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Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

Air fryer frozen green beans can be made tender in no time. Use your Cosori or Ninja Foodi and you too can cook frozen vegetables in air fryer for a quick cheap side dish.

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

It’s time to tackle air fryer frozen green beans! Yep, those cook up perfectly too right out of the bag too. If you have found your favorite main dish but want an easy air fryer recipe on the side, this will change your life – or at least dinnertime. (affiliate links present)

Ninja Foodi Frozen Green Beans

This is how to cook frozen green beans in your Foodi or other brand. I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, it doesn’t matter what you have at home because they all basically work the same. Biggest difference is the size and shape of your basket. Most of the time you want your food to be in a single layer, this doesn’t matter too much.

Since you don’t have breading, like air fryer fried green beans, you can shake the basket to rotate the food. You’re not looking to get them crispy per say like most other recipes but rather just defrost and make them fork tender.

If you love air fryer recipes too, here are some resources to start with:

cosori review

Frozen Green Beans Air Fryer

You literally just buy a bag in the freezer section and use seasonings of your choice. If you want to toss with butter you could add a pat or two the last minute or so to melt. That is what I call a really easy side dish that is healthy too.

How do you make PF Chang’s crispy green beans in the air fryer?

You would need to buy the frozen breaded type for these. Below I am referring to once fresh produce that has had the ends removed and cut in half. They do sell breaded frozen green beans you can cook with this same machine if you’d like. The best instructions for these would be;

  1. Preheat air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes
  2. Spray basket lightly with non stick spray
  3. Pour bag inside and spread out so they are not really overlapping
  4. Air fry green beans for about 8 minutes total, but gently shake basket to rotate contents after minute 4

Enjoy with dips like ranch or fry sauce. If you want to make a main dish with it that is healthy I would suggest frozen cod in air fryer. Buy both rock hard, throw them in and there’s no time thawing necessary.

Ninja Foodi Frozen Green Beans

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans with Parmesan

There are two things we have added to the top about 2 minutes before they were done; parmesan cheese and/or butter. They are both great options and simple to create. We have done the same thing with our air fryer frozen broccoli recipe because cheese is king around here.

  • Lightly spray basket with olive oil spray and pour green beans into air fryer basket. Sprinkle seasonings (salt, pepper, garlic powder) on the top and close drawer.
  • Set to 350 degrees F and cook for 10 minutes total cooking time.
    • Toss basket after minute 5 min.
    • Remove when they are tender and warmed.
  • * If you want to toss with butter, add 2 pats to the top around minute 7 so it can melt, toss when melted and heat for the last minute before serving.

Quick and easy right?? Cooking time will vary slightly depending on how soft you want them to become and if they are whole or in smaller pieces like you see here. Done in under 15 minutes total though which is a win in our book. Jump to recipe below and let us know what you think.

Frozen Green Beans Air Fryer

Ninja Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

Below is using a Cosori, Ninja has their own version that is not a Foodi. For the latter they give you the option of pressure cooking foods too which is actually faster. You can follow our Ninja Foodi green beans recipe for that. You could use fresh green beans or frozen with that and the timing wouldn’t change.

There are many other things you can cook this way other than just to air fry frozen green beans though. We’re talking air fryer spinach is amazing, and zucchini too. It isn’t for just getting foods crispy, this appliance is a great alternative to your oven and is really handy during the summertime when it’s hot.

Last thing you’ll want to do then is to further heat up your house just to cook dinner. In those times I use all of my countertop appliances, only. Many weeks I won’t use anything other than this, make Instant Pot frozen green beans and slow cooker meals.

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans with Parmesan

How to save leftover green beans

You can save your leftovers, because you know I hate wasting food, and reheat the next day for lunch. I would do so within 24 hours or the texture will change quite a bit and not for the good. You’ll want to transfer into a Ziploc freezer bag when they are cooled and remove all the air out of that baggie.

Leave in the fridge overnight and reheat the next day in the microwave for a soft texture or slightly crisp up in your air fryer machine again for just about 1 minute at 400 F.

Kids learning to love eating veggies and you need different ways to serve them up? I have a fave that got my girls to go crazy over this one. Make fried green beans with tempura batter on the stovetop sometime. OMG I could eat a whole plate of just these for lunch my friends, seriously.

fried green beans without bread crumbs

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Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

Air fryer frozen green beans can be made tender in no time. Use your Cosori or Ninja Foodi and a bag of frozen vegetables for this side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer, frozen, green beans, ninja foodi
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 18kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Equipment

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Lightly spray basket with non stick spray and pour in green beans. Sprinkle seasonings on the top and close drawer.
  • Set to 350 degrees F and cook for 10 minutes total tossing basket after minute 5. Remove when they are tender and warmed.
  • * If you want to toss with butter, add 2 pats to the top around minute 7 so it can melt, toss when melted and heat for the last minute before serving.

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Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 oz)
Calories 18 Calories from Fat 1
% Daily Value*
Fat 0.1g0%
Saturated Fat 0.03g0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0.1g
Monounsaturated Fat 0.01g
Sodium 197mg9%
Potassium 120mg3%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 382IU8%
Vitamin C 7mg8%
Calcium 24mg2%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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