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Healthy Air Fryer Asparagus

Once you’ve air fried asparagus, you might not want to do it any other way. It’s simple, quick and a perfect vegetable side dish. The hot circulating air fo the air fryer cooks the asparagus perfectly and evenly. If you like it a little crispy, just cook it for a little longer. If you prefer your asparagus a little more juicy and tender, cook it for less! There’s something for everyone here and we’ve obsessed with the flavors. It’s so quick to eat vegetables all thanks to air frying!

Perfect for Holidays and Healthy Eating 

Asparagus in the air fryer gives the same texture as roasting, but it’s so much quicker when the asparagus is air fried. Eat it when you’re wanting a low carb or low calorie vegetable. And best of all, this is perfect for Holidays! It’s a great way to serve this as a side dish with your Christmas or Thanksgiving menu. It doesn’t take up oven or stove top space. If you have a larger model, you an easily cook enough of this vegetable as a side dish to feed 6-8. That makes life easier when you’re cooking for large groups or holiday gatherings!

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Air Fryer “Roasted” Asparagus

Asparagus is such an easy side dish to accompany any meal. For extra flavor, add your favorite dry spices before cooking. Adjust cooking time accordingly based on the thickness of the asparagus. If your asparagus is particularly tough, you can peel the stalks with a vegetable peeler to remove the tough skin.
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  • 1 pound fresh asparagus , ends trimmed
  • Oil spray or olive oil
  • salt , to taste
  • black pepper , to taste



  • Coat the asparagus with oil spray or olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Lay the asparagus evenly in the air fryer basket. Make sure to coat the asparagus tips so they don’t burn or dry out too fast. It is best to season before you put in the air fryer basket. Too much excess salt in the air fryer baskets will often start to break down with coating.
  • Air Fry at 380°F for 7-10 minutes, depending on thickness, shake and turn asparagus halfway through cooking.
  • Taste for seasoning & tenderness, then serve.

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


Calories: 32kcal, Carbohydrates: 4g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 1g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 229mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 857IU, Vitamin C: 6mg, Calcium: 27mg, Iron: 2mg

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