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Air Fryer Asparagus arranged on a white plate garnished with sesame seeds.

Air Fryer Asparagus - Crispy and Tender

Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Air Fryer, Easy, Healthy
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 49kcal
Author: Marilyn
The beauty of making Air Fryer Asparagus is that you can dive into this delicious spring vegetable in just 15 minutes or less!
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  • 1 pound asparagus
  • Grapeseed oil or Canola oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic optional


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400°F.
  • Snap or cutoff the white, woodier portion at the bottom end of the asparagus spears. Set aside the ends. (See Tips)
  • Rinse asparagus. Using a paper towel, pat spears dry and place in a shallow dish.
  • Drizzle the grapeseed oil over the asparagus, tossing to coat. Season with salt. Sprinkle with minced garlic, if using, and toss. Arrange spears inside the air fryer basket without overlapping.
  • Air fry 6 to 9 minutes, or until crisp-tender and browned in spots.


  • A one pound bunch of asparagus has approximately 12 to 15 spears depending upon their diameter.
  • This recipe serves 2 to 3 people depending upon what other dishes are being served with it.
  • Large (½ inch diameter) or Extra Large (⅝ inch diameter) are ideal sizes for roasting and air frying.
  • When selecting a bunch of asparagus, look for long, blemish-fresh, bright green spears with closed, compact tips.
  • Select bunches with similar sized spears. Spears of a similar diameter will cook more evenly.


Calories: 49kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 5mg | Potassium: 468mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1715IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 5mg