This air fryer asparagus is soft with a slight crunch and comes out perfect every time!

Air fryer asparagus served on a black plate

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Asparagus is such a nutrient dense vegetable that I love serving to the boys. Pop them into the air fryer to cook and a dinner side is done in no time!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

Here is what you’ll need to make this air fryer asparagus:

Ingredients to make air fryer asparagus. See recipe card for detailed ingredient quantities.
  • Asparagus
  • Oil
  • Garlic Powder
  • Black Pepper

PROCESS

  1. Wash the asparagus and pat dry. Chop off the tough ends.
  2. Coat the asparagus with oil, garlic powder and black pepper.
  3. Place the asparagus in the air fryer basket. Try to make sure that they do not overlap too much.
  4. Cook the asparagus at 400 degrees F for 7 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. If you would like softer, more tender asparagus, add an extra 1-2 minutes.
Steps to make air fryer asparagus. See recipe card for detailed step by step process instructions.

SUBSTITUTIONS

  • Fresh asparagus: The fresh asparagus may be replaced with frozen. To use frozen asparagus beans, air fry for 8-10 minutes. Check the green beans at 8 minutes and adjust the cook time as needed.
  • Oil: I used olive oil in this recipe, but you may also use coconut oil or avocado oil.
Air fryer asparagus plated

RECIPE NOTES

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. If the basket is too full, the asparagus will not cook evenly. I love this size and functionality of this ninja air fryer!
  • I usually serve my little ones the tips of the asparagus since those are generally softer and easier to break down. 
  • After removing baby’s portion, toss the asparagus with a little salt to taste for everyone else!
Air fried asparagus served with roasted corn and quartered tomatoes

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Air fryer asparagus served on a black plate

Air Fryer Asparagus

This air fryer asparagus is soft with a slight crunch and comes out perfect every time!
5 from 2 votes
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Course: dinner, lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer asparagus
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  • Wash the asparagus and pat dry. Chop off the tough ends.
  • Coat the asparagus with oil, garlic powder and black pepper. Salt may be added after removing baby's portion.
  • Place the asparagus in the air fryer basket. Try to make sure that they do not overlap too much.
  • Cook the asparagus at 400 degrees F for 7 minutes, shaking the basket halfway through. If you would like softer, more tender asparagus, add an extra 1-2 minutes.

Notes

  • Make sure not to overcrowd the air fryer basket. If the basket is too full, the asparagus will not cook evenly. I love this size and functionality of this ninja air fryer!
  • I usually serve my little ones the tips of the asparagus since those are generally softer and easier to break down. 
  • After removing baby’s portion, toss the asparagus with a little salt to taste for everyone else!

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Air Fryer Asparagus
Amount per Serving
Calories
56.73
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
3.65
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
0.53
g
3
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
0.43
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
2.56
g
Sodium
 
2.84
mg
0
%
Potassium
 
241.37
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
5.11
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2.51
g
10
%
Sugar
 
2.15
g
2
%
Protein
 
2.65
g
5
%
Vitamin A
 
858.66
IU
17
%
Vitamin C
 
6.36
mg
8
%
Calcium
 
28.95
mg
3
%
Iron
 
2.52
mg
14
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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