Easy Air Fryer Green Beans

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Air Fryer Green Beans are so simple to make and they turn out perfectly crispy and tender when cooked in the air fryer. So why not save yourself a few steps and cook your green beans with a tasty seasoning in the air fryer.

A plate of green beans

You can make these using only four ingredients, two of which are seasonings. How much easier can it get than that? And these green beans are a great, healthy addition to your dinner.

You can also cook frozen green beans in your air fryer, if you don’t have fresh ones. We also like to make this air fryer green bean casserole when we have leftover beans.

Why You’ll Love It

  • These air fryer green beans are super quick to make and are a perfect way to enjoy something fresh and healthy.
  • You can forget about having to heat up a pan on the stovetop because you can just toss these green beans into the air fryer and let it do the work for you.
  • These are a very healthy option, and you can spice it up according to your liking.

What Type of Green Beans to Use?

Baskets of different types of beans

Green beans come in many different types. You can use green beans, wax beans, purple string beans, long beans – you name it!

While there are small differences, mainly in color and shape, there is very little difference between the types and they all cook about the same. So why not give them all a try!

Ingredients You Need

You can easily make green beans in the air fryer by using only four ingredients. Don’t have one of these things on hand? No problem! You can use whatever seasoning you like on these green beans. These are:

  • Green beans: Green beans are crunchy, tasty and loaded with health benefits. These are usually available year round. When buying fresh green beans, make sure you choose ones that have a fresh green color. They should be firm and not soggy or drying on the edges. Moreover, the ends shouldn’t be brown in color. Green beans are rich in fiber and other nutrients.
  • Olive oil: You can either use extra virgin olive oil or olive oil cooking spray for this recipe.
  • Red pepper flakes: Red pepper flakes bring in heat and spice to the green beans.
  • Black pepper: A little freshly ground black pepper also adds flavor to these beans.
  • Salt: A dash of salt gives them the salty flavor we all love.

Equipment Information

  • Air fryer: I use this 4-quart basket-style air fryer. It’s large enough to fit a meal for 4-6. But some things need more space in the air fryer basket, so they cook evenly.
  • Kitchen tongs: It’s very easy to remove food from your air fryer with kitchen tongs. I use these kitchen tongs that are silicon coated so they don’t scratch the interior.
A plate of green beans

Helpful Tips

  • It’s okay if the green beans overlap a bit in the air fryer basket.
  • If you like your green beans slightly crispy still, cook for only 10 minutes.
  • Use any other seasonings you like to flavor your green beans, like garlic salt, soy sauce, or seasoned salt.

Oven Directions

Don’t have an air fryer? No problem!

Preheat the oven to 350° F (175° C).

Cut the stems from the green beans. Place the beans on a baking tray. Drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Roast in the oven for 8-10 minutes. Remove from the oven and turn the vegetables on the tray. Roast for an additional 5 minutes.

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A plate of green beans

Air Fryer Green Beans

Air Fryer Green Beans are so simple to make and they turn out perfectly crispy and tender when cooked in the air fryer. So why not save yourself a few steps and cook your green beans with a tasty seasoning in the air fryer.
5 from 39 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 36 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
 

  • 1 pound (454 g) green beans trimmed
  • Olive oil cooking spray
  • 1/2 teaspoon (3 g) salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon (1 g) red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon (0.5 g) ground black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Place the green beans in the air fryer and spray with olive oil spray.
  • Cook on 400° F(200° C) for 12 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking.
  • When done, season with salt, red pepper flakes, and black pepper.

Notes

  • If you like your green beans slightly crispy still, cook for only 10 minutes.
  • Use any other seasonings you like to flavor your green beans, like garlic salt, soy sauce, or seasoned salt.
  • It’s okay if the green beans overlap a bit in the air fryer basket.

All air fryers have different wattage and may cook at different rates. You may need to adjust the time or temp for the best results.

Nutrition

Calories: 36kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 302mgPotassium: 246mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 857IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Green Beans
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Variation Ideas

You can season these beans by adding more or different seasonings to them. Here are a few ideas for alternative ways to season your green beans.

  • Seasoned salt: Try adding seasoned salt, garlic salt, or celery salt to these beans.
  • Soy sauce: Drizzle soy sauce or tamari for an umami flavor.
  • Sesame oil: Give the green beans an Asian touch by drizzling sesame oil on top.
  • Herbs: Sprinkle dried herbs like thyme, rosemary, oregano, or sage.
A plate of green beans

What to Serve with This Dish

There are so many options for main dishes to serve with this dish. You can make these all in the air fryer or in the oven, if you wish.

25 Delicious Air Fryer Main Dishes to Try

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5 thoughts on “Easy Air Fryer Green Beans

  1. Helen at the lazy gastronome says:

    5 stars
    I have a lot of green beans in my garden. This recipe is a delicious change to the standard green bean recipes.

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