Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

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Tossed with a drizzle of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper, this recipe for air fryer roasted asparagus is so simple to make! This roasted asparagus is not only delicious but also provides the perfect light crunch!

Woman holding an air fryer roasted asparagus stalk.

Healthy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

Full of vitamins A + C as well as a bunch of fiber, asparagus is known to be one of the most healthy vegetables out there. Plus, asparagus is visually appealing too! When properly cooked, an elegant spear of asparagus will have a bright green color that adds the perfect pop of color on any plate you serve it on.

woman pulling roasted asparagus out of the air fryer

If you haven’t liked cooked asparagus in the past, you might now. By cooking it in the air fryer, you are helping the asparagus get rid of some of that bitterness it tends to have when eaten raw. It’s also less likely to come out mushy as it’s very easy to overcook asparagus!

Woman holding up a spear of roasted air fryer asparagus

If you want to take this side dish up a notch, take a look at this bacon-wrapped asparagus recipe. Crispy, thick-cut bacon, wrapped around a bundle of roasted asparagus is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat this veggie!

You can also finish them off with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese as soon as it’s done roasting to serve on the side with a plate of pasta.

Other Ways To Cook Asparagus

Perfectly roasted air fryer asparagus on a white plate.

No air fryer? No problem at all!

You can still make some roasted asparagus- just use your oven instead! Using the same recipe, follow these instructions to make roasted asparagus spears in the oven so you can make it next time you have a bundle on hand.

If you have an instant pot, I recommend trying this Instant Pot steamed asparagus recipe that can be ready in less than 5 minutes!

You can’t go wrong with whichever way you decide to cook them.

How To Air Fry Asparagus

Asparagus stalks roasted at the bottom of an air fryer

Before you start to cook the asparagus, make sure to rinse them under cool water and pat them dry beforehand.

To finish cleaning them off, cut off about an inch off the tough ends of each spear and throw them away. Another way you can do this is by holding the asparagus by each end and bending it until a piece of it snaps off naturally.

Place all of the clean asparagus in a bowl and toss with some drizzled olive oil and pinch of salt and pepper.

Then put the asparagus at the bottom of the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 400F, shaking the basket halfway through.

Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

What To Serve With Roasted Asparagus

Asparagus is such a versatile veggie- it tastes good with almost everything and works well to eat at any time of the day!

For breakfast, you add some this asparagus to an omelet with some potatoes and cheese.

For lunch, you can serve this ‘fried’ asparagus on top of a shrimp quinoa bowl for an extra boost in veggies.

For dinner, serve it has a healthy side dish option with a lean piece of protein such as a roasted chicken or roast beef.

In short, anytime you eat it..air fryer roasted asparagus is so good!

More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

asparagus being pulled out of the air fryer

If you loved this simple ‘fried’ asparagus recipe, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some of my current veggie go-to’s:

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Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

This air fryer asparagus is amazing! Perfect roasted asparagus in the air fryer cooks in 8 minutes! Air fryer is the quickest and easiest way to make roasted asparagus!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time13 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer asparagus, asparagus, roasted asparagus
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 85kcal

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  • 1 lb asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

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  • Cut off and discard the tough ends of the asparagus.
  • Toss asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Put asparagus in the air fryer basket and cook for 8 minutes at 400F, shaking the basket halfway through.
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Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg
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