Easy Air Fried Green Beans with Garlic Butter Sauce

Air Fried Garlic Green Beans A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect…

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A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

Air Fried Garlic Green Beans

A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don’t stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. 

Amongst many air fryer green beans recipes here on the internet street, this air-fried garlic green beans with garlic butter sauce is my favorite. The Lucious garlic butter sauce instantly takes this easy air fryer green beans to the next level! You will end up with tender, crispy, absolutely tasty air fryer garlic green beans.

A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

Why You Will Love Air Fryer Garlic Green Beans:

  1. Very flavorful! Need I say more? Uniquely the flavor combination in this recipe is everything! 
  2. Typically, easy. This is an easy-to-make side dish with a very short list of ingredients! Equally, ingredients are readily available. 
  3. Cooks in 10 minutes or less!
  4. Versatile air fryer side dish; Perfect side for quick weekday dinners or weekend dinners. Also, an excellent side for the holidays.
  5. The garlic butter honey mustard sauce will seal the deal! Though the sauce is optional, a little drizzle goes a long way.
  6. Meal prep friendly. You can air fry garlic green beans at the beginning of the week for meal prep. 
  7. Gluten-free side dish you will love.
  8. Easy air fried garlic green beans are perfect for beginner cooks. Don’t know how to cook? No worries. Simply follow the instructions. 
  9. Bottom line, cooking green beans in the air fryer is the best way to cook green beans (obviously, this is my opinion)!
A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

Ingredients For Easy Air Fried Green Beans:

  • 24 oz bag  (or about 5 cups) of washed, snipped & ready to use green beans 
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil 
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 
Fresh green beans, salt, pepper, onion powder and avocado oil
Main ingredients

Garlic Butter Sauce Ingredients: (Optional)

  • Garlic cloves (grated)
  • Butter (melted); I used salted butter.
  • Honey
  • Dijon mustard 

To make the garlic butter sauce; first, melt the butter. Add all the ingredients (grated garlic, melted butter, honey, and dijon mustard) to a bowl; combine.

Garlic, butter, dijon mustard, honey
Optional

Check the recipe card for the exact measurements of the ingredients.

HOW TO MAKE EASY AIR FRYER GREEN BEANS (STEP-BY-STEP):

Can you cook green beans in an air fryer? Heck yes! Listen, air fried garlic butter green beans will put a smile on your face. Follow these step-by-step instructions to make the best air fryer green beans. 

  1. prep the ingredients.

    Gather the ingredients. Then proceed to wash the green beans and trim off the ends. I used already snipped and triple-washed green beans to make my life easier. Also, grate the garlic.

  2. season green beans.

    First, sprinkle avocado oil on the green beans. Then add the onion powder generously. Finally, sprinkle the salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Ensure that beans are coated in the seasoning.First, sprinkle avocado oil on the green beans. Then add the onion powder generously. Finally, sprinkle the salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Ensure that beans are coated in the seasoning.

  3. air fry green beans.

    Place seasoned green beans in the air fryer basket. Set the time to 10 minutes and the temperature to 370. Air fry turning halfway. Mix the sauce together while the green beans is cooking.Place seasoned green beans in the air fryer basket. Set the time to 10 minutes and the temperature to 370. Air fry turning halfway.

  4. check the green beans.

    Check the green beans around the 8-minute mark. And if that’s cooked to your doneness, then stop cooking. I cook mine for exactly 10 minutes because I want them crispy and tender. Remove green beans from the air fryer basket and place them on the serving dish.Check this easy air fryer green beans around the 8-minute mark. And if that's cooked to your doneness, then stop cooking. I cook mine for exactly 10 minutes because I want them crispy and tender. Remove green beans from the air fryer basket and place them on the serving dish.

  5. drizzle garlic butter sauce.

    Shall we turn this into air fryer garlic green beans? Simply drizzle the garlic butter sauce on the air fried green beans, and enjoy! Cooking green beans in the air fryer doesn’t get easier than this!A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

RECIPE NOTES/TIPS

  1. Make sure to pick fresh and firm green beans! 
  2. The garlic butter sauce is optional; however, it is very necessary as it adds more flavors to the green beans.
  3. Do not fill the air fryer basket to the brim when air frying the green beans. 
  4. You can keep air fryer green beans vegan by excluding the butter and honey in the sauce.
  5. Add salt according to your preference.
  6. Melt butter before mixing alongside the other ingredients for the sauce.
  7. Use already snipped, and triple washed packaged green beans to save time! Even if you don’t have packaged green beans, the prep time of this recipe is only a few minutes. 
  8. Use the herbs and spices you like. I kept it simple because I made the sauce.
  9. You can air fry these green beans in less than 10 minutes if you want them to be crunchy. However, I air fried them for 10 minutes for a crispy, tender green beans.
  10. This is my air fryer. I love it so much! 

Serving Size/Serving Suggestions:

The serving size of air fried green beans is 3/4 cup (about 4 oz) per person or even less, especially if you are pairing it with a main dish. This recipe serves 6 – 7 people as a side.

A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

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FAQs:

Can You Cook Green Beans in An Air Fryer?

Yes, you can cook green beans in the air fryer. They actually cook quickly and easily in the air fryer. Season fresh green beans with salt, pepper, onion powder, and oil. Air fry until tender and crisp.

