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No fuss Air Fryer Green Beans recipe that is ready in just 15 minutes. Simple and made with just a handful of ingredients for a perfect and nutritious side dish recipe that can be paired with just anything.

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Air fryer green beans are a perfect healthy side dish recipe to add to your dinner table that pairs well with pretty much any meal. This green beans recipe is super easy to make with just 5 minutes of prep time and 8-10 minutes of cook time. When pressed for time and not sure what side dish to make, this is the recipe for you. The green beans are tossed in with olive oil, seasoning, salt, and pepper, then air fried until crispy and tender. Once the green beans are done, top them with some shaved parmesan and even drizzle some lemon juice for perfectly zesty and delicious green beans.

Why you will love this green beans recipe

  • Simple and easy: These air fryer green beans recipes are easy to make and so simple. Only a few ingredients are needed to make and ready in just under 15 minutes.
  • Healthy: Packed with nutrients and fiber, this green beans recipe is air fried with a small amount of oil for a healthier option.
  • Pairs well with anything: green beans are one of those veggies that you can make that will pair well with pretty much any main meal.
top view cooked green beans topped with shaved parmesan in a round white plate

Ingredients needed to make this air fryer green beans

  • Fresh Green Beans: we do like using fresh green beans. Just trim off the edges. You may also use frozen green beans.
  • Olive Oil: any other oil of your choice will work.
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • Garlic Powder: you may use fresh garlic but minced really well.
  • Dries Basil: or any other seasoning of your choice. Do not use fresh basil.
  • Optional, to serve: Shaved parmesan cheese, lemon wedges
ingredients to make air fryer green beans

How to make this air fried garlic green beans

  • Trim the ends of the green beans and place them in a sheet pan or a very
    large bowl.
hand cutting the trims off green beans on a white cutting board
  • Drizzle with the oil and add in the seasonings. Use your hands to toss very well, until all pieces are coated.
hand tossing the green beans in a bowl
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F. Air fry the green beans in 2 batches, for 6-8 minutes, shaking the basket halfway.
green beans laid out in the air fryer basket
  • Serve with parmesan and lemon wedges, if desired.

Recipe notes and tips

  • If you do not have fresh green beans, you can use frozen green beans.
  • Use any oil of your choice.
  • Don’t have an air fryer? Make these green beans in the oven. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until just crispy and tender to your liking.
  • Add in more seasonings if you like.
  • Store leftovers in the fridge for up to 5 days.
top view of air fried green beans with lemon wedges

Frequently asked questions

Can you air-fry green beans from a can?

Technically yes. You can use canned green beans and air fry them as you would any other veggies. You will not be getting the crispy and tender texture you would using fresh beans. Canned beans are not ideal but if that’s all you have then use them.

How long do green beans take to cook?

Green beans will take anywhere between 5-10 minutes to cook. It all depends on whether you are using fresh green beans, frozen, or canned. Remember canned green beans are already cooked so they need less time. Fresh green beans need about 8 minutes or so depending on how crispy you want them.

Do I need to soak green beans before cooking?

You do not need to soak green beans before cooking them. You can blanch them in salted water to help tenderize it but is not really necessary.

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What to serve with green beans

top view green beans on a round white plate

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Air Fryer Green Beans

By: Rena
Servings: 4
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
top view of air fried green beans with lemon wedges
Easy to make green beans made with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cooked in the air fryer for 6-8 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp dried basil
  • Optional, to serve: Shaved parmesan cheese, lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Trim the ends of the green beans and place them in a sheet pan or a very large bowl.
  • Drizzle with the oil and add in the seasonings. Use your hands to toss very well, until all pieces are coated.
  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F. Air fry the green beans in 2 batches, for 6-8 minutes, shaking the baskethalfway.
  • Serve with parmesan and lemon wedges, if desired.

Notes

  • you may add any seasoning of your choice in addition to the garlic powder
  • try swapping olive oil with avocado oil
  • frozen green beans can be used but fresh green beans are preferred.

Nutrition

Calories: 87kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 592mgPotassium: 375mgFiber: 5gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1176IUVitamin C: 21mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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top view green beans on a white plate

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About Rena Awada

Hi, I’m Rena! I am here to help you prepare delicious, light, fresh meals that your whole family will love!

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