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Air Fryer Green Beans

Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Cooking Temperature380 degrees Fahrenheit

The exact cook time can vary. Read below for our tips!

Air fryer green beans are an easy-to-make and very versatile side dish. You just need some fresh green beans, a bit of oil, salt, and a few common spices.

The green beans turn out flavorful, slightly crispy on the outside and tender on the inside in just a few minutes!

cooked green beans in serving dish on wooden board with cloth behind.
We’re big fans of air-fried green beans!

Ingredients

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  • Green beans – You’ll need one pound of fresh green beans.
  • Salt – To add flavor; adjust the amount to taste.
  • Pepper – For flavor, add more or less to taste.
  • Garlic powder – This is optional, but recommended if you like garlic.
  • Oil – We use avocado oil, but canola oil, sunflower oil or vegetable oil also work well.

Recipe Tips

  • If you have frozen green beans, here’s how we make frozen green beans in the air fryer!
  • Dry the green beans after rinsing them to prevent extra moisture in the air fryer.
  • Trim the ends and cut very large green beans in half again.
  • You can change up the spices to suit your taste. You could make the green beans a little spicy with a hint of cayenne pepper or chili flakes.
  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer or the green beans may not cook evenly. This is especially important if you want your green beans to turn out crispy!
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Step by Step Instructions

In this section, we’ll show you exactly how to make this air fryer green beans recipe. We’ve included all the recipe process photos so that you can follow along and see how you’re doing!

If you don’t like visuals, jump to the recipe card located at the bottom of this post!

trimming ends off green beans with orange knife on cutting board.

Start by rinsing the green beans, then pat them dry with a dishtowel, paper towel, or similar. This step is important since you don’t want extra moisture getting into your air fryer.

Next, trim the ends. You can also cut the green beans in half or into smaller pieces if they are quite large.

At this time, also preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.

green beans tossed in spices and oil in white bowl on counter.

Next, add the green beans to a mixing bowl. Then add the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder and toss until the beans are evenly coated in oil and spices.

Of course, you can modify the spices you use to suit your taste buds.

raw green beans in black air fryer basket.

When the air fryer is hot, evenly spread the green beans out on the air fryer tray. They shouldn’t overlap too much so they cook evenly.

If your air fryer is too small to fit all the green beans, cook them in batches.

crispy green beans in black air fryer basket.

Cook the green beans at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8-11 minutes or until tender and slightly crispy. Shake the air fryer basket approximately every 3 minutes to help with even cooking.

If you want the green beans to be crispier, cook them for an extra minute or two.

Since air fryer models vary, your cooking time might be slightly different. In our air fryer, green beans usually need exactly 10 minutes.

crispy green beans in serving dish with one hanging out sitting on wooden board on counter.

When done, remove the green beans from the air fryer and place them in a serving dish. Serve them as a side dish with your meal of choice. Enjoy!

Storage Tips

Air fryer string beans are best fresh out of the air fryer. If you have any leftovers, store them in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 to 5 days.

To reheat, you can use the microwave for the quick and easy way or the air fryer if you want to draw out some of the moisture. We usually reheat green beans at 280 degrees Fahrenheit in the air fryer.

Related Recipes

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crispy green beans in serving dish with one hanging out sitting on wooden board on counter.

Air Fryer Green Beans

Air Fryer Green Beans make a delicious vegetable side dish. With a little oil and a few simple seasonings, these beans turn out soft and tender on the inside with a hint of crisp on the outside!
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans, fresh
  • 2 teaspoons oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, more to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper, more to taste

Instructions

  • Rinse and dry the green beans. Then trim the ends and cut bigger green beans in half.
    1 pound green beans
  • Preheat the air fryer to 380 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Add the green beans as well as oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder to a mixing bowl and toss until the green beans are evenly coated.
    2 teaspoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • When the air fryer is hot, evenly spread the green beans out on the air fryer tray. They shouldn't overlap too much so they cook evenly.
  • Cook the green beans at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for about 8-11 minutes total or until tender and lightly crispy. Shake the air fryer basket approximately every 3 minutes. Since air fryer models vary, your cook time might be slightly different. For crispier green beans, cook them an extra minute or two but keep an eye on them.
  • When done, remove the green beans from the air fryer and serve as a side dish. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Don’t overcrowd the air fryer. If your air fryer is very small (ours has a 6-quart capacity) then you may need to cook the green beans in batches. This is especially important if you want your green beans to be crispy. 
  • You can change up the spices to suit your tastes. For a little spicy, add a hint of cayenne pepper or chili flakes.

Nutrition

Calories: 54kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 0.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Sodium: 152mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 783IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

This nutritional information has been estimated by an online nutrition calculator. It should only be seen as a rough calculation and not a replacement for professional dietary advice.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
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This recipe was first published in February 2021 and updated in May 2024.

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Lisa is the founder and main creator for Simply Air Fryer. As the author of two successful food blogs, she's usually found measuring ingredients, trying out new combinations, or hiding behind the camera snapping photos of food. She bought her first air fryer over 3 years ago and has since used it over 500 times. With the help of her trusty sidekick (husband), she's created and tested lots of recipes for Simply Air Fryer.

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