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Air Fryer Green Beans

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Air Fryer Green Beans are a healthy and delicious side dish that’s so easy to whip up! With only a few ingredients and a few minutes you’ll be enjoying those yummy green beans!


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Tender crisp green beans means these green beans have a slight crunch on the outside and are perfectly soft on the inside.

It’s the perfect way to cook green beans!

I love making green beans in air fryer because it means no heating of the oven or using the stove.

Also fresh green beans in the air fryer are the perfect way to use up the garden harvest!

You’ll only need a few simple ingredients to make this green beans air fryer recipe. Actually 5 ingredients! That’s it!

And don’t forget this is a super healthy side dish

So when everything else is heavy on the Thanksgiving table, bring out these green beans for a light side.


fresh green beans in a bowl with ends snapped


Can I Cook Green Beans in an Air Fryer?

Absolutely! The air fryer has come in and taken the world by storm and for good reason!

Air fryer recipes are fast, easy, take less oil than other frying methods, and can often be used to bake veggies as well.

Green beans are no exception to the rule! They taste great when cooked in an air fryer.

They often come out with perfectly crisp sides and soft insides and a delicious way to use up the garden harvest!

You can cook the air fryed green bean a little longer to get the entire bean to be soft too.


fresh green beans in air fryer basket


What Ingredients are in Air Fryer Green Beans?

This green beans recipe takes crispy green beans and makes them the perfect side dish for all your favorite meals!

  • Green Beans: Grab these straight out of the garden and trim the stems off.
  • Olive Oil: Olive oil is great but you could also use avocado oil if desired.
  • Salt and Black Pepper: For seasoning! These are such a staple!
  • Onion Powder: Optional if you don’t like onion flavor but the onion pairs nicely with the green beans!

Pro Tips:

  • If you don’t have green beans from your garden you can pick up some at the store too.
  • For spicy green beans try adding inn red pepper flakes or chili powder.
  • You can also throw on some Parmesan cheese or lemon zest or sesame seeds! It’s very versatile!
  • Garlic powder can be used in addition to or as a replacement for the onion powder.


Green Beans in the air fryer, cooked


How to Cook Fresh Green Beans in an Air Fryer

This tasty side dish is a favorite way to get seasoned green beans in 8-10 minutes! Enjoy!

  1. Toss: Coat green beans in all the ingredients.
  2. Fry: Cook in the air fryer basket until tender crisp! That’s it! So Easy!

Pro Tips:

  • You can easily double the recipe but make sure you have enough space in the air-fryer basket or cook in two batches.
  • Green beans are best eaten hot so pop them in right before you’re ready to serve.


cooked green beans on a serving board


How Long to Cook Green Beans in the Air Fryer

For more tender crisp green beans you’ll be looking at a cook time of about 8 minutes in the air fryer.

At that point you should open up the fryer and sacrifice a bean by testing it out to see if you like the texture.

If you want it softer, cook for up to an additional 2 minutes. That should create a nice soft bean.

Can You Cook Frozen Green Beans in the Air Fryer?

You can also easily cook frozen green beans in the air fryer.

I like to pull the green beans out and just allow them to thaw but you could also soak them in warm water to thaw more quickly.

Then dry the beans off so they don’t have excess moisture. The oil won’t stick to the beans if they’re wet.

Follow the recipe as directed! That’s it! You may need to allow a few extra minutes of baking time to make sure the beans are cooked through.


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Can Dogs Eat Green Beans?

Yes! Dogs love green beans and for good reason! 

They’re packed with nutrition that your dog really needs.

However, don’t serve this entire easy side dish of tender green beans to dogs.

I recommend serving the uncooked, raw, and unseasoned green beans to your dog.

They don’t handle oil or seasonings well and onion can actually be toxic so definitely don’t give them that!

Start with just one green bean if your dog hasn’t had them before. Smaller dogs will need less while larger dogs will be able to tolerate more.

Are Green Beans a Carb?

Yes. Most fruits and vegetables contain some level of carbs.

Your body actually needs healthy carbs to survive. One cup of cooked green beans is about 10 grams of carbs.

They’re fairly low in carbs so if you’re counting your carbs you can take that into account.

While everyone’s dietary needs vary, this is a pretty healthy recipe that can be the perfect addition to a balanced diet.


side view of green beans on serving board


How to Store Leftover Green Beans

Store any leftover green beans in the fridge.

Be sure to wait until they’ve come to room temperature to prevent condensation.

Then move the green beans to an airtight container and store.

Reheat air fryer green beans in the microwave until heated through or carefully in the air fryer so they don’t burn.


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Can Guinea Pigs Eat Green Beans?

Guinea pigs can enjoy small amounts of green beans that are ripe and uncooked.

Because green beans are packed with vitamins and minerals like Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Vitamin A, Iron, and Magnesium, they’re a great snack for your little friends!

Just be careful not to feed them too much! 

Most of the guinea pig’s diet should come from timothy hay and it can cause health problems for them when you feed them too much of other things.


cooked green beans on serving board at an angle


Air Fryer Green Beans is a simple and easy recipe your whole family will enjoy! These easy air fryer green beans are a great way to get even picky eaters eating your weeknight dinner.

It’s fast, tastes great, and is healthy too! Enjoy a bowl of green beans as a snack or quick side dish!


Yield: 4 Servings

Air Fryer Green Beans

fresh green beans in air fryer basket

Air Fryer Green Beans are a healthy and delicious snack that’s so easy to whip up! With only a few ingredients and a few minutes you’ll be enjoying those yummy green beans!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


    Place all ingredients in a bowl and toss green beans to coat.

    Place green beans in air fryer basket and cook at 380*F for 8 minutes. For tender crisp green beans.

    If you wish to have them softer, toss and cook an additional 2 minutes.

    Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 66Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

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Wednesday 6th of September 2023

Loved this recipe-- so easy to make and absolutely delish!


Friday 22nd of September 2023

So glad you loved it Lynn! Thanks for your kind comment.


Tuesday 5th of September 2023

The air fryer is the best way to make green beans. So fast and so crispy good. I love the onion powder here - it makes them nice and oniony.


Thursday 28th of September 2023

Thanks Debi. So glad you enjoyed them.

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