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Air Fryer Green Beans

Try this quick and simple way to make green beans in your air fryer! Perfectly cooked seasoned green beans done in less than 15 min.
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 94kcal



  • 1 lb fresh green beans trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 1 tsp summer savory leaves or dried thyme
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt

To garnish:

  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese optional
  • 1 Tbsp fresh parsley optional


  • Preheat Air Fryer to 380 F if needed.
  • Combine beans, oil, and seasonings in a bowl and toss until evenly coated.
  • Transfer to Air Fryer and cook for 8 min on 380 F, or until beans are cooked to your preference. Shake the basket after 4 minutes. The beans are done when they are blistered.
  • Serve immidiately sprinkled with parmesan cheese and garnished with parsley.


  • Instead of summer savory, you can also use the same amount of thyme or Italian seasoning.
  • Fresh green beans work best in this recipe, look for bright green, perky ones 
  • Optional: Red pepper flakes add a bit of spice, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the finished dish to add some fresh flavor
  • Trimming green beans: I prefer to trim both ends but in general, only the stem tip needs to be cut. Line up beans and cut tips off.
  • Cutting green beans: Keep them whole for a nicer presentation, but feel free to cut them smaller if you prefer
  • Cooking times depend on your Air Fryer, toaster-oven-style Air Fryers usually take longer. 
  • Don't overload the basket or the beans will cook unevenly. 
  • This recipe was tested in a Cosori and a Philips Air Fryer.


Calories: 94kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 394mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 923IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 114mg | Iron: 1mg