Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans are a simple side dish that enlivens any dinner. Air fried green beans are ready on your dinner table in minutes for a healthy addition to your weeknight menu plan.
Why I love Air Fryer Vegetables
Air Fried Frozen Green Beans are my "go-to" side dish in the winter. Why? Because they are easy, super delicious, and I always have at least three packages in my freezer. This perfect side dish is healthy, low carb, gluten free, and dairy free.
Frozen veggies are a great alternative to fresh, and I love this quick air fryer cooking method for a busy weeknight dinner. Whether I am making Beef Tips and Mushrooms, a crock pot pork roast or this pan roasted swordfish recipe, these string beans work as a easy and healthy side dish.
Read on to get cooking tips on making this green beans air fryer recipe from frozen. I will give you additional topping ideas and how to store any leftover green beans.
- Frozen Whole Green Beans – Keep a few bags in your freezer for a quick side dish any time.
- Olive Oil – Or substitute your favorite light, neutral oil. If you are a butter lover, you can also toss the beans with melted butter.
- Garlic Powder – This seasoning will provide great flavor. Or mince 2 cloves of fresh garlic. You could also use onion powder instead.
- Kosher Salt and Black Pepper – Season to taste.
How To Air Fry Frozen Green Beans
- Toss frozen green beans with a little oil and garlic powder. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (depending on how much you like).
- Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F. Spread green beans in a single layer on tray or air fryer basket.
- Cook green beans for 10 to 12 minutes or until desired doneness turning once in the middle of cooking time.
See printable recipe card below for full recipe instructions, ingredients and nutritional information.
- Frozen green beans are already trimmed and prepped so just toss with the seasoning in a large bowl and cook as directed. No other prep work needed for this green beans recipe.
- There is no need to thaw the green beans in advance. Cook directly from frozen.
- Garlic powder, salt and pepper are my favorite seasonings for air fried green beans but you can use your favorite seasoning blend. Try Greek or Italian seasoning or even a bit of ginger and soy sauce for an Asian flair. Sometimes I also toss my air fryer green beans with a bit of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar, red pepper flakes and extra virgin olive oil.
- Beans can be different thicknesses depending on the time in the season when they were frozen. Thinner green beans may cook a little quicker while thicker green beans may take a few more minutes.
- Cook longer if you like crispy green beans well done and slightly charred.
- I like to cook a large batch so I often make these in my large Power XL Air Fryer.
Additional Toppings for Your Green Beans
This green bean recipe is simply seasoned with garlic powder, salt and pepper. However, you can easily add some great additions to make this delicious side dish even more flavorful.
- Parmesan cheese
- Red chili flakes and soy sauce
- Swap the garlic powder for onion powder
- Use your favorite spices and herbs like chili powder, fresh parsley or a seasoning blend.
- Top with cooked bacon bits and some melted butter to make southern style green beans.
- Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. I love the storage containers with lids and steam vents.
- To reheat air fried green beans, add them to the air fryer for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
- You can microwave the leftovers from this easy recipe but they will not get crispy again.
It takes 10-12 minutes to make air fried green beans. They will be tender on the inside with a bit of crispiness on the outside.
To use fresh green beans, reduce the cooking time to 9 minutes. Check for doneness and add 1 minute at a time as needed until cooked as desired.
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- Air Fryer BBQ Shrimp
- Air Fryer Baked Potato Recipe with Seasoned Sour Cream
- Homemade Air Fryer Fish Sticks
- Air Fryer Pork Chops from Recipe From A Pantry
- Air Fried Cauliflower
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Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
- air fryer
- 16 ounces frozen green beans
- 2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Toss frozen green beans with olive oil and garlic powder. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (depending on how much you like).
- Preheat air fryer to 400°F. Spread green beans in a layer on tray or basket. Cook green beans for 10 to 12 minutes or until desired doneness turning once in the middle of cooking time.
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