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A plate with asparagus and lemon wedges topped with cheese and red pepper flakes.
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5 from 11 votes

Air Fryer Asparagus

Make air fryer asparagus in under 10 minutes with this simple recipe! The end result is crisp and tender asparagus that makes for a perfect healthy side dish with just about any entree.
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time7 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: air fryer asparagus
Servings: 2



  • 1 bunch fresh asparagus 1 lb
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons shredded parmesan cheese
  • Toppings: lemon crushed red pepper, additional parmesan cheese


  • Wash asparagus and break or chop off the tough ends.
    Asparagus spears on a cutting board with the bottoms removed.
  • Place the asparagus spears into a mixing bowl and drizzle with the olive oil. Toss to coat the spears, then sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.
    Asparagus in a mixing bowl, tossed with olive oil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and parmesan cheese.
  • Preheat air fryer if required. Add asparagus to the air fryer in a single layer and cook on 400°F for 7-8 minutes. Note that the cook time will depend on how thick your asparagus is so watch it carefully.
    Asparagus spears in an air fryer basket.
  • Serve asparagus immediately with a slice of lemon juice for squeezing and additional parmesan cheese and crushed red pepper on top, if desired.
    Cooked asparagus spears in an air fryer basket.


Serving: 1/2 recipe | Calories: 120kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 722mg | Potassium: 478mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g