Air Fryer Green Beans –

Crispy, flavorful, and nutritious—these air fryer green beans are the side dish you never knew you needed. Get ready to elevate your meals with this simple yet delicious recipe.

Close up view of air fryer green beans.

Breathe new life into your green beans with this mouthwatering air fryer recipe. By combining simple ingredients and harnessing the power of the air fryer, you’ll achieve a scrumptious side dish with a delightfully crispy texture. Not only is this method quick and convenient, but it also offers a healthier alternative to traditional deep-frying or oil-laden sautéing. Say goodbye to bland, overcooked green beans and hello to a vibrant, flavorful addition to your mealtime lineup.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I use frozen green beans?

Yes, you can use frozen green beans, but be sure to thaw and pat them dry before using to avoid excess moisture during cooking.

How can I make this recipe dairy-free?

To make this recipe dairy-free, simply omit the Parmesan cheese or replace it with a dairy-free alternative.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

You can still enjoy this recipe by baking the green beans in a preheated oven at 425°F for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Substitutions & Serving Suggestions

If you don’t have Parmesan cheese, feel free to use other types of cheese, such as Pecorino Romano or nutritional yeast for a vegan alternative. For an extra kick of flavor, you can also add crushed red pepper flakes or a sprinkle of your favorite seasoning blend.

These air fryer green beans are perfect as a side dish for any meal, from grilled meats to roasted vegetables. You can also serve them as a tasty appetizer or snack, with a dipping sauce like garlic aioli or ranch dressing.

Overhead view of air fryer green beans.

Storage & Reheating Instructions

To store any leftovers, place the green beans in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to reheat, simply place the green beans back in the air fryer at 350°F for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. You can also reheat them in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes, or in a pan on the stovetop over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

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Close up view of air fryer green beans.

Crispy, flavorful, and nutritious—these air fryer green beans are the side dish you never knew you needed. Get ready to elevate your meals with this simple yet delicious recipe.

Prep Time 5 minutes

Cook Time 10 minutes

Total Time 15 minutes


  • 16 ounces fresh green beans trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 lemon zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a sealable bag or bowl, combine the green beans, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Toss until the green beans are evenly coated.

  • Arrange the green beans in a single layer on the air fryer tray. If necessary, work in batches to avoid overcrowding.

  • Set the air fryer to bake at 400 degrees Fahrenheit and roast the green beans for 6-7 minutes. Shake the basket or toss the green beans halfway through the cooking process to ensure even cooking.

  • Once the green beans are cooked to your desired texture, remove them from the air fryer.

  • Drizzle the lemon juice over the green beans and sprinkle with lemon zest and Parmesan cheese.

  • Serve hot and enjoy!

Calories: 160kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 307mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 897IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 163mg | Iron: 1mg

Air Fryer Green Beans

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