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air fried green beans served with sliced lemon
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Air Fryer Green Beans

Crisp on the outside and tender inside these garlicky green beans take just eight minutes in the air fryer
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 96kcal



  • 12 oz green beans
  • 6 garlic cloves peeled and thinly sliced
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper ground
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil


  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • lemon wedges


  • Preheat the air fryer at 400 F for 5 minutes.
  • Rinse, pat dry and trim the string beans. Place in a large bowl and add garlic, salt, black pepper, and olive oil. Mix well coating the beans.
  • Place the beans in the air fryer basket lining them up evenly. Air fry at 370 F for 8 minutes, shake the basket halfway through.
  • Sprinkle red pepper flakes and squeeze fresh lemon on top before serving.



Note: Use 1 teaspoon garlic powder instead of fresh garlic 
Don’t have an air fryer? Here are 2 ways to make delicious green beans:
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 F. Line up the green beans in a parchment paper-lined baking tray and bake for 15 minutes at 425 F
  2. Pan-fry in a skillet for 15 minutes uncovered on medium heat


Calories: 96kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 201mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 589IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 41mg | Iron: 1mg
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