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Crispy Air Fryer Green Beans Recipe

Learn how to make these yummy and healthy crispy green beans in air fryer. These are vegan & GF. Comes together quick. And great as a side or a healthy snack. Weight watchers friendly.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer Recipes, green beans recipes, healthy snacks, side dish
Servings: 4
Calories: 1kcal
Author: simplyvegetarian777


  • Air Fryer
  • Kitchen Colander
  • mixing bowl
  • mixing spoon



Always gather your ingredients and equipment beforehand. And ALWAYS read the notes for more information & tips.

    Prepping the Green Beans

    • The beans need to be washed in a Kitchen Colander and dried completely on their surface. If they are even slightly damp, they might not crisp up to your liking. You can use pre washed packaged green beans as well for this recipe to make it time efficient.
    • Take a Mixing Bowl and add washed & dried green beans to it. Now add Olive Oil , Salt, Black Pepper & Red Chili flakes (optional) to the bowl. Mix the spices well with beans with Mixing Spoon. Make sure to coat them good. Use your fingers if needed.

    Air Frying Green Beans

    • Plug in your Air Fryer. Place the Green beans in the basket. Do not over crowd these. I made mine in 2 batches to get that crispy texture.
    • Push the basket in. Set the timer to 8 minutes and temperature to 370*F. Air fry till crispy and slightly blistered. Give them a good shake in between.
    • If you are using thin beans, they will cook faster - may be in 5-6 minutes. Keep an eye on those.


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    Kitchen Equipment for the Recipe ( we are amazon affiliates and use amazon links for recommendations)

    Kitchen Colander
    Air Fryer
    Mixing Bowl
    Mixing Spoon

    Can I use Canned Green Beans for the recipe?

    You probably can. I have not used the canned ones. But make sure to dry them completely from outside before you air fry these.

    How can I make Weight watchers friendly Crispy Air Fryer Green Beans?

    Swap the Olive Oil with a spray or 2 of Olive Oil Spray to make them healthier and weight watchers friendly.

    Can I make these ahead of time and reheat as needed?

    I would not recommend it ahead of time. To enjoy crispy texture, you must air fry these at the time of meal. It does not take time at all. By the time you will set up the dinner table, these will be done and ready to eat.

    Why is my food not crispy in the air fryer?

    Now you have to make sure that the outer skin of the vegetable that you air fry is super dry.
    Also make sure that you oil/grease it evenly. Do not over oil it unless you really want to. 

    Can I double this recipe?

    Yes you can easily double the recipe.

    Can I make these in the Oven?

    Yes you can. Preheat the oven at 375*F and bake these for about 15 minutes till crispy to your liking.

    What other flavors I can add to Green Beans?

    Chose whatever you like. Go for curry spice, or Italian spice. Or just add garlic salt to it. You can experiment with it as you like. Top these with some almond flakes, or nutritional yeast, sesame seeds, or parmesan, and even hemp hearts. Personalize these to your choice.


    Serving: 4g | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 291mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg