These easy air fryer green beans are the perfect side dish! Green beans are seasoned and roasted to perfection in the air fryer, ready to serve with your favorite entree.
Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables. I serve Oven Roasted Green Beans as a side dish at least once a week. Recently, I've started cooking them in my air fryer, and I have been really impressed with the result. They taste just like the oven roasted beans, but they are much faster to make, and you don't have to use your oven.
Air fried green beans are crispy, flavorful and absolutely delicious. Best of all, they only take 10 minutes to prepare. They pair incredibly well with basically any entree, and you can find excellent green beans all year around.
Why you'll love it
- Easy way to cook green beans
- Perfect roasted green beans in a few minutes
- Pairs well with a variety of entrees
- Lots of seasoning options
- Suitable for most diets, including vegan, keto and low carb
- Healthy side dish
- Kid friendly
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Green beans: I recommend using fresh green beans for this recipe, as fresh beans are best suited for roasting. If you use frozen green beans or canned beans, these will have a much softer texture after being air fried.
Seasoning: You can use any seasoning that you like. In this recipe I use salt, black pepper and garlic powder, but you can find plenty of seasoning variations below.
Olive oil: Adding a little oil helps the seasoning stick to the green beans, and gives them a better texture. I love olive oil, but you can use vegetable oil or any other oil that you like instead.
You can find detailed ingredient measurements and instructions in the recipe card at the bottom of the recipe.
Wash and dry your green beans. Cut off any tough ends.
Then, add them to an air fryer basket. Drizzle over olive oil, and sprinkle the seasoning. Use a pair of tongs to mix everything together, and make sure that the green beans are evenly coated in the seasoning.
Air fry at 370 F / 190 C for about 5-7 minutes. Shake the basket at least once halfway through to ensure an even cooking result.
- Adjust the seasoning to suit your preference.
- Make sure to wash the green beans and cut off any rough ends before cooking.
- Avoid overcrowding the air fryer basket.
- Shake the basket occasionally to ensure an even cooking result.
- For the best results, use raw green beans.
These green beans is a great side dish that you can serve with any entree. It pairs perfectly with a variety of main courses, but here are some of my favorites:
- Fish: Pesto Crusted Salmon, Pan Fried Hake, Baked Swordfish
- Pork: Instant Pot Pork Roast, Air Fryer Pork Tenderloin, Instant Pot Pork Chops and Rice, Air Fryer Brats
- Beef: Roast Topside of Beef, Air Fryer Steak
- Chicken: Baked Chicken Leg Quarters, Chicken and Chorizo Pasta
Toppings: Add toppings to your green beans to change their flavor. This is a great way to make green beans a little more interesting. Red pepper flakes, lemon juice, chopped herbs, almond flakes or cheese are excellent options.
Different seasoning: Change up the seasoning! Add chili powder or cayenne pepper to make spicy green beans, or try lemon juice + Italian seasoning for a Mediterranean flavor profile.
Parmesan green beans: Top the green beans with shredded Parmesan cheese. The cheese should be sprinkled over the beans either towards the end of the cooking time, or after they finish cooking.
Air fried green beans taste best served immediately. You can store any leftovers in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
You can reheat them in a microwave or air fryer for a few minutes until they are warm, and serve them as a side dish. Alternatively, dice them and use them in other meals such as Instant Pot Vegetable Beef Soup.
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Frequently asked questions
Yes, you can. Air fried canned green beans will be soft and warm. I prefer to use raw green beans in this recipe, as they will become crispier than canned beans.
If your green beans don't become crispy after air frying them, you might want to extend the cooking time, and simply air fry them for a little longer. Make sure to use raw green beans if you want them crispy - not canned or frozen beans.
If your green beans burn, or become brown or black, this indicates that they have been cooked at a too high temperature, or that they have been cooked for too long. Different air fryers might require different cooking times, so make sure to keep an eye on the green beans. Also, make sure not to overcrowd the basket. If you're cooking a big batch, you might have to cook them in multiple batches.
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Air Fryer Green Beans
- ½ pound green beans
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- Wash and dry your green beans. Cut off any tough ends.
- Then, add them to an air fryer basket. Drizzle over olive oil, and sprinkle the seasoning. Use a pair of tongs to mix everything together, and make sure that the green beans are evenly coated in the seasoning.
- Air fry at 370 F / 190 C for about 5-7 minutes. Shake the basket at least once halfway through to ensure an even cooking result.
- Store leftovers in a sealed container in a refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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