Air fryer frozen green beans are one of the easiest and quickest side dishes you can make! Just grab these from the freezer and you'll have them hot and ready in less than 10 minutes, making them perfect for any night of the week.
You'll ❤️ This Frozen Green Beans Air Fryer Recipe
"I'm always looking for ways to make vegetables taste great - with little work! 😉 Frozen green beans in the air fryer turn out deliciously roasted taste."
Quick to Table
Because you are using frozen green beans, the preparation is very minimal! Once they are cooked in the air-fryer, they are ready to serve. Less than 10 minutes with minimal effort.
It's so easy to cook frozen green beans in your air fryer! Just need to coat the green beans with oil, salt, and pepper - then air fry. Voila!
Air fryer frozen green beans are low-carb, keto, low calorie, low fat, gluten-free, paleo, vegan, vegetarian, and Whole30! You can easily customize to any dietary requirements.
🥘 What You'll Need
Here are the ingredients you will need to make frozen green beans in the air fryer:
Frozen Green Beans - any brand you prefer.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil - use a different oil of your choice if preferred.
Salt - this is a personal preference. I suggest kosher salt or sea salt.
Ground Black Pepper - coarsely ground pepper or finely ground is fine!
For exact ingredient quantities, please see the recipe card below!
🔪 How To Make It
Here's how to make air fryer frozen green beans:
Preheat the air fryer to 400 degrees F.
Add frozen green beans to a medium-sized bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Place green beans into the air fryer basket and air fry the frozen green beans 4 to 6 minutes or until the beans reach your desired doneness. Shake the beans halfway through.
Every air fryer is different, so check your beans periodically.
🥗 How To Serve It
Here are a few ways to serve frozen green beans air fryer:
Add garnishes like your favorite nuts like sliced or slivered almonds, walnuts, or even candied pecans!
Crumble feta, goat cheese, or blue cheese over top the green beans. Add to the top during the last minute in the air fryer to make it extra gooey and delicious.
Here are a few ways you can vary or make substitutions to this recipe:
- Add any seasonings you'd like before or after you air fry frozen green beans.
- Make it spicy by adding red pepper flakes, or try this Chipotle Seasoning for a super flavorful twist.
- Add other vegetables with the green beans if you'd like. Different vegetables may have different cooking times for doneness, so adjust your time as needed.
- Air fry fresh green beans if you'd like! You may need to decrease the cooking time for your preferred doneness.
💭 Top Tips
- There is a lot of moisture in frozen green beans so when cooking, they essentially steam. They will be softer and not brown or crisp as much as fresh green bean will, but they will still have that roasted taste with slightly browning.
- If you want crispy green beans it is best to use fresh green beans.
- Place a small pan or make-shift catch with aluminum foil under your beans as they cook in case any extra water drips down, which will help keep your air fryer cleaner.
- Every air fryer cooks a little different, be sure to adjust cooking time accordingly.
How To Store
Place your cooled leftovers in an air-tight container and refrigerate for up to 4 days.
How To Reheat
There are many ways to reheat your air-fryer green beans. Microwaving is the easiest, but you can also put them back into the air-fryer for a couple of minutes or saute them on medium heat until heated through.
How To Freeze
I wouldn't suggest re-freezing what was already a frozen product, as the quality of your green beans would diminish.
Frozen green beans take about 4 to 6 minutes in an air fryer, depending on your preference for doneness. Despite the fact they are frozen, they actually cook faster than fresh green beans.
Did you know that before freezing, the green beans are blanched (par boiled for a short period of time) to preserve their color before they are frozen. Because of this process, they've essentially already started cooking before they hit your air fryer!
Nope. Season your green beans and toss in a small amount of olive oil. Straight to the air-fryer they go!
Moisture from the freezing process essentially steams the beans when they cook. Over-cooking frozen green beans is the number one reason why they become mushy.
✔️ More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
If you are looking for more delicious air fryer vegetable recipes, check these out:
- Frozen Broccoli in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Broccoli
- Brussel Sprouts
- Green Beans Recipe
- Air Fryer Fried Green Tomatoes
- Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
- 12 to 16 ounces frozen green beans
- ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
- Preheat air fryer to 400° F
- Add frozen green beans to a medium-sized bowl and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place green beans into the air fryer basket and cook 4 to 6 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached, stirring the beans halfway.
- Don't miss all of our helpful hints, substitution ideas, cooking tips, and other delicious recipes that can be found in our post. Check it out!
- NOTES: Each air fryer cooks a little differently, adjust cooking time if needed; Because the green beans are cooked frozen, they have a higher moisture content than fresh green beans. When air frying, the beans are essentially steamed, so they won't be as crispy or roasted as fresh green beans - they still turn out fantastic, though!
- SERVING SUGGESTIONS: Add garnishes like your favorite nuts like sliced or slivered almonds, walnuts, or even candied pecans! Crumble feta, goat cheese, or blue cheese over top the green beans. Add to the top during the last minute in the air fryer to make it extra gooey and delicious.
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