Slightly crispy yet tender air fryer frozen green beans will delight you with their flavor and ease, the perfect side dish or snack.
Frozen Green Beans Air Fryer
The air fryer is for way more than chicken wings and french fries. In an effort change up my snacking game, I love a good savory snack, and I have made it a goal to reach for more vegetables.
As much as I like to think I always have prepped fresh vegetables on hand, I don’t. However bags of frozen vegetables, yes, are always in the freezer. I have discovered that tossed in the air fryer they are a delightful treat.
Now I am not saying they are as good as a bag of salty chips, BUT air fried with crispy edges and seasoned with garlic, onion, salt, and pepper they do hit the spot. Not to mention that they’re healthier and quite filling. I don’t feel the least bit guilty if I eat the entire bag.
I use the COSORI Air Fryer for all of my air fryer recipes. I’m partial to a square basket air fryer as I find it easier to fit more food into the basket. This is a 5.8QT air fryer, one of the largest machines I’ve found that works effectively.
My first machine (photographed in several recipes here) was a bit retro with simple knob controls and I liked it a lot. However, that machine was recalled recently and the company sent out a replacement. I like the new machine every bit as much and have linked it above.
This air fryer is surprisingly easy to clean and the two-part basket locks together (it’s literally impossible for it to detach the way some do) until you open the latch and then push the button to release it. I simply wipe down the baskets with a sudsy dish scrub brush or sponge, rinse and let them air dry on the counter.
Frozen Green Beans in Air Fryer
- frozen green beans
- olive oil
- kosher salt
- freshly ground black pepper
- granulated onion or onion powder
- granulated garlic or garlic powder
- butter for serving OPTIONAL
To cook frozen green beans in the air fryer, preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Place the frozen green beans in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil.
Sprinkle the vegetables with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Toss to coat. Place the vegetables in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 5 minutes.
Shake the basket and air fry the green beans for 5-6 more minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve topped with butter, if desired.
Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables
I am still partial to my roasted vegetables. However, for a quick snack or side dish for 2-3 people, the air fryer comes in quite handy.
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Air fryer frozen mixed vegetables are so fast easy and shockingly quite tasty with a simple drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper.
Delightfully fresh tasting and tender-crisp air fryer frozen asparagus is surprisingly easy and flavorful.
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
- 12-16 ounces frozen green beans
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon granulated onion or onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon granulated garlic or garlic powder
- butter for serving OPTIONAL
- Preheat the air fryer to 400°F. Place the frozen green beans in a bowl and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, onion powder, and garlic powder. Toss to coat.
- Place the vegetables in an even layer in the air fryer basket. Air fry for 5 minutes. Shake the basket and air fry the green beans for 5-6 more minutes. Adjust seasoning to taste. Serve topped with butter, if desired.