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Air Fryer Green Beans is a fast, simple and healthy side dish that will make a great addition to any dinner item! These beans are so delicious that even the spouse and kids will love them!
Looking for new ways to use that air fryer just sitting on the shelf collecting dust? Or perhaps you are a seasoned air fryer pro looking for new recipes to try. Well here is a simple side dish recipe that will fit both those scenarios. Green beans are a great way to add a healthy green to your dinner plate and this recipe is simple, quick and most importantly super delicious! So simple it only needs 4 ingredients. I usually have to make a double batch because my oldest will devour an entire batch before dinner is even served. I'm a softie and let her, they are healthy after all!
Air Fryer Green Beans Ingredients
Green Bean Seasoning Variations
- Add some fresh minced garlic.
- Use a mix of garlic and onion powder.
- Spice it up and toss the beans with some chili powder and serve with cool fry sauce.
- Sprinkle with some shredded parmesan cheese immediately after they come out of the fryer.
How to Make Easy Air Fryer Green Beans
Step 1: Prep the Beans
Wash the beans and trim off the ends. Dry the beans with a paper towel if they are still wet from washing. Wet beans will equal soggy beans.
Step 2: Season the Beans
Toss the beans with olive oil, salt and pepper.
Step 3: Fry the Beans
Preheat the air fryer to 400°. Add beans to the air fryer basket and fry for 8-10 minutes. Shake the basket half way through. The beans are done when the beans start to look a little shriveled and the ends are golden brown.
What to Serve with Air Fryer Green Beans
- Corn Flake Chicken Tenders
- Baked Rigatoni Casserole
- Perfect Roast Chicken
- Grilled Spiced Pork Chops
- Grandma's Famous Meatloaf
- Oven Fried Chicken Legs
- Iowa Maid Rites
- Roast Chicken Cobb Salad-add the beans right on top of the salad-so good!
Can I Use Frozen Green Beans?
Yes! I often use my fresh frozen green beans from my garden during the winter months. Follow the directions listed, do NOT thaw the green beans and add an extra 5-8 minutes to the cook time. Using the green beans thawed will result in soggy and mushy green beans and that is not the result you want.
FAQ About Air Fryer Green Beans
First, make sure you are following the directions for your air fryer. Second, don't add too much oil or fat to the food. Follow the recipe instructions for preparing the food. Third, if the food isn't crispy enough fry for a little bit longer until it has reached your desired crispiness.
Absolutely! You don't even have to thaw them. The vegetables will turn out more crispy if they are not thawed first. The fry time will increase anywhere from 5-10 minutes depending on which frozen vegetable you are air frying.
Read the manual that came with your air fryer. Most air fryers allow you to open and shake the basket and then resume cooking without doing anything-that's how mine works and I have a Nuwave brand. Again, read the instructions for your specific model to see exactly how to open it while cooking.
Try These Other Air Fryer Recipes too!
- Garlic Parmesan Broccoli
- Cinnamon Sweet Potatoes
- Zucchini Fries
- Garlic Mushrooms
- Air Fryer Chickpeas
- Easy Homemade Bagels
Air Fryer Green Beans
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat air fryer to 400°.
- Wash and trim green beans. Pat any wet beans dry.
- Toss beans with olive oil, salt and pepper.
- Add green beans to basket of air fryer and fry for 8-10 minutes, shaking the basket half way through.
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