This air fryer green beans recipe creates a delicious snack or side dish that the entire family will love. The air fryer makes them crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. And you only need a few ingredients are needed to make these classic veggies.
This air fryer green beans recipe is so easy to make! The seasonings add just the right amount of flavor, so even the pickiest eaters will love them! Green beans are also a hearty vegetable that taste delicious with any meal.
WHY YOU WILL LOVE THIS RECIPE
Making green beans in the air fryer is one of the easiest ways you can prepare them! Clean up is much easier than making them in a skillet, and in less than 10 minutes, you have a crispy vegetable side dish on the table. This makes them perfect for busy weeknights, when you need a quick meal on the table.
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 1 tablespoon olive oil- you can also use avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pinch of black pepper
- teaspoon garlic powder
- chili powder
- Italian Seasoning
Trim the ends of the green beans before air frying, then rinse in water, to make sure they are clean.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the green beans with olive oil, salt and black pepper. Toss together until they green beans are all coated with oil and seasonings.
Transfer the green beans to the air fryer basket, and spread them in a single layer. Work in batches if necessary. (One pound green beans is usually two batches.)
Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes, tossing one or two times during cooking, until they reach the desired crispness you prefer.
Remove the beans with tongs, and add additional salt, parmesan cheese, or your favorite extra seasonings, to taste.
Use fresh green beans, and trim the tips of the green beans right before air frying so they don't dry out.
Add your favorite seasonings before air frying. They are delicious with simple salt and pepper, but you can add in classic favorites like garlic powder, onion powder, or paprika.
Be sure you don't overcrowd the basket. Spread the green beans out so the air can flow, which will prevent uneven cooking.
Toss the green beans or shake the basket at least once or twice. This helps the green beans to cook evenly, and if any are overlapping, it will separate them.
I make this in a Cosori air fryer. Because air fryers can cook differently based on their size and wattages, the first time you make this recipe, check the green beans every couple of minutes, to make sure they don't burn. You may need to adjust the cooking time by a minute or two.
If you want to try spicy green beans, add ½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes, chili powder, or cayenne pepper to the seasonings before air frying.
For a stir fry flavor, use sesame oil, and a teaspoon or two of soy sauce before air frying. Then, once they are done, sprinkle with sesame seeds. Combine with beef or chicken for a complete meal.
Cheesy green beans are a delicious side dish, especially with burgers or sandwiches. Sprinkle grated parmesan cheese right after air frying, or add the cheese and then air fry for an additional minute or two, until the cheese crisps on top of the green beans.
Green beans can also be added as a side to Italian dishes when sprinkled with minced garlic or a teaspoon of Italian seasoning. If serving next to pasta, add ½ teaspoon of lemon zest and a drizzle of fresh lemon juice to enhance their flavor.
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STORAGE AND REHEATING
Before storing leftover cooked green beans, let them cool to room temperature. Store them in a sealed or airtight container or Ziploc bag, in the fridge for 3 to 4 days.
If you want to freeze leftovers, allow them to cool, and then pat them dry with a paper towel to remove excess moisture. Place them in a freezer bag, and label with the date. For best flavor, use frozen green beans within twelve months.
When you are ready to use the frozen green beans, just throw them in the air fryer basket and air fry at 380 degrees F for 8-10 minutes, until they are heated through.
These easy air fryer green beans are already tossed with olive oil, you don't need to spray the basket with additional olive oil cooking spray.
Watch them closely as they are air frying, especially if it is the first time you are making them in your air fryer. They should be crispy, but tender and not charred black or mushy.
There are a few different types of green beans. String beans, snap beans, and French beans. While they can all be used to make green beans, French beans are usually thinner and longer, so air frying time will be lower.
You can make air fryer frozen green beans straight from the freezer, with no need to thaw!
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Air Fryer Green Beans are so crispy and juicy. This green bean recipe only uses three ingredients, making it an excellent side dish to any meal.
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Air Fryer Green Beans
- Air Fryer
- 1 pound Fresh Green Beans
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- Trim the ends of the green beans before air frying, then rinse in water, to make sure they are clean.
- In a large mixing bowl, combine the green beans with olive oil, salt and black pepper. Toss together until they green beans are all coated with oil and seasonings.
- Transfer the green beans to the air fryer basket, and spread them in a single layer. Work in batches if necessary. (One pound green beans is usually two batches.)
- Air fry at 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 8-10 minutes, tossing one or two times during cooking, until they reach the desired crispness you prefer.
- Remove the beans with tongs, and add additional salt, parmesan cheese, or your favorite extra seasonings, to taste.
*Nutritional information is a calculated guesstimate. Please note that this can change with different brands and modifications you may make to the recipe. For the most accurate information, use a nutritional calculator with the exact brands and measurements you're using with each recipe.