Air Fryer Green Beans Recipe (Air Fryer)

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These fried green beans are a marvelously simple side dish, “fried” in your air fryer!!

Yes, I said simple. Seriously simple! If you can push the buttons on your air fryer, you can make this recipe.

I’m relatively new to the air fryer. I haven’t quite found firm ground with it yet. I find myself experimenting a lot and failing a lot. I’m not sure why the learning curve is so big for me, you would think it would be pretty simple, all things considered. But I haven’t given up! And every once in a while, I actually hit a home run.

A single, white plate sits piled high with bright green, Air Fryer Green Beans.


These green beans use far less fat than roasting in the oven. And because they keep so much of their flavor, the spices only need to be added at a minimum. Try them without salt first as you can always add it after cooking to taste.

  • Low in calories and fat .
  • They are high in fiber.
  • They have no cholesterol.
  • Good source of plant-based protein.
  • Good source of vitamins B6, C, K and A.
  • They will give you calcium, iron, magnesium, and potassium as well.


Here’s a simple chart to help you out. However, be aware that these times can vary based on the size and model of your air fryer. You may have to experiment a little bit too until you get a feel for how yours cooks. Us these times as general guidelines.

  • 5 to 6 minutes for lots of crunch.
  • 7 to 8 minutes.
  • 10 to 12 minutes.
  • 14-16 minutes.


If you aren’t sure how to clean green beans, here’s a simple video that shows you how.


These are lightly flavored, so will pair nicely with just about any dish you’d serve green beans with. Try a baked sweet potato and some black beans and maybe even add a little rice to round out the amino acids in this dish. Yum!

Have leftovers? Store these in a food-safe container in the fridge for up to 3 days.Freezing is not recommended.

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A single, white plate sits piled high with bright green, Air Fryer Green Beans.

Fried Green Beans (Air Fryer)

These fresh and slightly crunchy green beans can actually be cooked to your preferred level of doneness. Just remember, these times provided are approximate. Cooking times will vary by appliance.
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Course: Side Dish, Vegetables
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 47kcal
Author: The Gracious Pantry


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 lb. fresh green beans (cleaned and trimmed)
  • 1 tsp. oil
  • ¼ tsp. garlic powder
  • tsp. sea salt


  • Toss all the ingredients together in a bowl to coat the green beans with oil and spices.
  • Transfer about half of the green beans to the air fryer basket. (You'll have to do this in two batches or the beans won't cook properly) Spread them out as evenly as possible and return the basket to the air fryer.
  • Adjust temp to 400 and set time to 5 minutes, or whichever time you chose from the chart above, and press start.
  • When done, remove the basket from the fryer and turn the beans out onto a platter (repeat with the second half of the beans).
  • If you try the beans and they aren't cooked enough to your liking, simply return them to the air fryer in the basket and cook in 2 minute increments until they are cooked to your liking.
  • Cool slightly and serve.


Please note that the nutrition data given here is a ballpark figure. Exact data is not possible.


Serving: 0.25the recipe | Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 67mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. Thank you for this. I will be trying it tomorrow. Please keep on posting air fryer recipes. It will be such a help. The one thing I would do is remove the basket half way through and give it a shake/stir. This helps for a more even cooking.

  2. Have you tried frozen whole green beans? Just wondering how they would cook.

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