Easy Air Fryer Asparagus (3 Ingredients!)

Tender-crisp and savory, Air Fryer asparagus makes an extra quick side dish or snack! 

It’s doesn’t get much easier than this recipe for Air Fryer asparagus. Ready in just a few minutes, crispy asparagus makes a tasty treat that’s better than french fries!

Air fryer asparagus on a serving tray

Why We Love This Recipe

Because I’m obsessed with my air fryer.

This recipe tastes just as delicious as roasted asparagus, but it’s ready in a fraction of the time!

This asparagus browns nicely giving it heaps of flavor.

This recipe needs just a few ingredients.

Fresh asparagus and seasonings in an air fryer basket

Ingredients and Variations

So many additions and variations taste terrific with asparagus!

ASPARAGUS  To evenly cook, choose spears that are roughly the same size. If using asparagus of varying sizes, some will be softer and some will be crisper!

OLIVE OIL Use a good quality olive oil and freshly ground pepper for the best flavor profile. Melted butter or coconut oil will work too!

SEASONINGS We keep it simple in this recipe seasoning the asparagus with salt and pepper. You can spice it up tossing asparagus in chili seasoning or red chili flakes. Try tossing them in garlic powder or everything bagel seasoning for a fun change of flavor!

ADDITIONS Toss it with bacon crumbles or coat it with parmesan or even serve with hollandaise sauce.

Serve it up as an appetizer, healthy snack, or side dish with an entree. No matter where it shows up, Air Fryer asparagus is sure to be a hit.

Asparagus fried in the air fryer

How to Make Air Fryer Asparagus

Short on time while making dinner, and need a quick side? There are just three quick steps to crispy asparagus perfection!

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer.
  2. Prepare asparagus and toss with oil and seasonings.
  3. Cook according to the recipe below!

So simple, yet so delicious!

Tips to Prep Asparagus

Asparagus has tough, woody ends that aren’t edible.

To prepare asparagus hold it at both ends and snap it. The part that naturally breaks off (at the thicker end) is best discarded as it has a woody texture.

Rinse asparagus well to remove potential debris and pat dry before tossing with oil.

Leftovers? Chop and add to a special frittata, quiche or soup!

Easy Asparagus Recipes

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Air fryer asparagus on a serving tray

Air Fryer Asparagus

This crispy air fryer asparagus is ready in under 15 minutes with just a few pantry staples!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 11 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 40
Author Holly Nilsson


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Rinse asparagus and dry well. Holding the center and bottom of each spear, snap off the bottom and discard.
  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Toss asparagus with olive oils and season with salt & pepper.
  • Cook 6-10 minutes* or until tender-crisp and lightly roasted.


Cook Time: Thinner asparagus will take closer to 6 minutes and thicker stalks will take closer to 10 minutes.


Calories: 40 | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | 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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Air Fryer asparagus cooked in an air fryer basket with writing
Asparagus cooked in an air fryer with writing
Top image - air fryer asparagus. Bottom image - fresh asparagus on a tray with writing
Asparagus in an air fryer basket with writing

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