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Air Fryer Green Beans

These air fryer green beans are delicious and simple to make. Perfectly cooked in the air fryer, these roasted green beans are ready in under 10 minutes. 
a white oval plate with roasted air fryer green beans, two lemon slices, and rose gold silverware on a white board.

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These Air Fryer Green Beans are delicious and simple to make. Perfectly cooked in the air fryer, these roasted green beans are ready in under 10 minutes. 

a white oval plate with roasted air fryer green beans, two lemon slices, and rose gold silverware on a white board.

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If you are looking for a tasty and speedy side dish, you cannot beat these green beans in the air fryer. They’re easy to customize and “dress up” and are packed with lots of flavor.

Even better, these green beans are similar to oven-roasted green beans, but you don’t even have to turn on that energy hog!

Looking for more tasty green bean recipes? Check out these Garlic Butter Green Beans, Stir-Fried Green Beans, Green Beans in Tomato Sauce, Cheesy Green Bean Casserole, Refrigerator Dilly Beans, Green Beans Gremolata, and Crispy Green Bean Fries.

Ingredients and Variations

a bowl of green beans, salt, and olive oil on a white board.

The print recipe card below has the exact measurements, but this recipe is rocking:

  • Green beans (surprised?)
  • Olive oil
  • Flaky sea salt

It’s a very bare-bone base recipe, but then you get to customize it to your preferences! A few suggestions: crumbled bacon, minced garlic, a splash of balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes, and grated Parmesan cheese.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy these green beans in the air fryer is by tossing them with a splash of soy sauce and sesame oil right before serving.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Should I Use String Beans or Haricot Verts in this recipe?

You can use either! Haricot verts or thin French green beans are longer and thinner than traditional green beans.

I have used both in this recipe to great success. Haricot verts tend to cook 1-2 minutes faster than green/string beans.

What If I Like My Green Beans Soft?

No worries, you can absolutely achieve a softer texture with these green beans in the air fryer.

You can cook them a few minutes longer (check in 2-minute increments), or, if you have a basket-style air fryer, I add 2 tbsp of water to the basket when cooking the beans.

Similar to making Air Fryer Cabbage, the water in the basket helps to steam the green beans as they bake in the air fryer.

Can You Air Fry Frozen Green Beans?

Yes! Frozen green beans will not crisp up exactly the same as fresh green beans, but they’ll still be delicious.

Do not defrost the green beans before adding them to the air fryer. Cook them at 380F for 5 minutes, then season with olive oil and salt, and return to the air fryer until cooked through (~5-10 more minutes).

Can You Air Fry Green Beans From a Can?

Yes! Similar to frozen green beans, canned green beans won’t taste the same as fresh, but it’s still a great dish.

Thoroughly drain the beans in a small strainer or sieve and pat dry. Then season and cook at 380F for 5-10 minutes or until they have reached your preferred level of cooked.

How to Reheat Green Beans in the Air Fryer

Allow the cooked green beans to fully cool and then store them in an air-tight container for up to three days. Reheat in the air fryer at 350F for 2-3 minutes.

3 photos showing the process of making roasted green beans in an air fryer.

What to Serve With Air Fryer Green Beans

I like to use them as a side for my dry brined chicken, air fryer mahi mahi, Boursin pasta, air fryer cornish hensair fryer salmon cakes, or air fryer chicken tenders with no breading.

PRO TIPS/RECIPE NOTES

  • Every person prefers their veggies roasted to a specific level. Use common sense and check on your green beans during the cooking process to see what works best for you.
  • You can use olive oil cooking spray if you’d like to reduce the oil used in the recipe. You’ll want to spray the green beans in a bowl or on a plate before adding them to the air fryer. Commercial cooking sprays with propellants can damage the lining of the air fryer basket and should never be sprayed directly on the basket. Or, you can use a Misto which does not use any propellants.

two plates of roasted green beans.
a white oval plate with roasted air fryer green beans, two lemon slices, and rose gold silverware on a white board.
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Air Fryer Green Beans

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
These air fryer green beans are delicious and simple to make. Perfectly cooked in the air fryer, these roasted green beans are ready in under 10 minutes. 

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Trim the ends of the green beans. You can cut them in half for larger beans.
    1 lb green beans
  • Rinse green beans in clean water, drain, and pat dry.
  • Toss the beans in a bowl with olive oil and add to the air fryer.
    2 tsp olive oil
  • If you prefer softer green beans, add 1 tbsp of water to the air fryer basket. This only works for basket-sytle air fryers.
  • Cook at 300F for 10-13 minutes (or to your desired level of roasted), shaking the basket at 5 minutes.
  • Salt the finished beans to taste.
    1/4 tsp sea salt

Notes

  1. Every person prefers their veggies roasted to a specific level. Use common sense and check on your green beans during the cooking process to see what works best for you.
  2. You can cut and prep the green beans days ahead of time. Trim, wash, dry, and store uncooked green beans in an air-tight container for up to three days.
Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (0.75 cups)
Calories 53 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0.3g2%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.3g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Sodium 152mg7%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 782IU16%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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