Air Fryer Green Beans - A 10-minute side dish made with 3 simple ingredients. Air frying green beans give them a crispy exterior without frying - making this a healthy veggie to serve with your favorite dish.
Green beans are one of our favorite veggies to make during the week. We always have a bag of green beans, okra, and brussels sprouts on hand! On nights I do not feel like cooking, I'll make a simple dinner of veggies, protein, and starch. An example would be roasted chicken thighs, green beans, and potatoes. It takes just a few minutes to prep and provides a nutritious meal. Way better than takeout or drive-thru.
This recipe makes a great snack or app too. I love serving it with ranch dressing or dairy-free tzatziki sauce for dipping.
This recipe is simple to make and only requires a couple of ingredients:
- Green Beans - Make sure the green beans are complete dry before cooking. This will ensure you get a crispier veggie. Moisture on the veggie will create steam and can make them soft. They're still good without the crisp!
- Oil - Any oil will work
- Seasonings - Basic salt, pepper, and garlic
See the recipe card for quantities.
Start by washing and drying the green beans with paper towels. You want to remove as much moisture as possible from the vegetable before adding it to the air fryer. Next, place the green beans in a large boil and coat them with the oil and seasoning.
Add the green beans to the air fryer basket, and cook at 380 degrees for 10 minutes for a slightly crispy bean.
If you prefer a softer green bean, add 2-4 extra minutes to the cooking time. Once cooked, remove them from the basket and serve with your favorite dish.
This is a super easy recipe. To jazz up the basic recipe, you can do any of the following:
- Add the juice from half a lemon to the fully cooked green beans.
- If you can tolarate cheese, grate about ¼ a cup of parmesan cheese over the top before serving.
- For a healthy snack or appetizer, serve the cooking green beans with a side of your favorite dipping sauce.
For this recipe, you'll need an air fryer. I have a large basket standard style and the Instant Pot air fryer. Both are excellent options and have pros and cons. I love the larger air fryer for meals like wings because I can cook more at one time. It's massive, though, and takes up a ton of room.
I like the Instant Pot air fryer because it's smaller, but the basket space is tiny.
For this recipe, any air fryer will work!
Make-Ahead and Storage
This recipe is best served immediately after making. The green beans will become softer after reheating, but they're still good for a quick lunch the next day! Store leftovers in the refrigerator for 2-3 days and reheat in the air fryer or microwave.
For crispy green beans: Pat the veggie dry before cooking. This removes any extra moisture on the beans that could cause them to steam vs. fry.
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