Skip to Content

Air Fryer Asparagus

This Air Fryer Asparagus is savory, cheesy, garlicky and crispy. A perfect gluten-free side dish that’s low-calorie.

Air fryer asparagus is the last name in healthy snack food, and I’m here to prove it! Whether you’re after a quick and easy snack or a dinner-friendly side dish, this recipe has got you covered.

air fryer asparagus

What’s not to love about this recipe? Delicious, spring-fresh asparagus roasted to crispy perfection with plenty of seasoning along the way. Not to mention, it takes all of ten minutes to prepare.

air fried asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus Ingredients and Substitutes

Asparagus – Our core ingredient is fresh asparagus spears.

Garlic powder – it helps with crispy coating.

Onion powder – adds a ton of flavor!


Parmesan – Another dry, salty cheese will do the trick.

Olive oil

ingredients for air fryer asparagus

How to Make Air Fryer Asparagus

Step 1. Prepare your asparagus for frying. Bend the spears gently to allow them to snap off at the natural point. Wash and gently dry before spreading them out in the air fryer basket.

Step 2. Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and parmesan. Pour olive oil over the basket.

asparagus in air fryer

Step 3. Set your air fryer to 400F and air fry for 10 minutes.

air fryer asparagus recipe

How to Store Air Fryer Asparagus?

You can store air fryer asparagus in the fridge for up to five days. It’s essential to refrigerate them.

Let the asparagus cool completely, then store it in an airtight container in the fridge. You might want to line the container with paper towels to help absorb any excess moisture and keep them crispy.

Once you’re ready to reheat your air fryer asparagus, heat it back up in your air fryer for a few minutes to get it back in fighting shape.

How Long to Put Asparagus in Air Fryer to Make It Crispy?

If you’re cooking the asparagus fresh, give it about ten minutes in the air fryer at 400F (which is roughly 200C). This gives the moisture from the fresh vegetables time to evaporate.

If you’re reheating your asparagus, heat your fryer to about 350F. Choosing a lower temperature helps the asparagus to warm slowly, preventing it from burning while you’re reheating it.

Spread the leftover asparagus out evenly in the basket, then warm it for about 3 minutes to get it back in fighting shape. Sprinkle with extra cheese while hot, and enjoy!

More Simple Side Dishes

Air Fryer Carrots

Apple Sweet Potato Bake

Cheesy Garlic Broccoli (3-Ingredients)

Watch: How to Make It

Air Fryer Asparagus

Air Fryer Asparagus

Elevate your culinary skills with our air fryer asparagus recipe. Witness the magic as these green spears turn irresistibly golden and crisp. This gluten-free side dish is a perfect treat for an easy dinner.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Side Dishes
Cuisine Italian
Servings 2 plates
Calories 140 kcal


  • 1 lb asparagus ends trimmed
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp parmesan finely grated
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Lay asparagus out in the air fryer basket.
  • Sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, salt and parmesan.
  • Pour olive oil all over the basket.
  • Air fry for 10 minutes at 400F.


Serving: 1plateCalories: 140kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 7gFat: 8.4gSaturated Fat: 1.8gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.2gCholesterol: 4.3mgSodium: 388mgFiber: 5.2gSugar: 4.4g
Rate this recipe!Let us know how it was!
Recipe Rating