These Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans are the perfect side dish for your weeknight dinner. Served with crispy bacon and a simple garlic butter sauce, this one delicious recipe that’ll be a hit with the whole family!
❤️ Why You’ll Love this Air Fryer Green Beans Recipe
- Quick and easy with minimal prep work needed
- Slightly smoky roasted flavor with bacon and garlic
- Perfectly tender with crispy edges
Let face it; sometimes side dishes can take a back seat when it comes a tasty and satisfying meal. That will ALL change once you try these tender and juicy green beans. They are seasoned and then roasted in the air fryer until the pods are slightly blistered and caramelized around the tips!
The salty chopped bacon adds an amazing contrast to the naturally sweet green beans. This recipe is so delicious, you could easily make them a main course meal all on their own.
If you love this roasted green bean recipe, you should also check out this recipe for Slow Cooker Southern Green Beans. They are an awesome set-it and forget recipe for when you're busy cooking other things.
What You’ll Need for Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans
- Green beans
- Olive oil
- Ground black pepper
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Air Fry Green Beans
Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
Wash, dry and trim the ends off your green beans and add them to a large bowl.
Add the olive oil, salt and pepper over top and toss to combine.
Spread out the green beans on your air fryer rack in a single layer.
Cook for 10 minutes or until they are just starting to char.
While the green beans are cooking, fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp.
Remove, crumble and set aside. Add in the garlic and butter, then sauté for about 20 seconds, be careful not to brown it.
Remove from the heat and pour over the roasted green beans, along with the crumbled bacon, toss and serve.
With only 4.3 net grams of carb per 1 cup serving of green beans, they a very versatile, nutritious and low carb keto side dish. Not only are they low carb, but they're also rich in vitamin C, iron, folate, and vitamin K.
How do You Cook Green Beans So They are Not Tough?
One of the main reasons green beans are tough is because they were picked past their prime.
A way you can try to soften them up some is to boil them in salty water for just a few minutes. Once you've blanched them, dry them off well with paper towels before air frying.
This blanching process won't affect the beans when they're roasted in the air fryer. It should help make them a little more tender, in case you ever end up with a batch of older green beans.
Variations and Add-Ins for Roasted Green Beans
- If you love the crunch you get in Green Beans Almondine, you can top these green beans with a few roasted almonds or pecans.
- Red pepper flakes add a little kick of heat. Just be careful; a little goes a long way.
- Cheese makes everything better! Crumbled feta, shaved parmesan and cotija cheese are great choices.
- Drizzle some Zesty Dipping Sauce over the top of the roasted green beans for wonderful option.
You sure can. Though fresh beans are better, in my opinion, you can certainly use frozen ones.
All you have to do is season them, then place the frozen green beans in the air fryer. Allow for extra cooking time as they will have to thaw then begin roasting.
While you can cook wet veggies in the air fryer, in order to get a really crispy texture it is best to dry off as much moisture as you can prior to cooking.
How do I Prepare Green Beans for Cooking?
What is the Best Air Fryer?
I used my Power Air Fryer Oven (with the racks) to make mine, but you can use any air fryer you have. What I love about the Air Fryer Oven is that you never have to flip anything you bake, because the air circulates around everything perfectly!
It has 3 racks that will fit a good amount of food on them! But it also comes with skewers, fry basket (great for nuts) and a rotisserie rack that rotates!
I also use these silicone mitts for removing the racks while they're hot. They're nice and slim, so you can easily fit your hand in there to retrieve the racks. I absolutely love them!
If you have another type of air fryer, you can certainly use what you have. Just be sure to follow the instructions per the manufacturer and the cooking temp/time should be the same.
More Keto Air Fryer Recipes
- Garlic Parmesan Chicken Wings
- Bacon Wrapped Chicken Tenders
- Jalapeño Poppers
- Pork Tenderloin
- Zucchini Fries
- Buffalo Wings
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Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans
- 1 ½ pound green beans whole, ends trimmed
- 3 slices bacon
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon butter
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- Preheat air fryer to 375°F.
- Wash, dry and trim the ends off your green beans and add them to a large bowl.
- Add the olive oil, salt and pepper over top and toss to combine.
- Spread out the green beans on your air fryer rack in a single layer and cook for 10 minutes or until they are just starting to char.
- While the green beans are cooking, fry the bacon in a skillet until crisp.
- Remove, crumble and set aside. Add in the garlic and butter, then sauté for about 20 seconds, be careful not to brown it. Remove from the heat and pour over the roasted green beans, along with the crumbled bacon, toss and serve.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.