Frozen Asparagus In Air Fryer

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Frozen Asparagus in Air Fryer only takes a few minutes to cook and comes out tender with crispy caramelized edges. Air fryer frozen asparagus is made with minimal oil, so it’s healthy, delicious, and just as nutritious as fresh asparagus. 

Suitable for vegan, vegetarian, low carb, Whole30, Paleo, Keto, and gluten free diets. Post includes Weight Watchers points.

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I love keeping frozen asparagus on hand. It’s readily available with the other frozen vegetables in the grocery store, or I can easily freeze extra fresh asparagus spears to enjoy them all year round.

Cooking frozen asparagus is super simple and super convenient. This post shows you How to Cook Frozen Asparagus using several other methods, but my very favorite way is to cook frozen asparagus in air fryer

You’re in luck if you’ve been wondering how to cook frozen asparagus in air fryer. Roasted asparagus is a great side dish that goes with any meal, and this post will help you cook perfect air fryer asparagus that your whole family will love. 

Want more easy and affordable frozen recipes? Then check out my Air Fryer Frozen Broccoli and Frozen Corn on the Cob Air Fryer.

the completed frozen asparagus in air fryer recipe served on a white plate

Friends, all you need is 3 simple ingredients to make this recipe. Frozen asparagus, a little butter or olive oil, and some garlic salt. Yeap, it doesn’t get much more straightforward than this! #airfryerforthewin

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Why Make This Recipe

  • So Simple – Enjoy perfect roasted asparagus with simple ingredients and a simple method. 
  • Healthy – Asparagus is healthy, and we only add a small amount of butter or oil.  
  • Convenient – Keep frozen asparagus on hand for a simple side dish at any time. 

Ingredient Notes

  • Asparagus – Look for asparagus spears with the other frozen veggies. They are typically available in 8-10 ounce packages. You can also freeze your own fresh asparagus. 
  • Butter or Olive Oil – You can use butter or olive oil or a combination of both. You can also substitute the oil for any light, neutral flavored oil. 
  • Garlic Salt  – Garlic salt is a great all-in-one vegetable seasoning. You can use garlic powder and salt separately or substitute them with your favorite seasoning blend.  
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Ready to learn how to air fry frozen asparagus? Gather your ingredients and I will show you…

How To Cook Frozen Asparagus in Air Fryer

Get the complete ingredients list and instructions from the recipe card below.

  1. Preheat the Air Fryer to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C. 
  2. Toss the asparagus with butter or olive oil and garlic salt until well coated. 
  3. Place the seasoned asparagus into the air fryer basket in a single layer.  
  4. Air Fry for 5 minutes, shake the air fryer basket, and air fry for about 5 minutes more or until desired tenderness is reached. 
image colllage showing some of the steps for making frozen asparagus in air fryer

Pro Tips

  • Do not thaw before you cook frozen vegetables.
  • Toss the frozen asparagus with melted butter or oil and seasoning to coat the spears well. 
  • Separate frozen asparagus spears by running them under cold water long enough to separate them.
  • Turn unused fresh asparagus into frozen asparagus. Flash-freeze leftover fresh asparagus for 1-2 hours before transferring them to an airtight container. 
  • Shake or turn the asparagus over halfway through the cooking time to ensure it cooks evenly. 
  • When you air fry frozen asparagus, there will be liquid in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Use tongs to remove the asparagus rather than dumping it onto a plate. 
  • Cooking times are a guide and may vary depending on the make and model of your air fryer. 
top down view of the cooked frozen asparagus in air fryer basket

Delicious Variations

  • Lemon Flavor – Add lemon zest and fresh lemon juice to cooked asparagus for a burst of citrus flavor. 
  • Spicy – Sprinkle with crushed red pepper flakes for a kick of heat. 
  • Cheese – Sprinkle freshly grated parmesan cheese over asparagus.
  • Seasoning – Swap the seasoning and use your favorite herbs and spices.

Prep And Storage

  • Prep Ahead – Do not thaw the frozen asparagus in advance. 
  • Store – Leftover asparagus should be stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Eat the leftovers within 4 days.
  • Freeze – Freezing leftover cooked asparagus is possible, but the re-frozen vegetables tend to be very mushy when thawed and reheated, so it’s not recommended. 
the finished frozen asparagus in air fryer basket and ready to serve

FAQs

Should Frozen Asparagus Be Thawed Before Cooking?

Nope! The best part of this recipe is that you can go straight from the freezer to the air fryer without waiting for the asparagus spears to thaw. 

How Long Does It Take To Air Fry Asparagus?

Asparagus is thin and, even when frozen, cooks quickly. You can cook asparagus in air fryer for about 10 minutes. 

How Do I Reheat Asparagus?

2-3 minutes in the air fryer is the best way to reheat the asparagus so it doesn’t become mushy. 

side view of the air fryer frozen asparagus on a white dish

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Serving Suggestions

Weight Watchers Points

There is just 1 Blue Plan SmartPoint in one serving of this.

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Frozen Asparagus in Air Fryer

Cook delicious frozen asparagus in your air fryer in minutes.
Prep Time2 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time12 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Western
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Calorie, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings: 4
Calories: 39kcal
Author: Bintu Hardy

Ingredients

  • 10 ounces (156g) frozen asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon melted butter or olive oil
  • garlic salt to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat the