Incredibly easy and mouth-wateringly delicious, our air fryer green beans recipe is perfect for you! You can cook fresh green beans with four ingredients in 10 minutes without turning the oven on. You’re going to love them!
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Why you’ll love green beans in the air fryer
- You’ll be cooking fresh green beans perfectly in just 10 minutes.
- Our simple recipe only has four ingredients.
- They make a tasty side dish to the main meal, great as a healthy snack and perfect for serving at Sunday dinner, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
- Ticking all the boxes, this green bean recipe is 100% vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, low-carb, and keto.
Air fryer vegetables are so easy and cooking green beans is no exception, in just a few minutes you’ll be enjoying fresh, tender, and crisp green beans.
What ingredients do I need?
You’ll need all of the ingredients shown in the photograph below.
How to make air fryer green beans with step-by-step instructions
Making crispy green beans in the air fryer is easy if you follow our simple instructions.
Preheat your air fryer to 375°F/190°C, according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
Trim your green beans and add them to a large bowl.
Add olive oil (oil cooking spray), kosher salt, and pepper, and stir to coat evenly.
Add the coated green beans to the air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry for approximately 6 – 8 minutes, shaking your basket halfway through, then cooking until your green beans are tender and crisp.
Remove your cooked green beans from the air fryer basket, serve immediately and enjoy!
What do I serve them with?
Air fryer green beans are great with many different dishes.
They are a perfect side dish for the main meal.
We love adding them to a Sunday dinner, along with our nut roast or lentil loaf.
They go perfectly with air fryer cheesy carrots, roasted potatoes, and Yorkshire puddings.
Why not eat them as a snack with your favorite dip?
They are delicious dipped in ranch dressing, sour cream, chives, sriracha with mayo, or a garlic dip.
You can also try this variation easy green beans with shallots.
How to pick the best fresh green beans
Fresh green beans should be bright green and firm.
They shouldn’t be floppy, wrinkled, or brown.
So, if they don’t look right, don’t buy them.
Can I cook frozen green beans in the air fryer?
Yes, you can cook frozen green beans in the air fryer.
All you’ll need to do is to add a couple of minutes to the cooking time in the air fryer.
And why not try this seasoning for frozen green beans?
Do I need to soak green beans before cooking them?
There’s no need to soak them.
All you need to do is to rinse them, wash any dirt off, and then dry them before tossing them.
What is the best air fryer?
There are many different brands of air fryers.
It’s a personal choice, and of course, we haven’t tried every single brand and model of the air fryer.
But this is the air fryer we love; it’s the best one we’ve used (and we’ve used a few).
Play with the flavors
We’ve shown you a simple green beans recipe, but if you like, you can play with the flavors.
Toss with garlic powder or spice them up with some paprika or red pepper flakes.
Try them with Italian seasoning, cajun seasoning, or Indian spice mix.
After cooking, squeeze a little fresh lemon juice over them.
Give them a cheesy, crunchy taste.
Mix panko bread crumbs and finely grated vegetarian Parmesan cheese together.
Dip the green beans in beaten egg and then roll them in the cheese mixture before placing them in the air fryer basket.
And if you’re looking for other green bean recipes, try crispy green beans.
How do I store them?
Store any leftover green beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
How do I reheat cooked green beans?
It’s easy to reheat green beans.
Spray with a little olive oil cooking spray, then place the green beans in the air fryer and air fry for approximately 4 minutes at 375°F/190°C.
This should bring back a little of the crispiness of the beans.
Recipe notes and expert tips
- Pre heat
Always preheat your air fryer; it’s essential it’s at the right temperature.
Store leftover air fryer green beans in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
More easy air fryer recipes for you to try
If you like our green beans recipe, why not look at these easy air fryer recipes?
- Air fryer Brussels sprouts
- Air fryer asparagus
- Air fryer frozen onion rings
- Air fryer zucchini fries
- Air fryer roasted tomatoes
- Air fryer cornbread
We hope you enjoy making and eating our air fryer green beans and would love to know how you got on with them.
Please leave a comment below, and feel free to ask any questions.
Air fryer green beans
- 1 lb Green beans washed and trimmed
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- ½ tsp Black pepper
- Pre heat your air fryer to 375°F/190°C, according to the manufacturer’s instructions
- Trim your green beans and add them to a large bowl. Add olive oil (or use olive oil cooking spray), kosher salt, and pepper, and stir to coat evenly. Add the coated green beans to the air fryer basket in a single layer and air fry for approximately 6 – 8 minutes, shaking your air fryer basket halfway through, then cook until your green beans are tender and crisp. Remove your cooked green beans from the air fryer basket, serve immediately and enjoy!1 lb Green beans, 1 tbsp Olive oil, ½ tsp Kosher salt, ½ tsp Black pepper
Please note that nutrient values are estimates only. Variations can occur due to product availability and manner of food preparation. Nutrition may vary based on methods of origin, preparation, freshness of ingredients, and other factors.
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