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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



  • 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)


  • 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


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.


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