Simple to make Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans are the perfect veggie side dish for any occasion, holiday dinner, or weeknight meal. Heck, I love them just to snack on them!
Recipes like my Air Fryer Mozzarella Bites and Air Fryer Crispy Tortellini are great for when you want a family pleasing dish. I love the air fryer for fun and healthy foods, and this is one of my Air Fryer Recipes you’ll want in your recipe box!
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Easy roasted green beans in air fryer
Did you know that you can get perfectly cooked green beans from the (affiliate link) Air Fryer in just a few minutes of cooking time?
For me, I like to eat roasted green beans as a snack while I’m cooking other things. It actually helps keep me from snacking on less healthy things while I cook.
Simple veggie side dish
The simple technique of (affiliate link) Air Fryer roasting makes veggies deep in flavor and super yummy.
Serve these air fried green beans as a simple and classic side dish.
Or toss them in a salad. Add them to pasta dishes. Or serve them as a nice snack!
I love roasted green beans
In fact, I have an oven roasted Easy Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms and Onions recipe already on the blog.
So, I thought I’d see how the green beans do in the Air Fryer. And, let me tell you, this is perfect!
Air Fryer Recipes
I love the Air Fryer and find myself using it all the time.
Like I’ve said before, the Air Fryer can be used like a small oven. So it uses less energy to heat and cook things than the big regular oven.
It doesn’t heat up the house the same way that the oven does. And, the Air Fryer is so much faster than the oven.
Holiday side dish
And this easy to make side dish is perfect for holiday meals. Think Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter.
You can toss in some sliced red onions and mushrooms as well (like I did for my oven version), or leave it as just the one veggie.
Some other great and simple veggie side dishes!
Recipe notes & tips
Just chop a few veggies, or buy them pre-chopped from the produce section of your grocery store.
One pound of green beans is 16 ounces (in case your package is labeled differently). And, you know, a little more or a little less of any of the veggie isn’t going to make a huge difference.
Just be careful not to crowd the Air Fryer basket too much or the veggies will steam, and won’t get as browned. If you have a small air fryer, you may need to cook the green beans in two batches.
Small thin green beans should cook in 6-8 minutes. If you are using large thick green beans, they may need a little longer to cook, about 8-10 minutes. Be sure to check them for the level of browning that you like on your green beans.
Want to lower the calorie content even more?
If you want to lower the calorie content even more, you can use a light spray of non-stick cooking spray instead of oil.
Personally, I like the flavor that the oil gives the green beans, and don’t mind the small calorie content that the oil has. But, again, it is an option.
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
I’ve had several readers ask if this recipe can be made with frozen green beans. So, I thought I’d do some testing to see if it works.
The short answer, yes, this recipe works just as written if you want to use frozen or fresh green beans. I do think that fresh green beans have a better texture and flavor than frozen ones, but if you have a bag of frozen green beans, by all means, yes, this will absolutely work.
To test, I cooked two batches, one at 350° F, and one at 400° F. I wasn’t sure if the frozen beans would need a lower temperature because they would be a little softer already from being frozen. The ones cooked at 400° were browned, a little more crunchy, and had a better flavor. Also, I like the idea that you don’t have to fuss around with changing the temperature on the air fryer like in some recipes.
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Air Fryer Green Beans Recipe
Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans
- Preheat the air fryer to 400° F.
- Place green beans in a bowl, and drizzle oil over the top, sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat.
- Once the air fryer is hot, place the green beans in the air fryer basket. Cook 6-10 minutes, shaking basket halfway through cooking time. Check for doneness again a few times towards the end of cooking, and shake the basket each time you check, so that they are done evenly, and the browning that you like.
- Remove the roasted green beans, and serve topped with extra salt and pepper if you like.