Looking for a healthy side dish you can make without any planning or prep? This recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans is so easy and tastes great too.

a plate of cooked green beans

You may be surprised to learn that not only can you cook frozen veggies in the air fryer, but they taste amazing too!

One of my favorite veggies to air fry is frozen green beans. Frozen green beans have the same great flavor as fresh ones but they’re usually more affordable. They also last longer – try 10 months in the freezer.

This means even if the produce drawer in your fridge is nearly empty, you still have healthy options.

Toss the frozen green beans in your favorite spices to change things up or keep it simple with salt and pepper. If you’re looking for air fryer recipes you’re in the right place! The air fryer is one of my favorite appliances and it’s perfect for crisping up your favorite veggies.

Why You Need This Recipe

  • Quick: Once you throw the frozen green beans into the air fryer you’re only 12 minutes from plating and devouring them.
  • Easy: If cooking feels like a chore this recipe is for you. It doesn’t get much easier than this green beans recipe.
  • Budget-friendly: Frozen green beans are affordable and you can buy them in bulk to save even more money.

Key Ingredients

Frozen green beans – Green beans are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and perfect for low-carb diets. They’re rich in folate and are a low FODMAP veggie.

Olive oil – the oil helps give crispness to the frozen veggies as they cook. Nobody wants a mushy green bean.

Salt & pepper – Salt and black pepper are the only seasonings you need for flavorful green beans BUT other spices can be a nice change of pace. Try garlic powder, onion powder, Cajun, Italian, Taco, or Lemon Pepper seasoning for even more flavor.

air fryer green beans ingredients

Recipe Steps

Step One

In a large mixing bowl, combine the frozen green beans, olive oil, and seasoning. Stir until well coated.

As always, please do see the recipe card at the end of this post for the exact ingredients and measurements.

a bowl of frozen green beans

Step Two

Pour the green beans into the basket of your air fryer and set the temperature to 380 degrees F for a cooking time of 7 minutes.

frozen green beans in air fryer

Step Three

Once 7 minutes is up, open the air fryer and shake the basket.

cooked green beans in air fryer

Step Four

Cook the green beans for another 3 to 5 minutes or until they’ve started to brown. Be careful not to let them burn.

Step Five

Transfer the cooked green beans to a serving bowl and enjoy your perfect side dish.

close up of cooked green beans

Recipe Tips & Substitutions

  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  • If you want to make fewer servings, just cook half the bag and reduce the oil and seasonings by half. The temperature and cook time will stay the same.
  • Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  • Switch up your spices for added flavor or different flavor combinations. If you eat dairy, you can even sprinkle on some parmesan cheese after cooking.
  • You don’t need to thaw the green beans before cooking.

FAQs

Can you cook frozen green beans in an air fryer?

Yes, yes, and yes! Not only can you but you should because it’s rather delicious. All you have to do is coat them in olive oil and seasoning them dump into the air fryer. The longer you cook them the crispier they’ll be. Just be sure not to burn them.

How long should I cook them for?

Cook the frozen green beans at 380 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes, tossing them around the 7 minute mark to ensure even cooking and browning.

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serving platter with green beans

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Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans


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Looking for a healthy side dish you can make without any planning or prep? This recipe for Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans is so easy and tastes great too.


Ingredients

Units Scale
  • 1 16ounce bag of frozen green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the frozen green beans, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir to combine.
  2. Pour the green beans into the basket of your air fryer and set the temperature to 380°F for a cook time of 7 minutes.
  3. After the first 7 minutes of cooking is done, open the air fryer and shake the basket.
  4. Cook the green beans for an additional 3-5 minutes, or until they have started to brown a little bit. Be careful to not let them burn.
  5. Transfer the cooked green beans to a serving bowl and serve hot.

Notes

  1. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat before serving.
  2. If you want to make fewer servings, just cook half the bag and reduce the oil and seasonings by half. The temperature and cook time will stay the same.
  3. Some air fryers need to be preheated. Be sure to read the manufacturer’s guide for your specific air fryer model to determine if it needs to be preheated.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: Air fryer
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: air fryer frozen green beans, air fryer frozen cut green beans

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