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Air Fryer Green Beans

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Air fryer green beans are an easy way to get a delicious, healthy, and fast side dish on the table in just 10 minutes!

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Green beans are one of my favorite foods! And this easy air fryer green beans recipe is one you definitely want to try! The cook time is less than a traditional oven and produces yummy mouthwatering green beans. Making this the perfect side dish to any whatever recipe you’re making tonight!

Green beans do not have to be bland or basic. They can be one of the best dishes on the table.

I know that might surprise you, but when they have just the right balance of seasonings, this common vegetable can really be the star of the table. Plus it’s an easy side dish with minimal prep that even picky eaters will enjoy!

Air frying is so easy making this side dish a winner!

fresh green beans rinsed in a bowl

Can I cook green beans in an air fryer?

Yes! And green beans air fryer cooked are absolutely wonderful, making this an easy air fryer recipe! They come out perfectly roasted and cook so quickly too. 

Green beans in the air fryer is my favorite way to cook and eat them. They are so good, I even eat them as a snack by themselves.

What ingredients are in air fryer green beans?

For this tasty recipe, you’ll need just a handful of ingredients!

  • Fresh Crispy Green Beans: you will want the stem trimmed off before cooking
  • Olive Oil: this coats the beans in seasonings and gives them a great crisp in the air fryer
  • Salt: A little salt really brings out the flavor of the beans and lets them shine
  • Black Pepper: this classic spice is great for just a hint of pepper kick in each bite.
  • Onion Powder: this is an easy way to get a great onion flavor without having to chop real onions.

Pro Tip: Fresh green beans have a great green color with no brown spots and snap easily when bent in half. So be sure to check when you are buying them.

fresh green beans placed in an air fryer, uncooked.

How to cook fresh green beans in an air fryer:

  1. Toss green beans and other ingredients together.
  2. Place green beans in a single layer in your air fryer basket and cook.
  3. They’re done! Place them on a serving plate and serve!

Pro Tip: For exact directions and times please scroll down to the recipe card.

How long to cook green beans in air fryer:

These air fryer green beans cook in just 8-10 minutes. 8 minutes if you like them crunchier, and 10 minutes if you like them softer.

green beans cooked in air fryer.

How do you trim fresh green beans?

This air fryer green beans recipe calls for fresh beans with the stem trimmed off. The stem part was connected to the plant when the bean was growing. 

It can be stringy and hard to chew. It doesn’t taste very good even though it is edible.

So when you have fresh green beans you want to make sure the stem is off. You can snap the stem off with your fingers since fresh beans will be crisp enough to break and snap easily.

Or you can take a knife and cut the end off. It’s easy to line up a row of beans and trim the stem end off all at once.

You do not have to trim the other end even though it might have a small tail. It is delicious and perfect to eat. But if you want to trim both sides so each bean is the same length, you can do that too.

platter with green beans spread out

Can you cook frozen green beans in the air fryer?

Yes! One great thing about using this appliance is that you can put completely frozen things straight in it and still have them come out great.

For this air fryer green beans recipe, you will need to add 2-3 minutes of cooking time since you are starting with frozen instead of fresh beans.

Can dogs eat air fryer green beans?

No. While plain green beans are full of fiber and great nutrients for your dog, my easy recipe coats the green beans in seasonings which are delicious and great for humans.

But the extra seasonings aren’t great for your dog. So feed them some plain raw green beans, making sure they are cut up into small pieces so your dog doesn’t gulp them down and choke on the big pieces.

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Are air fryer green beans a carb?

Yes. Green beans are a carbohydrate. But that is mostly the fiber in the green beans.

Most carbs get turned into sugar inside the body, but fiber does not turn into sugar as it digests it. Instead, it stays in its fiber carb structure and helps the body balance how it uses sugar. 

It also helps control hunger cravings.

Green beans are one of the best vegetables you can eat while on a low carb meal plan because there are not very many carbs in each serving and the carbs that are there are fiber.

They also have some protein and a lot of antioxidants and vitamins making them a great choice even though yes, they are technically a carb.

side view of green beans on a platter.

Different Ways to enjoy Air Fryer Green Beans:

When making this tasty side dish, you may want to change it up up every once in a while. These are some of our favorite ways to make this healthy side dish!

  • Instead of olive oil, use sesame oil soy sauce for a more Asian inspired flavor – just don’t add too much oil as a little goes a long way!
  • If you like a little kick, add a few red pepper flakes!
  • Garlic or garlic powder always tastes great with fresh green beans.
  • Sprinkle some parmesan cheese on top of them after they are done cooking makes the perfect addition!
  • A light lemon zest or sprinkle of lemon juice gives these a nice fresh taste!
  • Depending on how crunchy you like your green beans you can add a few extra minutes to your cook time for softer beans or cook them a few minutes less for crunchy green beans.
  • If you have some favorite spices you put on everything, add them to your green beans! Trust your taste buds!

How to store leftover air fryer green beans:

Keep any extras in an airtight container in the fridge and eat within 5 days. 

Or if you have cooked more fresh green beans in air fryer than you can possibly eat, you can freeze them after they have cooked and cooled down.

You can reheat them for a few minutes in your air fryer until warmed through and crisp.

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Can guinea pigs eat air fryer green beans?

No. Guinea pigs are herbivores which means they eat raw grains and fresh produce. Cooked vegetables can cause gastrointestinal issues for them.

If you want to serve your pet some of the same food you are having, pull one raw green bean aside for them before cooking. That is enough for their small size.

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More Vegetable Recipes You’ll Love…

These air fryer green beans are crispy, perfectly seasoned, and make the perfect veggie side dish or a snack any time of the day. Plus it’s a great way to get vegetables into your diet on a daily basis! Add this Air Fryer Green Bean recipe to your dinner tonight! If you love this simple recipe, give it a 5 star rating below!

Yield: 1 pound green beans

Air Fryer Green Beans

fresh green beans placed in an air fryer, uncooked.

Air fryer green beans are an easy way to get a delicious, healthy, and fast side dish on the table in just 10 minutes!

Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  1. Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss green beans to coat.
  2. Place green beans in air fryer basket and cook at 380*F for 8 minutes for tender crisp green beans.
  3. If you wish to have them softer, toss and cook an additional 2 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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