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Crunchy, delicious and nutritious – these air fryer green beans are the side dish you never knew you needed. Get ready to elevate your meals with this easy and delicious recipe.

Breathe new life into your green beans with this mouthwatering air fryer recipe. By combining simple ingredients and harnessing the power of your air fryer, you’ll have a delicious side dish that’s crunchy and flavorful. Not only is this method quick and easy, but it also offers a healthier alternative to traditional frying or frying. Say goodbye to bland, overcooked green beans and hello to vibrant, flavorful meals.

frequently asked questions

Can I use frozen green beans?

Yes, you can use frozen green beans, but be sure to thaw and pat dry before using to avoid excess moisture during cooking.

How can I make this recipe dairy free?

To make this recipe dairy-free, simply omit the Parmesan cheese or replace it with a dairy-free alternative.

What if I don’t have an air fryer?

You can still enjoy this recipe by toasting the green beans in a preheated oven at 425°F for 10-12 minutes, flipping halfway through.

Substitutions and service suggestions

If you don’t have Parmesan, feel free to use another type of cheese such as Pecorino Romano or nutritional yeast for a vegetarian alternative. For extra flavor, you can also add crushed red pepper flakes or sprinkle with your favorite seasoning mix.

These Air Fryer Green Beans are perfect as a side dish for any meal, from roasts to roasted vegetables. You can also serve them as a delicious appetizer or snack with dips like garlic aioli or ranch dressing.

Top view of air fryer green beans.

Storage and Reheating Instructions

To store any leftovers, place green beans in an airtight container and refrigerate for up to 3 days. When you’re ready to reheat, simply return the green beans to the 350°F air fryer for 2-3 minutes or until fully heated through. You can also reheat in a 350°F oven for 5-7 minutes, or in a skillet on the stovetop over medium heat for 3-4 minutes.

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Close up view of air fryer green beans.

Crunchy, delicious and nutritious – these air fryer green beans are the side dish you never knew you needed. Get ready to elevate your meals with this easy and delicious recipe.

Preparation time 5 minute

cooking time 10 minute

total time 15 minute

raw material

  • 16 ounce fresh mung beans Trimmed
  • 2 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
  • 1 lemon zest and juice
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • In a ziploc bag or bowl, combine green beans, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Stir until the green beans are evenly coated.

  • Place green beans in a single layer on the air fryer tray. Work in batches, if necessary, to avoid overcrowding.

  • Set the air fryer to 400°F and roast the green beans for 6-7 minutes. Shake the basket or toss the green beans halfway through cooking to ensure even cooking.

  • Once the green beans are cooked to your desired texture, remove them from the air fryer.

  • Drizzle lemon juice over green beans and sprinkle with lemon zest and Parmesan cheese.

  • Serve hot!

Calories: 160kcal | carbohydrate: 13G | protein: 6G | fat: 11G | Saturated fat: 3G | Polyunsaturated fats: 1G | Monounsaturated fats: 6G | cholesterol: 11mg | sodium: 372mg | Potassium: 307mg | fiber: 4G | sugar: 4G | Vitamin A: 897unit | Vitamin C: 29mg | calcium: 163mg | iron: 1mg

Air Fryer Green Beans