When you’re wanting a great easy side dish, our air fryer green bean casserole is perfect! This popular holiday side dish is easy to make by air frying green beans!

Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole recipe in pan

Can you make green bean casserole in the air fryer? 

The answer is definitely yes. We’ve tested our technique so many times and figured out how to get the texture of the fresh green beans perfect. We don’t like mushy green beans so our technique can allow you to decide exactly how “cooked” you like your green beans to be. 

VIDEO: How to Cook Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole

Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole recipe in pan

Tips for How to make air fryer green bean casserole recipe 

  • Use fresh green beans. The texture will give you more of a bite and not overly soft. And fresh just tastes better for this air fryer green bean casserole recipe.
  • Fried onions. Don’t forget the fried onions because the flavor and texture is amazing. 
  • Different flavors of condensed soup bases. You don’t have to use the standard cream of mushroom soup base. There’s so many different other condensed soup options like Condensed cream of chicken soup.
  • Additional seasoning. Make sure to use enough seasoning because without it, the green beans can be super bland. Adding enough salt and pepper will make the dish taste so much better.  The cream of mushroom soup will often vary in seasonings and it lends some saltiness to the recipe. Make sure to taste the mixture when you are adding it to the green beans and season to taste if needed.

Can You Use Frozen or Canned Green Beans?

  • FROZEN: Sure you can use frozen green beans. Just skip the timing that we have listed for fresh green beans. Frozen green beans only need to be warmed up or slightly cooked. So just air fry the frozen green beans until they are warmed and cooked to your preferred texture. After that, continue with the recipe.
  • CANNED: Yes you can use canned green beans. Drain all the water from the can, then add the green beans to the air fryer cooking dish. Warm the canned green beans for about 4 minutes at 360°F. After that, continue with the recipe starting at Step 3 where you add the cream of mushroom mixture to the green beans.
Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole recipe in pan

Baking Pans that are Perfect for Air Frying

We love these 8-inch square baking pans for air frying in oven-style air fryers as well as some larger basket-type air fryers. They don’t have bulky handles which will get in the way for some air fryers.

These style pans are perfect for basket-type air fryers. The handles make it so much easier to take out of the basket.

Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole recipe in pan

Air Fryer Green Bean Casserole with Toasted Fried Onions

This recipe is for air fryers large enough to fit a 7" Bucket-style Baking Pan. For oven-style air fryers we recommend using an 8" baking dish. The secret is air frying the fresh green beans first, then finishing off the last cooking step in the cream mixture. Top it off with some fried onions and you have a great side dish to share.
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  • 1 lb. (454 g) fresh green beans
  • 14 oz. (397 g) cream of mushroom soup (1 can)
  • 1/2 cup (120 ml) milk
  • 1 Tablespoon (15 ml) Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon (2.5 ml) garlic powder
  • Optional – salt , to taste – depending on seasoning of your cream of mushroom soup
  • 1/4 teaspoon (1.25 ml) black pepper
  • 1 cup (56 g) fried onions
  • 1/4 cup (30 g) cheese (optional)


  • Cut green beans into bite sized pieces. Place in an 8" baking dish or a 7" Bucket-style Baking Pan, whichever fits your air fryer best (we recommend the baking dish for oven style air fryers, and at the bucket with the handles for the basket style air fryers). Spray green beans with oil. Place the baking dish in the air fryer middle rack or basket.
    Green beans in pan being sprayed with oil
  • Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for 12 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking *see note below recipe. If needed, stir 3 times during cooking and continue cooking until the green beans are to your preferred texture.
    Partially air fried green beans
  • In bowl, whisk together the cream of mushroom soup, milk, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder and black pepper. Taste for seasoning and add salt or other seasonings if needed. Pour over the air fried green beans and gently stir.
    Sauce being spread over green beans
  • Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for 11-13 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking. Cook green beans until tender and sauce is bubbly.
    Green beans after being air fried with sauce
  • Top with the fried onions, then cheese and Air Fry at 340°F/170°C for 1-2 minutes or until the cheese is melted.
    Fried onions and cheese topped over green beans


Note about Green Beans: Smaller french green beans will cook quicker. Reduce time by a few minutes and check that they are done to your preference. The opposite goes for older or large green beans. You may need to add several minutes more to have them cooked to your preference. Adjust as needed. 

If your air fryer is preheated or if you are cooking multiple batches, you may need to reduce timing by a few minutes (unless preheating is called for in the recipe).


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Nutrition Information per Serving

Calories: 235kcal, Carbohydrates: 22g, Protein: 9g, Fat: 13g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 926mg, Potassium: 452mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 6g, Vitamin A: 907IU, Vitamin C: 14mg, Calcium: 137mg, Iron: 2mg