Air-Fryer Asparagus

Use your air fryer to crisp up tender asparagus for a simple and easy side dish. If your air fryer is large enough, you can cook the asparagus in one batch. If it's smaller, cook the asparagus in two batches, keeping the first batch warm as the second batch cooks.

a platter of air-fried asparagus
Photo: Fred Hardy
Active Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus, trimmed

  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • teaspoon salt


  1. Preheat air fryer to 400°F for 5 minutes. Combine asparagus, oil, pepper and salt in a large bowl; toss well to coat. Working in batches, if necessary, arrange the asparagus in an even layer in the basket. Cook until tender and lightly crisped on the ends, 6 to 7 minutes. (If necessary, transfer the asparagus to a serving dish and cover with foil. Repeat the process with the remaining asparagus.) Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

43 Calories
2g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 43
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g 6%
Total Fat 2g 3%
Vitamin A 858IU 17%
Sodium 76mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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