Air Fryer Green Beans are a delicious, healthy side dish. They come out tender, yet crisp and flavorful in the air fryer. It’s my favorite way to cook fresh green beans!

For more Easy Side Dish Recipes, be sure to check out my Instant Pot Carrots, Loaded Cheesy Potato Casserole, and Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus.

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When it comes to making quick, easy, and healthy side dishes, the Air Fryer is your best friend!

Roasted vegetables are my favorite, and these Air Fryer Green Beans come out perfectly crisp and tender in just under 10 minutes. They go perfectly with almost any meal like Shake and Bake Pork Chops or Blackened Mahi Mahi.

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I like to keep the seasonings simple. Sometimes I’ll add a little parmesan cheese to my green beans when they’re done cooking, but that’s totally optional!

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Ingredients for Air Fryer Green Beans

  • lemon juice
  • olive oil
  • salt + pepper
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • fresh green beans
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How to Cook Green Beans in the Air Fryer – Step by Step

Step 1: Preheat Air Fryer

Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.

Step 2: Mix ingredients

Stir the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a small bowl.

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Step 3: Add green beans

Add the green beans to a large bowl. Pour the olive oil mixture over the top and and toss until fully combined.

Step 4: Air Fry

Add the beans to the the air fryer basket in an even layer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, tossing halfway through.

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Tips and Notes

  • Preheat your air fryer. I like to preheat my air fryer for a few minutes before adding the food. This ensures that the proper temperature has been reached and that your veggies will cook up perfectly. 
  • Shake the basket a few times. This will help to ensure even cooking and that all surfaces of your green beans get equally crispy.
  • Variations: this version uses a super simple seasoning blend, but feel free to cook your green beans with any other spices or blends you like.
  • How to store: Any leftover green beans can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
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Air Fryer Green Beans – FAQs

Can you cook frozen green beans in the air fryer?

Yes you can. Simply add the frozen green beans to the preheated air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees for 10 minutes, shaking the basket every few minutes. Add the seasonings and a little oil or butter after the green beans are finished cooking.

How long to cook green beans in the air fryer?

Fresh green beans need about 10-12 minutes to cook in the air fryer at around 370 degrees.

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Recipe: Air Fryer Green Beans

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Air Fryer Green Beans are a delicious, healthy side dish. They come out tender, yet crisp and flavorful in the air fryer. It's my favorite way to cook fresh green beans

Ingredients

  • 3 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cleaned and ends trimmed off

Equipment

  • 1 Air Fryer

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the air fryer to 370 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Stir the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder together in a small bowl.
  • Add the green beans to a large bowl. Pour the olive oil mixture over the top of the green beans and toss until fully combined.
  • Add the green beans to the the air fryer basket in an even layer. Cook for 10-12 minutes, tossing halfway through.

Notes

  • Preheat your air fryer. I like to preheat my air fryer for a few minutes before adding the food. This ensures that the proper temperature has been reached and that your air fryer green beans will cook up perfectly. 
  • Shake the basket a few times. This will help to ensure even cooking and that all surfaces of your green beans get equally crispy.
  • Variations: this version uses a super simple seasoning blend, but feel free to cook your green beans with any other spices or blends you like.
  • How to store: Any leftover air fryer green beans can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
Cuisine: American
Course: Side Dish
Calories: 131kcal, Carbohydrates: 9g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 11g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 298mg, Potassium: 250mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 783IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 44mg, Iron: 1mg
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