Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans are the perfect snack and can even be made in the oven! They’re crunchy, flavorful, and healthy. Serve them with your favorite dipping sauce for a real treat!

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Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans

It’s hard when you’re trying to eat healthier, but the only thing you’re craving is something crunchy, salty, and a bit cheesy. If you can’t shake that craving, you’re in luck! Put down the Doritos and instead, make these quick and easy air fryer crispy green beans. Dare I say, they’re even more satisfying than Doritos… While kids still prefer chips as their snack, I’d much rather have these crunchy veggies.

While they’re still coated in panko breadcrumbs, these green beans are still way healthier than most crunchy snacks. That’s because they’re fresh veggies that are air fried and not fried in grease, of course! Did you know that green beans are low in calories, super rich with vitamin K, and have a pretty awesome amount of calcium, too? You certainly won’t find any of that in a bag of your favorite chips.

Also, I don’t know what I’d do without my trusty air fryer. I’ve become so spoiled with it! I love how quick and easy it makes recipes like this one. From start to finish, these green beans only take about 25 minutes to make, which is perfect when I’m hungry and needing a midday snack. Plus, with the air frying cooking method, you get all the crunch of fried food with none of the grease. It’s the best way to enjoy fried food!

Salt and pepper are placed next to an air fryer behind cooked green beans.

How to Make Them

Prepare the green beans. Wash the green beans, but don’t dry them! If they are a little wet, the flour will stick to them better.

Make the dredging stations. Place the flour in a medium bowl. Place the beaten eggs in the second medium bowl. And finally, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated parmesan cheese in a third medium bowl. 

Dip the beans. Take one bean at a time, fist dip it the flour, followed by the eggs, and finally dip in the panko bread mixture. Repeat with the rest of the green beans. 

Air fry them. Place the green beans in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. You will have to do 2 batches.  Cook at 380 ˚F for 10 minutes, Stir halfway through cooking. 

Enjoy! Serve the air fried green beans immediately while they’re still warm with a dipping sauce if desired. Enjoy your new favorite health-conscious snack!

air fried green beans are placed next to a small cup of ranch dressing.

Can I make these fried green beans in the oven?

You sure can! If you don’t have an air fryer, don’t worry. This snack can be baked, and the crunch is still satisfying either way! Just preheat the oven to 400°F, prepare the green beans the same way you would for the air fryer, than bake them for 12 minutes, stirring half way through.

How long do air fried green beans stay fresh?

In an airtight container in the refrigerator, these green beans will stay fresh for up to 4 days. To reheat them, just pop them right back into the air fryer that’s set to 350°F for about 3 minutes or so until they’re warmed through. I don’t recommend using the microwave – it’ll just make them soggy and limp.

What dipping sauce should I serve with air fried green beans?

Ranch is the way to go! To make the ranch sauce the best that it can be, try using my favorite Easy Homemade Ranch Seasoning. However, there are plenty of other dipping sauces out there that could accompany these green beans perfectly! If ranch isn’t your thing, pick a sauce that you like and feel free to get creative. Honestly, I bet Yum Yum Sauce would be a huge hit with these air fried crispy green beans!

A green bean is being dipped into ranch dressing.

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Easy Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans are the crunchy, healthy snack you'll crave every day. Don't have an air fryer? You can make these in the oven, too!
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Ingredients

  • ¼ cup flour
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 lb of green and yellow beans
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions 

  • Wash the green and yellow beans, don’t dry them, if they are a little wet the flour will stick to them better.
  • Place the flour in a medium bowl.
  • Place the beaten eggs in the second medium bowl
  • And finally, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated parmesan in a third medium bowl.
  • Take one bean at a time, fist dip it the flour, followed by the eggs, and finally dip in the panko bread mixture.
  • Repeat with the rest of the green and yellow beans.
  • Place the beans in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. You will have to do 2 batches.
  • Cook at 380 ˚F for 10 minutes, Stir halfway through cooking.
  • Serve immediately with a dipping sauce if desired

Oven Instructions

  • Preheat the oven at 400 ˚F
  • Wash the green and yellow beans, don’t dry them, if they are a little wet the flour will stick to them better.
  • Place the flour in a medium bowl.
  • Place the beaten eggs in the second medium bowl
  • And finally, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated parmesan in another medium bowl.
  • Take one bean at a time, fist dip it the flour, followed by the eggs, and finally dip in the panko bread mixture.
  • Repeat with the rest of the green and yellow beans.
  • Place in a baking sheet, cover with parchment paper. Spray with a little bit of oil.
  • Cook in the oven for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking.
  • Serve immediately with dipping sauce if desired

Notes

The green and yellow beans can keep in an airtight container in the fridge for 4 days, do not freeze.
To reheat the green and yellow beans place them in the Air fryer and cook at 350 ˚F for 3 minutes.
Calories: 214kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 13g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 93mg, Sodium: 339mg, Potassium: 321mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin A: 227IU, Vitamin C: 24mg, Calcium: 231mg, Iron: 3mg