Skip to Content

Home » Air Fryer » Quick and Easy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

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.

raw asparagus in an air fryer

This post contains affiliate links. Please read my full disclosure here. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

This post was originally published in 2019. It has since been updated.

FOR THE FULL LIST OF INGREDIENTS AND COMPREHENSIVE INSTRUCTIONS, PLEASE SEE THE RECIPE CARD AT THE END OF THIS POST. BEFORE YOU SCROLL, THERE’S IMPORTANT INFORMATION IN THIS BLOG POST.

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.

raw asparagus in a glass bowl

How to Cook Asparagus in an Air Fryer

  1. Wash and trim the hard ends off the asparagus.
  2. Drizzle the asparagus in olive oil. You can also use olive oil spray. Sprinkle with seasonings.
  3. Air fry.
raw asparagus in a glass bowl
raw asparagus with olive oil in a glass bowl
raw asparagus in an air fryer
air fryer roasted asparagus on a white plate with lemon

Air Fryer Temperature

I like to use 360 degrees.

air fryer roasted asparagus on a white plate with lemon

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.

air fryer roasted asparagus on a white plate

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.

air fryer roasted asparagus on a white plate with lemon with chicken

More Air Fryer Recipes

Air Fryer Green Beans
Air Fryer Roasted Broccoli
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

Get a complete list of Air Fryer Recipes here.

air fryer roasted asparagus on a white plate with lemon
Print Pin
4.92 from 12 votes

Quick and Easy Air Fryer Roasted Asparagus

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.
Save this recipe here.
Course dinner, lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword air fryer asparagus, air fryer keto recipes, air fryer side dishes, air fryer vegetables
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 46kcal

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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.

Video

Recipe Tools Used in this RecipeAs an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.

Nutrition (displayed with net carbs)

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g
Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Air Fryer?Check out our Air Fryer Accessories List for the best tools!
Looking for new ways to use your air fryer?Snag your 14 Day Air Fryer Meal Plan here!
Do you struggle with staying consistent at meal prepping?If you get tired of your Meal Prep Meals by Day 2 our Big Boss Meal Prep Guide is for you!
Tried this recipe? Mention @Stay_Snatched or tag #StaySnatched! The recipe instructions noted here are the property of Stay Snatched and subject to copyright. Please do not screenshot and share this recipe on social.
Join our Air Fryer and Instant Pot Facebook GroupClick here to join our Facebook Group!
Subscribe to our YouTube ChannelCheck out our YouTube Channel!
Nutrition DataMacros are provided as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. This information is calculated using MyFitnessPal.com. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator. You are solely responsible for ensuring that any nutritional information provided is accurate, complete, and useful.
chicken wings in air fryer
Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Wings (No Thaw)
← Read Last Post
epsom salt, rose quartz roller, and bum cream on a flat surface
New Year Self Care Routine
Read Next Post →
Recipe Rating




Heather

Saturday 20th of March 2021

This is THEE way to cook asparagus—even better than the grill. Thanks for sharing with us!

staysnatched

Monday 22nd of March 2021

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed it.

Suzy

Monday 1st of March 2021

Perfectly cooked! Easiest way to cook asparagus. Thanks!

staysnatched

Thursday 4th of March 2021

Yay! And I agree.

Lindsey

Monday 22nd of February 2021

This recipe is so easy and delicious! It's my new favorite way to cook asparagus and I have already made it every night for the past week!

staysnatched

Monday 1st of March 2021

I'm so glad to hear this!

Kristin Ancell

Monday 18th of January 2021

For some reason, I’ve never really liked asparagus I cook at home. Tonight I used the air fryer you recommend (from your Amazon link) and your recipe/directions. It was great and I look forward to getting this veggie into my rotation. Thank you!

staysnatched

Thursday 21st of January 2021

Yay! the air fryer will change your mind.

Nikki

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

This is the easiest way I've made asparagus and my new favorite. I never thought to make them in the air fryer- I was always worried about them being too crispy. I used 2 bunches of asparagus and cooked for 8 min. They came out perfect,the right crispness but still soft. I'm hooked.

staysnatched

Tuesday 29th of December 2020

Wonderful! I'm glad you enjoyed the recipe.