These super simple air fryer green beans are just two ingredients and four steps! Make dinner in less than half an hour with this healthy vegan side dish.

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I like to keep this recipe simple with no additional seasonings, but you can certainly add salt, pepper, garlic powder, onion powder, lemon, and so many other combinations to this dish to make it a little different every dinner!

Looking for a recipe with canned green beans? We’ve got one!

The steps are similar for these Air Fryer Canned Green Beans with just ONE ingredient.

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how to make them

steps to make air fryer green beans
  1. Wash your green beans thoroughly to remove any dirt or debris. Also, trim the ends if they need it.
  2. Measure your oil and toss the beans in it. Make sure they’re evenly coated for a good cook on the outside!
  3. Add the green beans to your air fryer basket or on a tray in your air fryer toaster oven! Cook them for about 10 minutes at 390 degrees F or 198 degrees C. I prefer mine to still have that natural crunch, but if you like yours cooked more, add another 2-3 minutes.
  4. Serve immediately and enjoy!

What about Frozen Green Beans?

I always prefer fresh green beans because they have that great *snap* to them, but if you can’t get fresh, frozen is your next bet!

If you’re using frozen and you have time to thaw them, do so!

I like rinsing mine in cold water in a colander until they’re almost thawed. Let them dry on a paper towel before adding your oil, and you’re set!

No time to thaw? No problem! Keep your same cooking temperature but increase the cooking time to about double.

Check on your beans every 5-6 minutes, and make sure there’s not a ton of water in your basket from the thawing beans.

Serving tips

  • A pat of butter, fresh herbs, and a sprinkle of fresh cracked black pepper is a simple, but scrumptious way to enjoy your beans.
  • But if you’re looking to jazz up your beans? Load them with crumbled strips of crispy Air Fryer Bacon. Yum!
  • Or, season with taco seasoningblack beans, and diced tomatoes, or your favorite salsa for a Mexican-style masterpiece!
  • Smother your air fryer beans with parmesan cheese.
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Air Fryer Green Beans

These super simple Air Fryer Green Beans are just two ingredients and four steps! Make dinner in less than half an hour with this healthy vegan side dish.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time15 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 43kcal



  • 2 cups green beans
  • ½ teaspoon oil


  • Wash green beans. Cut off ends if necessary.
  • Toss green beans with oil.
  • Put green beans into air fryer basket and cook at 390 degrees F or 198 degrees C for about 10 minutes. Enjoy!


I like my beans to have a little bit of a crunch still, if you would like your beans more well done, cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. 
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: 43kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 232mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 759IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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Air Fryers can vary greatly. Please take the time to learn your specific air fryer. You may need to adjust times and temperatures based upon your air fryer. All though this website attempts to provide accurate nutritional information, the information should only be considered an estimate. Varying factors such as different product types, different brands, etc. can change nutritional information. It is your responsibility as a consumer to read all labels to make sure the ingredients fit your dietary needs as well as calculate your own nutritional information as a double check.
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  1. Can you cook the green beans, scallops and some shrimp at the same time in an air fryer oven? I know you need to keep some spacing for the air flow so maybe 1/2 lb scallops, 1/2 lb shrimp and enough green beans to still have some spacing. Maybe adding the shrimp at the 2-3 minute mark?

    1. Hello Donald, sorry for the delay in my response, I was out of town :). Yes, you can cook several items at the same time. It takes a bit to play with what to cook first, what to add in second, etc. If you have an air fryer oven, many times it works to cook things at two levels. I’ve had people in our facebook group cook meat on the top and then let the juices drop down onto the green beans while cooking 🙂 I usually try to find the “average” temp between the items I am cooking. Start with the item that cooks the longest and then add in the second item part way through. You’ll have to play a bit but it can totally work!

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