Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans

  • 5MINS
  • 10MINS
  • Serves 2
  • 79KCAL

Crunchy and so easy to make, these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans will add a splash of colour and some cheesy flavour to any dish.

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories79
  • Carbs4.2g
  • Protein5.7g
  • Fat3.7g
  • Saturates2.1g
  • Sugars2g

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Throw these green beans in the air fryer and they come out crunchy and delicious. They’re so easy to make, and versatile enough to be served on the side of all your favourite dishes. 

One of your five a day, these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans are salty with Parmesan and perfect for adding a splash of colour onto your plate. 

Serve them on the side of your roast dinner – they’re beautiful with our Roast Beef and Gravy. Or why not add a healthy twist to burger night? These are so good as an alternative to chips or fries. 

We’ve cooked these in the air fryer until they’re crispy, but if you’d prefer, you can also bake them in the oven.

What diets are these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans suitable for?

These Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans are suitable for vegetarians as long as you replace the Parmesan with a vegetarian Italian hard cheese. 

You can also make this recipe gluten free by swapping the panko breadcrumbs with a gluten free alternative. 

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans recipe?

  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans recipe if you’re on WW Green. 
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 2 Points per portion of this Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans?

Nope! This recipe is so easy – everything you need can be found in your local supermarket.

You will need an air fryer to make these.

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We like to use a Ninja air fryer like this Ninja Foodi. It has a range of functions and is useful for lots of recipes.

This recipe would also work well in a budget-friendly air fryer like this one from Amazon.

How many calories are in these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans?

These Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans are included in our Everyday Light category because they contain just 79 calories per portion. 

This Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans recipe is ideal when following any of the larger diet plans such as Weight Watchers or counting calories.

The average woman needs around 2000kcal per day to maintain a healthy body weight, and men typically need slightly more at 2,500kcals, but you may want to reduce these if you are aiming to lose weight. You can find more information on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the air fryer to 200ºC.

Step 2

Add the green beans to a mixing bowl and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Add the panko breadcrumbs, garlic granules, onion granules, dried basil and chilli flakes and toss the green beans until coated.

 

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Step 3

Tip the green beans into the air fryer and sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese.

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Step 4

Cook for 10 minutes until the beans are crispy and the Parmesan cheese is melted.

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What could I serve with these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans?

We’re not exaggerating when we say these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans will go with almost anything! Add them onto the side of any dish that needs a little colour or some extra veggies. 

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How do you know when Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans are cooked?

You should cook these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans until the cheese and breadcrumbs are golden brown and crispy. This should take around 10 minutes in the airfryer. 

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe. 

How long can you keep Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans in the fridge?

Once you’ve served this recipe, you’ll ideally need to eat it within 4 hours. These Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans taste best when they are freshly cooked – they may dry out if reheated. 

Can I freeze Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans?

Because this recipe is made with fresh veggies, we don’t recommend freezing it. These Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans can dry out when reheated so they’re best made fresh. 

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Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans

Crunchy and so easy to make, these Air Fryer Crispy Green Beans will add a splash of colour and some cheesy flavour to any dish.
  • Prep Time
    5 MINS
  • Cook Time
    10 MINS
  • KCals 79
  • Carbs 4.2G
  • WW Points:
  • Updating soon

Ingredients

  • 170 g green beans
  • 20 g Parmesan finely grated
  • 5 g panko breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 tsp garlic granules
  • 1/4 tsp onion granules
  • 1/4 tsp dried basil
  • 1/4 tsp dried chilli flakes
  • low calorie cooking spray

Mixing bowl

air fryer

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Instructions

  1. Pre-heat the air fryer to 200ºC.
  2. Add the green beans to a mixing bowl and spray with low calorie cooking spray. Add the panko breadcrumbs, garlic granules, onion granules, dried basil and chilli flakes and toss the green beans until coated.
  3. Tip the green beans into the air fryer and sprinkle over the Parmesan cheese.
  4. Cook for 10 minutes until the beans are crispy and the Parmesan cheese is melted.

Recipe notes

Tip: If your air fryer doesn’t have a preheat function, we suggest heating at cooking temperature for a few minutes before cooking your food.

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