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Crisp Air Fryer Green Beans

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Crisp Air Fryer Green Beans are perfectly crunchy and delicious with bacon and garlic seasonings. This easy vegetable side is made in less 20 minutes.

platter with green beans with bacon bits, potatoes, and lemon wedges

I often struggle to find easy-to-make vegetable sides for dinner. Growing up, I absolutely loved green beans cooked with bacon, a bit of oil and spices and served with a good ol’ country dinner. If I’m in a rush, however, these quick air fryer green beans are way faster and much more convenient to prepare.

ingredients

A few simple instructions for perfect air fryer green beans. You’ll need fresh, washed green beans (with ends removed), seasonings, pre-cooked bacon (or leftover bacon).

ingredients for air fryer green beans, including salt, pepper, olive oil, garlic powder, bacon, and green beans
ingredients for air fryer green beans

instructions

Follow these quick instructions for the perfect air fryer green beans in no time!

For the last 2-3 minutes of air frying, you may add pre-cooked bacon to your air fryer for the finishing touch.

green beans with seasonings and bacon pieces

tips

  • substitutions
    • swap green beans for asparagus and cook for an additional 1-2 minutes
    • switch olive oil for vegetable oil
    • fresh garlic in place of garlic powder
    • lemon pepper or cajun seasoning are great seasonings for green beans
green beans with bacon bits and lemon wedges

FAQs

are air fryer green beans healthy?

Green beans are naturally healthy and pack loads of vitamins. Air frying fresh green beans, is a healthy way to get your daily intake of veggies. Leave out the bacon if you’re looking to reduce sodium, however.

can I air fry green beans from frozen?

For this recipe, I recommend using fresh green beans. Once green beans are frozen, they can become rubbery when thawed and cooked.

platter of green beans with bacon next to a plate of potatoes

leftovers

Store leftover green beans in sealed container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. If green beans lose their crisp, you can re-heat in the air fryer for about 5 minutes at 375 F.

what to eat with green beans

Eat green beans with

air fryer green beans with bacon pieces

Air Fryer Green Beans

Air Fryer garlic green beans with bacon is the perfect side dish for any dinner or meal. An easy veggie side made in under 20 minutes.
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 67kcal
Author: Amber

Equipment

  • Air fryer

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans fresh
  • 3 slices bacon chopped, pre-cooked
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil

Instructions

  • Wash and clean green beans, then set aside.
  • Toss green beans in olive oil, then add salt, pepper, and garlic powder
  • Air fry at 375°F for 7-8 minutes.
  • Toss and air fry an additional 3-4 minutes. Note: If you prefer softer green beans, toss and cook for a few extra minutes.
  • Add pre-cooked bacon and cook for 3 minutes.

Notes

store leftover green beans in the fridge for 2-3 days
freezing is not recommended 
 

Nutrition

Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 244mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg

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