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Air Fryer Asparagus with parmesan

Air Fryer Asparagus

Crispy flavorful Air Fryer Asparagus with a small amount of olive oil and freshly grated parmesan cheese is a quick and easy side dish recipe.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 3 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 4 servings
Calories 58

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces asparagus (fresh, ends trimmed)
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (kosher or flaked (use less if sensitive to salt))
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper (freshly ground)
  • 2 Tablespoons parmesan cheese (freshly grated from a block with a microplane works best)

Instructions

  • Preheat air fryer to 400°F.
  • Coat asparagus in olive oil with salt and pepper. After fully coated, shake off any excess and lay in a single layer in your air fryer basket. Cover with a thin layer of grated parmesan cheese.
    asparagus with parmesan in air fryer basket
  • Air fry at 400°F for 7 minutes. No need to turn or flip if they were able to fit in a single layer. Serve immediately.
    air fried asparagus in metal basket

Notes

Serving size might be considered small if you love asparagus. Consider doubling the recipe if you're looking for larger portions.
  • Asparagus preparation: In addition to trimming the ends, I've also found that peeling the bottom half of each stalk, if they are particularly woody, creates a more tender bite of asparagus.
  • Grated parmesan: Pre-shredded parmesan will not stick to the asparagus. It is highly recommended you grate it from a block.
  • Cooking time varies: Depending on the thickness of the stalks, air fryer asparagus will take about 7 minutes to cook. Be sure to check doneness and extend or decrease cooking time, as needed.

Nutrition

Calories: 58kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 187mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 663IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg