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Quick Air Fryer Green Beans

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Do you need a new way to enjoy green beans? Try these Air Fryer Green Beans! They’re our favorite way to eat green beans.

Start with frozen green beans cooked in the air fryer, then tossed in a little oil, salt, pepper, and garlic. Then air fry them again for the best darn green beans of your life!

Frozen air fried green beans on a beige plate.

Have you ever roasted green beans? These are generally the same idea. Cook them up quick and hot so they get a little toasty in spots and you’ll never go back to boiled or steamed.

A perfect air fryer green bean.

What do you need to make Air Fried Green Beans?

  • An Air Fryer-I use and LOVE the Cosori 5.8 MAX XL it’s a basket-style air fryer, which is perfect for this recipe because you’re going to be toss the green beans around so they get toasty in lots of spots which is truly the best part of air fried green beans
  • Green Beans-for this recipe I use frozen
  • Oil-Use what you prefer to use, a lot of people like avocado oil, I use a lite olive oil which is a mix of olive and vegetable oil
  • Salt
  • Ground Black Pepper
  • Garlic–you can use fresh minced, or powder, or jarred minced garlic
A plate of air fryer green beans with tongs for serving.

DO I need fresh or frozen Beans?

GOOD fresh green beans are really hard to find in the stores up here. We do get them but they’re just NOT a staple. Plus you have to clean them and sometimes I don’t have the bandwidth for that.

I need a vegetable dish FAST!

Because of that fact I almost ALWAYS use frozen green beans when air frying or roasting them. When using frozen they take a little longer to cook than fresh. Essentially in the air fryer you’re going to cook them just plain for 5 minutes before we add oil and spices. That gives them time to precook and any water melting off them drips to the bottom of the pan.

A serving of air fryer green beans in tongs.

BUT don’t let ME tell you how long to cook them. If you like well done cook them longer. If you like them JUST done, cut the cooking time to your preference.

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Yield: 4 servings

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

A plate of air fryer green beans with tongs for serving.

Need a veggie dish in a hurry?? These green beans made in the air fryer are JUST what you're looking for!

Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes


  • 12 ounces frozen green beans
  • 2 tsp oil of your choice, I use light olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 1 /2 tsp minced garlic


  1. preheat the air fryer at 400° for 5 minutes
  2. once preheated add the frozen green beans
  3. cook on 390° for 5 minutes or until beans are thawed and starting to cook
  4. put beans in a bowl toss with the oil, salt, pepper, and garlic
  5. toss to coat
  6. put back in the air fryer for another 4 minutes on 390°, then shake and air fry again for 4 more minutes or until fully cooked
  7. beans should be fully cooked and crispy in spots when they're done
  8. if you like them cooked longer by all means put them in again for another couple of minutes

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1 thought on “Quick Air Fryer Green Beans”

  1. Sounds easy enough. I’m new to the air fryer, so I’m always on the lookout for some ideas. These sound perfect. Visiting from Gluten Free A-Z Blog.


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