This Quick and Easy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus is the perfect side dish for any meal. It’s ready in under 10 minutes making it perfect for weeknight dinners.
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How to Trim Asparagus and Do You Have To?
You typically want to trim off the woody root ends of the veggie before you cook it. You can also trim that portion off as you’re eating it.
How Does it Taste?
Roasted asparagus is loaded with so much flavor! Sometimes steamed veggies can get a little boring. Roasted asparagus packs a little crunch and if you season appropriately, tons of flavor! Check out this Roasted Asparagus recipe that uses the oven. Now you can let the air fryer do the work and save a little time.
How to Cook Asparagus in an Air Fryer
- Wash and trim the hard ends off the asparagus.
- Drizzle the asparagus in olive oil. You can also use olive oil spray. Sprinkle with seasonings.
- Air fry.
Air Fryer Temperature
I like to use 360 degrees.
Cook Time and How Long to Cook
I don’t recommend going over 10 minutes in the air fryer. Monitor the asparagus closely because every air fryer brand cooks differently. I like for my roasted asparagus to have a little bit of char, but I don’t want it to be too slimy. If you roast it too long you will burn it and will become really soft to the touch.
After the asparagus has cooked for 5 minutes, start to monitor it closely.
How to Cook Frozen
Frozen veggies typically only need an additional few minutes. Air fry the veggie for 3-4 minutes and then open up the air fryer to season them. Air fry for an additional 5-8 minutes.
Is Air Fryer Asparagus Healthy?
Absolutely! This dish has only 1 net carb per serving and is keto, vegetarian and vegan-friendly.
You may also enjoy my Air Fryer Homemade French Fries and Air Fryer Cilantro Lime Chicken Thighs recipes.
More Air Fryer Recipes
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Air Fryer Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Air Fryer Loaded Baked Potatoes
Air Fryer Loaded Sweet Potatoes
Air Fryer Chicken Parmesan
Air Fryer Corn on the Cob
Air Fryer Vegetables
Air Fryer Carrots
Air Fryer Spatchcock Chicken
Air Fryer Roasted Garlic
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Get a complete list of Air Fryer Recipes here.
You may also enjoy my Grilled Asparagus in Foil recipe.
Quick and Easy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus
- 1 bunch fresh asparagus
- 1 tablespoon olive oil or olive oil cooking spray
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 1/2 teaspoons Herbes de Provence seasoning optional
- fresh lemon wedge optional
- Wash and trim hard ends off asparagus.
- Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil and the seasonings. You can also use cooking oil spray.
- Add the asparagus to the air fryer.
- Cook for 6-10 minutes on 360 degrees until crisp. Drizzle fresh squeezed lemon over the roasted asparagus.
- I don’t recommend going over 10 minutes in the air fryer. Monitor the asparagus closely because every air fryer brand cooks differently. I like for my roasted asparagus to have a little bit of char, but I don’t want it to be too slimy. If you roast it too long you will burn it and will become really soft to the touch.After the asparagus has cooked for 5 minutes, start to monitor it closely.
Thursday 4th of November 2021
I am on a mission to level up my veggie game. This one was easy and didn’t disappoint. My family loved it. Even the non-asparagus eaters. I added a squeeze of lemon juice after I took it out the air fryer. The best part is they still had some crispness to them and a roasted quality. But I didn’t have to turn on my oven. Thank you for this easy recipe!
Friday 5th of November 2021
You're welcome! I'm glad you enjoyed them.
Sunday 24th of October 2021
Just made this but using broccolini! Your air fryer meals are a life saver! especially for law students
Monday 25th of October 2021
Wonderful! I'm so glad you enjoyed it.
Sunday 18th of July 2021
So easy to make and much faster than doing it in the oven! Love it and will definitely put it in the sides rotation.
Sunday 18th of July 2021
Wonderful! Glad you enjoyed it.
Thursday 1st of July 2021
I recently just tried winging throwing asparagus into my air fryer and it was a fail. This recipe set me straight kept my asparagus firm to my liking. Will follow this from now on for my asparagus fried!
Saturday 3rd of July 2021
Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed it.
Saturday 20th of March 2021
This is THEE way to cook asparagus—even better than the grill. Thanks for sharing with us!
Monday 22nd of March 2021
You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.