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Roasted Asparagus on a plate with lemon slices
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Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus is the perfect side dish that can be made in no time and is so easy to make! This Air Fryer recipe frees up space in the oven will be your favorite way to make roasted asparagus.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time8 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound asparagus ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1 lemon wedge optional


  • Spray asparagus with olive oil spray or toss with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Preheat Air Fryer to 390 degrees F, place asparagus in basket, and air fry for 5-8 minutes, depending on the thickness of the spears and how done you like your asparagus. Turn asparagus halfway through cooking.
  • Serve with a little bit of lemon squeezed on top.


  • Buy Asparagus: Stalks should be plump and firm, tips are tightly closed, the base should have retained some moisture, stalks should be of uniform thickness
  • Store: Do not wash/soak before storing, cut off about 1/2-inch, then wrap the ends in a wet paper towel, place in a loose-fitting plastic bag, and store in the refrigerator
  • Oil: Oil Spray works best in my experience
  • Toppings: Roasted pine nuts, toasted chopped pecans, grated parmesan, sauteed sliced garlic, crumbled bacon, a dash of balsamic glaze at the end
  • Seasonings: any dried or fresh herbs you like before or after cooking
  • Make in Advance: Not recommended. Tastes best served right away, will get soggy after sitting around
  • Leftovers: Great in a salad or omelet, store in the fridge
  • Nutrition: This side dish is vegan and vegetarian. It also fits into many diets like Keto, Gluten-free, Whole30, and low carb
  • Cooking Time: Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting out with less cook time, checking for doneness, and then adding more time as needed


Calories: 55kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 293mg | Potassium: 229mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 857IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 2mg