Air Fryer Green Beans

Get ready to experience the magic of air-fried green beans! This incredibly simple recipe transforms fresh green beans into a flavorful and crispy side dish that’s perfect for any occasion. With minimal oil and just a few minutes in your air fryer, you’ll have perfectly cooked green beans that are tender on the inside and beautifully browned on the outside.

This healthy and delicious option is sure to please everyone at the table, from vegetable lovers to those seeking a lighter alternative to traditional fried sides. So ditch the deep fryer and embrace the ease and health benefits of air-fried green beans!


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Lemon wedges for serving (optional)


1. Prep the Green Beans:

  • Wash and trim the ends of the green beans, removing any stems. You can snap them by hand, but if not, use kitchen scissors.
  • Pat the green beans dry with a paper towel or clean kitchen towel. This helps them crisp up in the air fryer.

2. Season the Green Beans:

In a large bowl, toss the green beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Make sure they are evenly coated.

3. Air Fry the Green Beans:

Preheat your air fryer to 400°F (200°C).

  • Place the seasoned green beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket. Avoid overcrowding, you might need to cook in batches.
  • Air fry for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through cooking. This ensures even crisping.

4. Serve and Enjoy:

  • Check for doneness. The green beans should be slightly tender-crisp and possibly browned in some spots.
  • Serve immediately with lemon wedges for an extra flavor boost (optional).


  • For extra flavor, you can add additional seasonings like garlic powder, onion powder, or Italian seasoning before air frying.
  • If you prefer softer green beans, cook for a shorter time, around 6-8 minutes.
  • Cooking times may vary slightly depending on the thickness of your green beans and your air fryer model.

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