What’s the best way to cook frozen green beans? It’s this roasted frozen green beans air fryer recipe! Air fryer frozen green beans take 8-12 minutes at a temp of 400F (200C), flipping them halfway through cooking time. I use 1 lb green beans, 3 tablespoons olive oil, and 1 teaspoon everything bagel seasoning for this healthy keto recipe. This air fryer time and temp works for Trader Joe’s or Birds Eye frozen green beans, or use your favorite brand!
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Want to know how to make frozen green beans taste good? Then you’re going to love today’s air fryer frozen green beans recipe. This is one of my favorite easy side dish ideas for family dinner- so fast, delicious, and naturally gluten-free!
Table of Contents
- ➕ Frozen Green Beans Air Fryer Recipe
- ⭐ How to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
- ⏲️ Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans Time and Temperature
- 🥶 Do frozen green beans need to be thawed?
- ❓ How to make frozen crispy green beans in air fryer?
- 🌡️ Reheat Frozen Green Beans
- 😋 How to Serve Frozen Green Beans
- 👨🏾🍳 More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
- 📖 Recipe
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 💬 Comments
➕ Frozen Green Beans Air Fryer Recipe
To make frozen green beans in the air fryer, you need the following ingredients:
- 1 lb frozen green beans (454 grams)
- 3 tablespoons olive oil (or another cooking oil like avocado oil)
- 1 teaspoon Trader Joe’s Everything but the Bagel seasoning
Get a printable recipe card with calories and other nutrition info at the end of the post!
The green beans I used were thin and uncut. Sometimes they are labeled haricots verts or French green beans instead. Thick cut green beans may brown less in the air fryer.
Feel free to play with the seasoning ideas in this recipe. Make air fryer green beans with Parmesan cheese, or sprinkle on garlic powder, onion powder, Italian seasoning, salt, red pepper flakes, or other spices. You could even add some cooked crumbled bacon, sliced almonds, melted butter, lemon juice, or balsamic vinegar after cooking!
Cooking times can vary between air fryer brands. The Ninja Foodi, Philips, Nuwave, Pampered Chef, Actifry, Instant Pot Vortex, Cosori, Breville, and other air fryers can make frozen green beans. Checking the food early can help ensure you have perfect air fryer recipe results every time.
⭐ How to Cook Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans
Here are the step-by-step instructions for air fryer frozen green beans:
- Place the frozen green beans in a large bowl and toss veggies with the oil and seasoning. (No thawing needed!)
- Air fry the green beans for 8-12 minutes at 400F (200C), flipping and stirring them halfway through cooking time. (Use the top rack if you have an air fryer oven.) Great flavor and so simple!
The green beans on the edges of the air fryer basket or tray may get more browned. For more even browning, you might want to move beans on the edges of the trays to the middle and vice versa. (Or skip this like I usually do- it's up to you!)
⏲️ Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans Time and Temperature
How long to air fry frozen green beans? What temp to cook frozen green beans in air fryer? Air fry frozen green beans for a total of 8-12 min at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C).
🥶 Do frozen green beans need to be thawed?
No, you do not have to thaw frozen green beans before cooking. Unlike making saute green beans in a skillet, air frying is often pretty hands off with minimal prep.
❓ How to make frozen crispy green beans in air fryer?
You can make air fryer frozen breaded green beans (such as the ones from PF Chang’s) easily! Cook a small batch for 8-10 minutes at 400F (200C), flipping halfway through cooking time. Use the top rack position if you have an air fryer oven, and don’t add cooking oil.
(Speaking of crispy green bean fries, have you tried my keto fried green beans with fresh green beans yet? YUM)
🌡️ Reheat Frozen Green Beans
Cooked frozen green beans can be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days. Reheat individual portions in the air fryer for 2-4 minutes at 400F (200C), or microwave on high for 1-2 minutes. I don’t recommend refreezing cooked green beans for the best texture.
Frozen green beans that have thawed can be refrozen. However, any green beans that have been left out of fridge or freezer storage for more than two hours should be thrown out.
😋 How to Serve Frozen Green Beans
What to do with frozen green beans? You can use frozen green beans in casseroles, soups, stews, cook them with ham hocks, or use them as a side dish. If you’re making this air fryer side dish recipe, here's what to serve with frozen green beans:
- Frozen Chicken Thighs in Air Fryer
- Air Fryer Chicken Leg Quarters
- Air Fryer Roast Beef
- Frozen Tilapia in Air Fryer
- Corn on the Cob
👨🏾🍳 More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
Looking for more air fryer recipes for vegetables? Try these:
- Air Fryer Frozen Vegetables (includes Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and more!)
- Canned Asparagus Recipe
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
- Keto Onion Rings (Air Fryer)
- Air Fryer Stuffed Mini Peppers
- Ore Ida Tater Tots (Air Fryer)
Also, don’t miss the entire collection of Air Fryer Recipes!
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Frozen Green Beans (Air Fryer Time and Temp)
- 1 lb frozen green beans (454 grams)
- 3 tablespoons cooking oil
- 1 teaspoon Trader Joe's Everything But the Bagel seasoning
- Place the frozen green beans in a large bowl and toss veggies with the oil and seasoning. Place green beans in your air fryer basket or tray. (No thawing needed!)
- Air fry the green beans for 8-12 minutes at 400F (200C), flipping and stirring them halfway through cooking time. (Use the top rack if you have an air fryer oven.) So simple!
💭 Expert Tips from a DietitianThis is a level 1 recipe (may help support fat loss). Green beans are a non-starchy vegetable that are low calorie and low in carbohydrates. Most of the calories in this recipe are coming from the oil, not the green beans. I do consider green beans good for weight loss, as they provide a lot of fiber and fluid volume to help keep you full.
Are frozen green beans healthy?A really common question is whether fresh green beans are healthier than frozen green beans. If we’re talking about nutritive value, frozen green beans are often frozen at peak ripeness. They lose fewer nutrients than fresh green beans may during packaging and transport. Another advantage of frozen green beans is that they tend to be less expensive than fresh. If using frozen fruits and veggie helps you to afford more produce, that’s a great thing IMVHO. The one disadvantage of frozen green beans is that they may have breading and salty or sugary sauces added. If you buy plain frozen green beans and season them yourself, this isn’t an issue. Having some good ways to cook frozen green beans can help improve their texture and make them taste more like fresh green beans.
Are frozen green beans better than canned?Canned green beans are typically the cheapest green beans of the bunch, but often have a lot of sodium added. You can reduce the sodium in canned green beans by draining and rinsing them well. Whether frozen or canned green beans are better depends on what your needs are. If you like canned green beans and they’re a better fit for your budget, they may be the best choice for you. If you don’t like the texture and flavor of canned green beans, perhaps frozen is best to help you eat your veggies. Nutrition information is for one serving.
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