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Air-Fryer Asparagus

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

This air-fryer asparagus recipe is packed with flavor, thanks to the lemon-garlic dressing that the spears are tossed in before roasting. It's a simple, quick side that goes with almost anything. —Tina Mirilovich, Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Air-Fryer Asparagus Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated lemon zest
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt
  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon wedges, optional


  1. Preheat air fryer to 375°. In large bowl, combine the first 6 ingredients. Add asparagus; toss to coat. Working in batches, place in a single layer on greased tray in air-fryer basket.
  2. Cook until tender and lightly browned, 4-6 minutes. Transfer to a serving platter; sprinkle with Parmesan cheese. If desired, serve with lemon wedges.

Air-Fryer Asparagus Tips

How do you trim asparagus?

Bend the asparagus and let the stalk tell you! Snap off the stalk end as far down as you can. Slicing the white ends is a good place to start if you don't want to snap each piece individually. Here are some other asparagus prep tips to know.

What else can you put on air-fryer asparagus?

Try adding toppings like bread crumbs, red pepper flakes, lemon juice and balsamic vinegar. (Psst! If you don't have an air fryer for this recipe, make an oven-roasted asparagus recipe instead.)

How do you store air-fryer asparagus?

Store this asparagus in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-4 days. For more springy inspiration, see our other favorite asparagus recipes

Christina Herbst, Taste of Home Assistant Digital Editor

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 156 calories, 15g fat (3g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 3g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 vegetable.

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