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Air Fryer basket filled wit cooked asparagus.
5 from 6 votes

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus cooks to be perfectly tender with just enough bite to not be soggy. Cooked with less oil, have his easy and delicious asparagus on the table in less than 10 minutes!
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 4 as a side
Calories: 32kcal


  • Air Fryer


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus trimmed
  • non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • teaspoon black pepper


  • Thoroughly was and dry the asparagus spears. Trim the tough woody ends with a sharp knife (about 1-inch) or simply snap off where they most naturally break (see notes).
  • Spray the inside basket of the air fryer with non-stick cooking spray.
  • Spread out the asparagus in the basket and drizzle with about one teaspoon of olive oil. Gently toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss again to evenly distribute the seasonings.
  • Close the air fryer basket and set the air fryer to 400°F. Cook for 7 minutes, shaking once about 3-4 minutes into the cooking time.
  • Once the time has been completed, check for doneness. If they are not done to your liking continue to cook at 1-2 minute intervals.


  • Instead of trimming with a knife, you may bend (or snap) the asparagus near the base. Don’t worry, they will snap in the right place. Unfortunately, when asparagus is not in season or it’s an especially bad batch, this may mean you lose a third or more off the end.
  • Especially thick or especially thin asparagus will require slightly different cooking times.
  • I love my Cosori Air Fryer Max XL
  • This air fryer asparagus recipe is gluten-free, vegan, keto, and paleo-approved.


Calories: 32kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 148mg | Potassium: 230mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 858IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 2mg
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