This recipe is sponsored by ZenChef. All opinions are, as always, 100% my own.
Green beans roast up like a dream in the air fryer with barely any oil needed! Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms are a perfect, lighter alternative to your standard green bean casserole.
Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans
Green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving staple, but I think I like these tender, air fryer roasted green beans even better! They’re simple to make and much healthier than the cream-of-mushroom-smothered classic.
To make your Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms, just toss together your green beans and sliced button mushrooms with a little bit of lemon juice, sage, salt, and pepper.
Use some spritzes of spray oil, then air fry for about 10 minutes. Boom.
I like to serve these topped with a sprinkle of crispy, french fried onions to give a little nod to the casserole it’s replacing. I think it’s so much prettier than your standard, grayish, green bean casserole.
If you don’t want to use the french fried onions, I’d suggest topping this with your favorite roasted nuts or seeds – pumpkin seeds, sliced almonds, or cashews all work well. That crunchy topping gives this that “green bean casserole” feel that you’re going for with this dish.
About My Air Fryer
Any time I share an air fryer recipe, folks ask me which air fryer I recommend. I have tried over a dozen different air fryers in the past couple of years, and my favorite, hands down, is the ZenChef PRO XXL Air Fryer from Zeny, who is sponsoring this recipe.
I’ve been using the ZenChef air fryer daily (sometimes twice a day!) for a few months now, and I am all in. the basket is nice and large (5.8 quarts!), and I love the way it’s designed. As you probably know, I am extremely picky about air fryers, and this basket design is the kind I like: it pops out for easy cleaning, and it has holes at the bottom (rather than mesh) to allow better air flow.
The ZenChef also has a small feature that’s a big deal to me: an off button! No other air fryer I’ve owned has a simple button for turning it off. Since cooking times vary with many recipes (including this one), it’s nice to be able to just turn it off when it’s done, rather than unplug it while it’s still running, which doesn’t feel super safe for some reason.
Air Fryer Roasted Green Beans and Mushrooms
- 24 ounces fresh green beans - trimmed
- 2 cups sliced button mushrooms
- 1 fresh lemon - juiced
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
- 1 teaspoon onion powder
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
- spray oil
- 1/3 cup french fried onions - for garnish, optional
- In a large bowl, toss together the green beans, mushrooms, lemon juice, garlic powder, sage, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Transfer the mixture to your air fryer basket, then use spray oil to coat, shaking well.
- Air fry at 400F for 10-12 minutes, shaking every 2-3 minutes.
- Serve topped with french fried onions, if you're using them.