Quick & Easy Air Fryer Asparagus Recipe

If you’re looking for the quickest side dish, look no further than air fryer asparagus. Your air fryer can cook much more than just doughnuts and french fries. Cook delicious and tender asparagus in under 10 minutes. When picking your asparagus, look for plump, straight and green spears. You’ll find the best results with medium to thick spears.

Yield: Serves 4
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 7 to 9 minutes


  • 1 pound medium to thick asparagus
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Heat an air fryer to 400°F or 425°F (choose the higher temperature if available). Meanwhile, trim the woody ends from 1 pound asparagus. Transfer to a medium bowl, add 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt, and toss to coat.
  2. Add the asparagus to the air fryer and spread into a single layer. Air fry until the asparagus is tender and slightly crispy on the ends, stopping to shake the basket (or rotate the pans in larger air fryers) about halfway through, 8 to 10 minutes total. Transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle 1/4 teaspoon black pepper evenly over the top.

Source: the Kitchn

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