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Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Green Beans (Oven Instructions too)

These Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Green Beans are a no-oil healthier option to fries. A delicious snack, side dish or appetizer. Also includes oven instructions for a baked version.

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One of the best things about the air fryer is how we perceive fried foods. You know, those calories-laden and oil-infused finger foods that we hesitate to dive into? Air frying foods without oil meant that we could enjoy Air Fryer Chicken Wings and even Air Fryer Fried Chicken – a lot more often and without the guilt. It’s truly a magical device.

As an alternative to french fries, here is our easy air fryer recipe – Air Fryer Green Beans. They have a crispy texture thanks to a crunchy coating of bread crumbs and parmesan. I guess you can also call them parmesan green bean fries!

These Air Fryer Green Beans make the perfect snack, easy side dish, weeknight treat, or as an appetizer for game nights or when entertaining. It was a simple choice on whether to include this one in our air fryer recipes collection.

With just 6 ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these air fryer green bean fries in less than a half hour. It has a prep time of 15 minutes and a cook time of 10 minutes, to be exact. Pair with your favourite dipping sauce and dive in with both hands!

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How to Make Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Green Beans

You’ll need the following ingredients to make green bean fries recipe, and the full recipe is below in the printable card:

  • all purpose flour (or almond flour)
  • eggs
  • grated parmesan cheese
  • panko bread crumbs
  • green and yellow beans
  • Salt and black pepper
step by step instructions on how to make air fryer green beans

To Make: Set up a station that has a plate of washed yet not dried fresh green beans, a small mixing bowl with flour, a bowl with beaten eggs, and another with the dry ingredients mixture. So you’ll need three shallow bowls.

Working one bean at a time, first dip the bean into the flour, followed by the egg mixture, and finally dip into the panko bread mixture. Repeat with the rest of the beans.

Place the beans in a single layer in an air fryer basket. You will have to do at least 2 batches, since they cannot overlap or touch. Stir halfway through cooking and serve the crispy green bean fries immediately, with a dipping sauce if preferred.

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How to Make Oven Baked Crispy Coated Green Beans

I’m including the oven method of instructions for making this recipe, for those without an air fryer. Follow the below steps, or refer to my easy recipe for Roasted Parmesan Green Beans.

  1. Preheat the oven at 400 ˚F
  2. Complete the steps as in the Air Fryer method to wash and coat each green bean.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and cover with parchment paper. Spray with a little bit of oil.
  4. Cook in the oven for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. 
  5. Serve immediately with dipping sauce if desired
a white bowl full of fried green beans with parsley and ranch dressing in a white bowl

What to Serve with Air Fryer Green Beans

These air fryer green bean have that crunchy texture on the outside and a tender and juicy inside, much like french fries. As such, you can eat them alone or with dip. Options are sriracha mayo, ranch dressing or with your favorite dipping sauce.

You can also serve them with a little fresh lemon, it helps to bring out the best flavors of your favorite greens.


Can I Use Frozen Green Beans?

Yes, yet note that frozen vegetables will take more time to cook in the air fryer.

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How to Store Air Fryer Green Beans

If you have leftovers of this recipe, place in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. You cannot make these ahead of time and freeze them.


How to Reheat Air Fryer Green Beans

To reheat the air fryer beans, for best results, place them into the Air fryer and cook at 350˚F for 3 minutes. They will turn out warm and crispy again. Reheating in the microwave will make them soggier, and most prefer crispy green beans.

If you’d rather use the oven, put them in at 200 degrees using an oven-safe dish. Some parts might be soggy if they are overlapping, keep an eye on them so they don’t burn.

fried green beans in a white bowl on the table with fresh green beans

Tips in making Air Fryer Green Beans

Make sure your beans don’t overlap for texture consistency. If they overlap and touch, the hot air won’t be able to circulate around the food well and they might become soggy with areas that aren’t fully cooked. Batch cook this healthy snack recipe, to ensure all are cooked and the texture is even.

I hope you enjoy this healthy side dish as much as we do!

For another great green bean recipe, try our Green Bean Casserole, which is a perfect side dish for the holiday season.

Have you tried making an air fryer dessert yet? These Air Fryer Churro Bites are heaven and so simple to make.


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Crispy Parmesan Air Fryer Green Beans

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These CRISPY PARMESAN AIR FRYER GREEN BEANS are a no-oil healthier option to fries. A delicious snack, side dish or appetizer. Also includes oven instructions for a baked version.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 lb green and yellow beans
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Wash the green and yellow beans, yet don’t dry them. If they are a little wet the flour will stick to them better.
    2. Place the flour in a medium bowl.
    3. Place the beaten eggs in the second medium bowl
    4. And finally, combine the panko breadcrumbs and grated parmesan in a third medium bowl. 
    5. Take one bean at a time, first dip it the flour, followed by the eggs, and finally dip in the panko bread mixture.
    6. Repeat with the rest of the green and yellow beans. 
    7. Place the beans in a single layer in the basket of the air fryer. You will have to do 2 batches. 
    8. Cook at 380 ˚F for 10 minutes, Stir halfway through cooking. 
    9. Serve immediately with a 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.  
  • The blog post has instructions for cooking in the oven instead of the air fryer - www.myorganizedchaos.net

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 387Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 104mgSodium: 538mgCarbohydrates: 56gFiber: 13gSugar: 2gProtein: 22g

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