Can You Cook Frozen Green Beans in An Air Fryer? 

Yes, you can absolutely cook frozen green beans in the air fryer. Feel free to use spices of choice and add some fresh garlic if you want air-fried garlic green beans.

What Can I Add to Green Beans for Flavor? 

Add spices and herbs to flavor green beans—onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, thyme, and rosemary. Italian seasoning, Cajun, and creole are equally all great options. 

I Don’t Have an Air Fryer; Can I Make These in The Oven?

You can make this easy air fryer green beans in the oven. Simply follow the instructions and bake them in the oven instead of the air fryer.

Can You Overcook Green Beans?

Yes, you can overcook green beans even while using the air fryer. I suggest not setting the temperature very high or cooking it for too long. I typically set the air fryer to 370 degrees for 10 minutes when cooking fresh green beans in the air fryer. 

A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

Storage and Reheating:

I mentioned earlier that I like making air fried garlic green beans enough to last for a week! I like to include green beans in my weekly meal prep. 

Storage: To store the leftover air fryer green beans, place them in a clean air-tight container. Then keep them in the refrigerator for up to 4 – 5 days. I do not recommend freezing these easy air fryer green beans. Listen, they are easy, aka, easy to make. If you freeze them, the texture will change, and you will not like them!

Reheating; I prefer to reheat leftover air fryer green beans in the air fryer or microwave. It is quicker in the microwave as it may take less than a minute depending on the quantity! 

Check this easy air fryer green beans around the 8-minute mark. And if that's cooked to your doneness, then stop cooking. I cook mine for exactly 10 minutes because I want them crispy and tender. Remove green beans from the air fryer basket and place them on the serving dish.

HOW TO MAKE EASY AIR FRIED GREEN BEANS WITH GARLIC BUTTER SAUCE (STEP-BY-STEP):

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A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

Easy Air Fryer Green Beans with Garlic Butter Sauce

  • Author: Nkechi Ajaeroh, MPH
  • Prep Time: 2 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don’t stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. 


Ingredients

Scale
  • 24 oz bag  (or about 5 cups) of washed, snipped & ready to use green beans
  • 1 tablespoon of avocado oil 
  • 2 teaspoons of onion powder 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper 

Garlic Butter Sauce Ingredients: (Optional)

  • 2 big raw garlic cloves (grated)
  • 1 tablespoon butter (melted); I used salted butter.
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard 

Instructions

  1. Step one: prep the ingredients. Gather the ingredients. Then proceed to wash the green beans and trim off the ends. I used already snipped and triple-washed green beans to make my life easier. Also, grate the garlic.
  2. Step two: season air fryer green beans. First, sprinkle avocado oil on the green beans. Then add the onion powder generously. Finally, sprinkle the salt and pepper, then toss to combine. Ensure that beans are coated in the seasoning.
  3. Step three: air fry green beans. Place seasoned green beans in the air fryer basket. Set the time to 10 minutes and the temperature to 370. Air fry turning halfway. Mix the sauce together while the green beans is cooking. To make the garlic butter sauce; first, melt the butter. Add all the ingredients (grated garlic, melted butter, honey, and dijon mustard) to a bowl; combine.  
  4. Step four: check the green beans. Check this easy air fryer green beans around the 8-minute mark. And if that’s cooked to your doneness, then stop cooking. I cook mine for exactly 10 minutes because I want them crispy and tender. Remove green beans from the air fryer basket and place them on the serving dish.
  5. Step five: drizzle garlic butter sauce. Shall we turn this into air fryer garlic green beans? Simply drizzle the garlic butter sauce on the air fried green beans, and enjoy! Cooking green beans in the air fryer doesn’t get easier than this!

Notes

Make sure to pick fresh and firm green beans! 

The garlic butter sauce is optional; however, it is very necessary as it adds more flavors to the green beans.

Do not fill the air fryer basket to the brim when air frying the green beans. 

You can keep air fryer green beans vegan by excluding the butter and honey in the sauce.

Add salt according to your preference.

Use already snipped, and triple washed packaged green beans to save time! 

Air fry green beans in less than 10 minutes if you want them to be crunchy. However, I air fried them for 10 minutes for a crispy, tender green beans. 

Use the herbs and spices you like. I kept it simple because I made the sauce.

This is my air fryer, and I love it!

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A simple and easy recipe for air fryer green beans with garlic butter sauce requires only a few ingredients; fresh green beans, onions powder, salt, pepper, avocado oil as well a drizzle of garlicky, buttery sauce! Air fried garlic green beans are easy, quick, tender, crisp, deliciously delightful, and perfect with any main dish. P.s. I love it with salmon! This air fryer fried green beans recipe cooks in less than 10 minutes in the air fryer (well, obviously)! But we don't stop there; I take it a little further with my garlic butter sauce. #airfryergreenbeans #greenbeans #garlicsauce #airfryerrecipe

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10 Comments

  1. These are amazing. I love fresh green beans and the sauce goes perfectly.

  2. We really like this recipe. Never knew it was this easy to make. Will be trying without further delay!

  3. Shadi Hasanzade says:

    I love my air fryer, but have never tried air fried green beans. Your recipe looks super delish and I can’t wait to make it!

  4. Enjoyed these with dinner last night and they turned out perfectly crisp and delicious! Another great recipe for my air fryer, indeed!