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Air fryer green beans with parmesan prepared and served in a bowl with a lemon wedge.

Air Fryer Parmesan Green Beans

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  • Author: Kelli Avila
  • Prep Time: 00:05
  • Cook Time: 00:10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Air Fryer


Elevate any meal with this unique and simple Air Fryer Parmesan Green Beans side dish recipe. Ready in just 12 minutes, this side dish offers a crunchy cheesy twist to traditional green beans.


Units Scale
  • 1lb. green beans, cleaned and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or other high-heat oil)
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (high-quality is best!)
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar or lemon
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Big pinch of coarse kosher salt
  • Big pinch of fresh black pepper
  • Avocado oil spray (or similar air-fryer-safe oil for coating the basket)
  • Lemon wedges, for serving


  1. Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF (if your air fryer requires it).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix together green beans, oil, parmesan cheese, vinegar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
  3. Lightly coat the air fryer basket with oil (I use a non-aerosol avocado oil spray), then place the green beans on it in one even layer. Scrape out any cheese from the bowl and place on top of the green beans.
  4. Air fry for 10-12 minutes, tossing the green beans halfway through, until the cheese is crispy and the green beans are tender.
  5. Transfer the green beans to a serving plate. Use a spatula to scrape up any parmesan cheese crispies and sprinkle over the top of the green beans.
  6. Serve immediately with lemon and additional salt and pepper if needed.