How to Air Fry Green Beans

Learning how to air fry green beans will make you the star of tonight's family dinner.

Move over, green bean casserole. Green beans are getting a crispy makeover when you add them to your list of air fryer recipes. Learning how to air fry green beans cuts down on your cooking time, as well as fat and calories. Air-fried green beans require just a small drizzle of olive oil to cook, as opposed to other recipes that use larger amounts of oil, butter or other fats.

We like making air fryer vegetable recipes because they’re a great way to please health enthusiasts and picky eaters alike. Whip up a batch for a quick weeknight side dish or, if you’re feeling brave, offer them to the kids for an after-school snack. You may be surprised at how fast they disappear!

How to Make Air Fryer Green Beans

You’ll need:

  • 1 pound of green beans
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Seasonings of your choice

Step 1: Preheat the air fryer

Make sure you have the right size air fryer before getting started. For a pound of green beans, opt for a 5-quart size. Preheat your air fryer to 370° F and trim the green beans.

Step 2: Season the green beans

Place your trimmed green beans in a medium bowl and pat them dry. This will give them a nice crunch once they’re fried. Drizzle them with olive oil, then sprinkle salt, pepper and seasonings of your choice; toss to coat.

Step 3: Fry

Now it’s time to let the air fryer do the work. Empty the seasoned green beans into the air fryer and bake for 7 to 9 minutes. Serve with a crunchy dish like air fryer chicken tenders or air fryer chickpea fritters.

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Carrie Madormo, RN
Now a freelance health and food writer, Carrie worked as a nurse for over a decade. When she isn't hunched over her laptop with a baby in hand, you will find her cooking her grandmother’s recipes, lacing up her running shoes or sipping coffee in the bathroom to hide from her three young children.