Asparagus is the perfect spring vegetable and this Air Fryer Asparagus recipe makes oven roasting feel archaic. This simple and delicious Air Fryer Asparagus recipe takes three ingredients and is done in 10 minutes.

Cooked asparagus and lemon wedges on a white plate

A small drizzle of oil, a sprinkle of salt and pepper, and a dash of lemon juice make this quick family side a healthy option every morning, noon or night.

Try this tasty dish alongside my Air Fryer Salmon or Air Fryer Spaghetti and Meatballs.

How to Make Them

Step-by-step collage of air fryer asparagus
  1. Wash the asparagus to remove any dirt and debris from the stalks.
  2. Trim the ends off the asparagus.
  3. Put the trimmed asparagus in the air fryer basket. Spray asparagus with a spritz of oil and season with salt and pepper before cooking at 400 degrees for 6 minutes.
  4. Drizzle cooked asparagus with lemon and serve!
Raw asparagus sits in an air fryer basket on a countertop

How to Trim Asparagus

The base of an asparagus stalk is woody and fibrous – the opposite of delicious. Trim the stalks where the green begins to fade to white.

Want to dirty fewer dishes?

Grab the bottom of the stalk and bend until it snaps! No knife is needed.

How to Store Fresh Asparagus

This recipe can be made with fresh or frozen asparagus, but sometimes I buy a bunch of asparagus to cook over a few weeks.

Asparagus can stay fresh in the refrigerator up to two weeks.

Here’s how:

  1. Trim off a bit of the asparagus stems, but not as much as you’d trim before cooking.
  2. Add a couple of inches of water to a glass or jar.
  3. Place asparagus upright, with the base in the water.
  4. Loosely cover asparagus tips with a plastic bag or plastic wrap. Keep in the fridge for up to two weeks.
Cooked asparagus and lemon wedges on a white plate

More Yummy Air Fryer Recipes to Try

We have so many air fryer recipes to choose from!

If you are having trouble figuring out which one to try next, we suggest: Air Fryer Zucchini Chips, Air Fryer Salmon, Air Fryer Baked Potato, Air Fryer Pickles and Air Fryer Brussels Sprouts

Wanting to make asparagus but not in the air fryer? Check out How To Cook Asparagus to learn a few ways other than your air fryer, that you can prepare asparagus!

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Air Fryer Asparagus

This simple yet delicious Air Fryer Asparagus recipe takes three ingredients from prep time to dinner time in 10 minutes.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 91kcal



  • 1 lb. asparagus
  • oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Wash asparagus to remove any dirt and debris. Trim the ends.
  • Place asparagus in air fryer basket. Spray asparagus with a spritz of oil. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook asparagus at 400F (204C) degrees for 5 to 7 minutes.
  • Drizzle cooked asparagus with lemon. Enjoy!


Pro Tip: This recipe can be made in the air fryer unit with a basket or the air fryer oven. If you are using the air fryer oven, use the middle rack and select the “Air Fry” function.


Calories: 91kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 9mg | Potassium: 916mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 3429IU | Vitamin C: 25mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 10mg
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  1. 5 stars
    I was so excited when I saw this recipe. I had to try it immediately because I love asparagus and I happen to have some in the fridge. This turned out wonderful! So Easy!

  2. 5 stars
    I love my air fryer so I’m always looking for new recipes to make in it. This asparagus is now my go-to way to cook my favorite vegetable.

  3. 5 stars
    We have made this several since you posted the recipe. Love it!!! Love the texture in the air fryer. Tell everyone about it!

    1. Hi Dawn, I am so glad you love air fryer asparagus too! So glad to hear that you’ve made it several times! Thanks for coming back and letting us know. It helps other readers!

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