Air Fryer Green Beans

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These delicious air fryer green beans are loaded with parmesan cheese and garlic, and they have that wonderful, air-fried texture we all love. They’re a quick, easy side that goes with almost anything!

Closeup shot of air fryer green beans on plate

These delicious green beans are so mouthwateringly delicious and so easy to make. They’re the perfect quick and easy side for any meal.

Air Fryer Green Beans

Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables, but after years of steaming or boiling them, they start to get stale. This air fried version is loaded with flavor and a different texture, making them a great variation.

Overhead shot of air fryer green beans on plate

Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe.

  • green beans
  • parmesan cheese
  • minced garlic
  • salt
  • pepper
  • butter
Overhead shot of individual ingredients on table

Instructions

Three simple steps are all it takes to make these delicious green beans.

Step 1: Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until beans are well-coated.

Green beans topped with parmesan cheese, butter, and spices in bowl

Step 2: Place ingredients into a greased air fryer basket.

Overhead shot of green beans in air fryer basket

Step 3: Air fry at 400ºF for 15 minutes or until beans are tender. 

Overhead shot of cooked air fryer green beans

Equipment

You’ll need less than a handful of kitchen items to make this recipe..

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bowl
  • Air fryer

Substitutions

Wax Beans: Wax beans work wonderfully in this recipe.

Olive Oil: If you don’t like using butter, you can use olive oil, instead.

Closeup shot of air fryer green beans on plate

Options

Looking for ways to change up these air fryer green beans? Here are some suggestions.

Spicy: Add red pepper flakes for a spicy kick.

Bread Crumbs: For an added crunch, try adding bread crumbs to the mix.

Tips:

  • Preheat the air fryer for even heating.
  • Grease or spray the air fryer so nothing sticks.
  • To preserve the whole-bean look of this recipe, toss the beans, don’t stir them.
Closeup shot of tongs holding air fryer green beans.

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FAQ

How long are these beans good?

They’ll keep for about 5 days in the refrigerator.

Are my beans supposed to burn?

If you cooked them according to the instructions, they’ll have some dar brown areas, but that’s part of the flavor.

Why do I have to spray my basket if the beans have butter on them?

The basket should always be sprayed no matter what you’re cooking to limit any chance of anything sticking.

Closeup shot of air fryer green beans on plate

Air Fryer Green Beans

Ready to cook these air fryer green beans? Then print the recipe card below.

Yield: 8 servings

Air Fryer Green Beans

Air Fryer Green Beans

Air fryer green beans are a tasty twist on a classic veggie side. Loaded with garlic, butter, and parmesan, these beans are a hit!

Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans, ends snipped off
  • 
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese 

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp salt
  • 
1/2 tsp pepper

  • 4 oz butter, melted

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl until beans are well-coated.
  2. Place ingredients into a greased air fryer basket.
  3. Air fry at 400ºF for 15 minutes or until beans are tender. 

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 150Total Fat 13gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 1gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 36mgSodium 495mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 2gProtein 3g

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  1. These were amazing, I needed a quick addition to our movie night and these were perfect and gone within minutes. These are such great recipe, perfect for a quick addition to lunch or as a snack!

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