Air Fryer Green Beans

Air Fryer Green Beans

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Simply roasted with some olive oil, salt, and pepper, these air fryer green beans are incredibly easy to make for a healthy snack. This recipe is also fantastic as a side dish paired with a lean piece of protein for a delicious dinner meal!

Close up of roasted green beans in an air fryer

Healthy Air Fryer Green Beans

I don’t know about you, but lately, I have been really into making veggie side dishes in the air fryer. I can’t get over the crispiness and the delicious flavor of an air fried vegetable.

Close up of air fryer green beans

It’s as easy as it gets- with even less cleanup time!

One of my recent favorite sides to make is air fryer green beans. Not only does this have a delicious flavor, but green beans are incredibly nutritious. They are full of vitamin C and K, as well as a healthy dose of fiber.

Woman pulling out an air fryer basket filled with green beans.

So, air fryer green beans are good for you and yummy. What’s not to love?

Plus, green beans are an amazing low-carb option when it comes to picking out a side dish for your meals.

close up of air fryer green beans

If you are worried you can’t make these roasted green beans because you don’t have an air fryer, don’t be!

You can easily take this recipe and follow the instructions to make these green beans in your instant pot. You can also prep this vegetable in your microwave to save some time on a busy night!

If you want to take a roasted green bean recipe to the next level, you should consider taking a look at this recipe for garlic green beans. The added garlic enhances the flavor profile and gives it the kick it needs!

The best part about this vegetable is how versatile it is. You can make it so many different ways. Green beans taste great with everything from lemon pepper to a fun Asian twist! In this recipe, however, we are going to keep it fairly basic. Don’t worry- it’s fantastic.

woman holding an air fryer green bean, with an air fryer basket full of them in the background

How To Make Air Fryer Green Beans

Before you start cooking your green beans, take a moment to properly clean them to get rid of any dirt or pesticide residue left over. Then place the green beans in a bowl with cool water to fully rinse them.

Once they are fully clean, pat the green beans dry and trim the end off of each bean strand.

Toss them with a bit of olive oil, salt, and pepper. If you want to season them up a little more, add a dash of cayenne pepper and garlic powder. 

air fryer green beans in an air fryer

Place prepped green beans into the air fryer basket and cook at 400F for 10 minutes. Make sure to shake the basket halfway through so that the green beans cook evenly throughout. 

Air Fryer Green Beans in air fryer basket on a countertop

What To Make With Green Beans

Woman pulling out an air fryer basket with green beans

Now that you know how to make a quick side of air fryer green beans, here are a few ideas of what you could serve along with it!

You can also keep it super simple and serve them as a healthy snack when you are in the mood for something deliciously crunchy.

woman holding a roasted green bean with several other roasted green beans in a teal and white bowl underneath


More Healthy Air Fryer Recipes

If you loved these ‘fried’ green beans, check out some of my other air fryer recipes!

These are some of my other current veggie favorites:

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Air Fryer Green Beans

These air fryer green beans are amazing! Roasted to perfection and browned on the outside, perfect crispness on the inside, you will love cooking green beans in the air fryer!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer green beans, green beans
Cooking Method: Air Fryer
Diet: Gluten-Free, Keto / Low-Carb, Paleo, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 66kcal

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  • Trim the green beans, then toss with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Put prepared green beans in the air fryer basket and cook at 400F for 10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through.
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Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 298mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. Brian Ansorge
    Brian Ansorge says:

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