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Air Fryer Green Beans

by Karly

It is so easy to make air fryer green beans and it only takes 10 MINUTES! You are basically roasting them in a smaller oven with lots of airflow. We toss these in a little Parmesan and garlic and then squeeze fresh lemon juice over the top before serving.

Close up of roasted green beans on a small black plate

Green beans are a dividing topic in our family of four. Two of us love green beans, and two of us hate green beans.

So when the two of us who love green beans get a craving, we want it to be quick and easy, and what is quicker or easier than 10 minutes in the air fryer for PERFECT fresh green beans every time?

No preheating the oven, no wasted energy heating up the big oven, minimal clean-up, and I get to use my favorite appliance…what’s not to love?

The reward for me is a tender crisp green bean seasoned just the way I like it!

A plate of cooked green beans on a plate in front of half of a lemon

Ingredient Notes:

Green Beans – You’ll want to use fresh green beans for this recipe. Trim off the ends before cooking.

Parmesan Cheese – I’m all about freshly shredded cheese, but in this instance, the powdery Parmesan in the green can is the way to go. It’s so finely grated that it gives the green beans a nice, flavorful coating.

Lemon – We love the way a squeeze of fresh lemon will brighten up roasted veggies and it works perfectly with these green beans. You can skip it if you don’t love lemon.

How to air fry green beans:

Coat- Add your green beans to a bowl and drizzle oil over the top. Sprinkle them with your cheese, garlic powder, and salt, and toss to combine all the ingredients.

Close up of seasoning on top of raw green beans in a clear glass bowl

Cook- Place your green beans in an air fryer basket and cook at 380 degrees F for 8-10 minutes.

Serve- Remove the basket from the air fryer and squeeze fresh lemon over the green beans and serve them up.

Overhead view of cooked green beans in an air fryer basket


Can you use canned green beans in the air fryer?

You definitely can, but you’ll have two vastly different green bean recipes on your hands. These fresh green beans are tender crisp and nicely roasted. Canned green beans should be drained well and cooked until just heated through about 4-5 minutes. They’ll be warmed through, but still retain that soft cooked texture.

Are green beans keto?

These green beans are very low in carbs, clocking in at just 6 net carbs per serving. We think that fits nicely in a keto diet.

Why We Love Air Frying Green Beans:

  • They are a great tendercrisp texture.
  • They have a nice roasted flavor.
  • The seasonings are easily adjusted to our tastes or those of our guests.

Serving Suggestions:

Looking for something to serve alongside these air fryer green beans? We’ve got you covered with these tasty recipes:

Air Fryer BBQ Chicken, air fryer fish sticks, and air fryer boneless pork chops are all good choices for your main dish.

Keep that air fryer out for dessert, because you’ll want to enjoy our air fryer cookies for sure! If not, how about our air fryer hand pies or air fryer Oreos?

More air fryer side dish recipes:

Close up of a pile of seasoned green beans on a black plate

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Close up of roasted green beans on a small black plate

Air Fryer Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

These green beans are tossed with oil and parmesan cheese, seasoned with garlic, and then roasted in the air fryer. The reult is a well seasoned tender-crisp green bean dish that is ready in 10 minutes!


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lemon, juice of


  1. Add the green beans to a bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Sprinkle with the Parmesan, garlic powder, and salt and toss to combine.
  2. Arrange the green beans in an air fryer basket and cook at 380 for 8-10 minutes or until beans are as tender as you’d like.
  3. Squeeze a fresh lemon over the green beans before serving and season with additional salt as needed.


We use the powdery Parmesan cheese from the green can in this recipe. It coats the beans and sticks well.

Fresh green beans are vital for this recipe. Canned beans will not work well following this method. We have not tested this with frozen green beans, though I believe they will work fine.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 80Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 587mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 6gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g

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Tony Jae May 1, 2022 - 8:26 pm

my favorite recipe for fresh green beans! the tastiest recipe– i think adding the parmesan made all the difference!

Karly May 2, 2022 - 6:16 am

So glad you enjoyed this one! Thanks for the review! 🙂

Elyce January 6, 2022 - 2:47 pm

I have an air fryer but not with a basket (toaster oven kind).. oven temps are oven temps… then there is a dial for air fry … can’t adjust that temp… any suggestions?

Karly January 7, 2022 - 7:50 am

Hi Elyce! I’m sorry, I don’t know how all the different models work. You’d want to read your manual and see what that says.

Elyce January 7, 2022 - 9:12 am

thank you for responding – appreciate it~

Tony Jae May 1, 2022 - 8:30 pm

i have a toaster oven with a convection setting, which is supposed to act like an air fryer, BUT IT DOES NOT. since there is no air circulation the bottoms of your food become soggy, so i don’t recommend using the convection setting as an alternate for air frying. however, you could just try the convection setting (or bake) at 380 degrees for 8 to 10 mins, give it a shake or toss ’em about halfway through.

joan September 2, 2021 - 6:40 pm

do you have airfryer recipes for cabbage.

Karly September 3, 2021 - 11:02 am

Hi Joan! I don’t, but that gives me an idea to experiment with! 🙂

Shelly Sugarplum June 23, 2021 - 9:00 pm

Ok, YOU HIT THIS RECIPE OUT OF THE PARK!! I just brought green beans home from the farmers market , checked my email and saw this recipe. I have never had such flavorful green beans! This is my new go-to recipe for green beans!

Karly June 24, 2021 - 12:00 pm

Oh yay! I love to hear that! Thanks, Shelly!


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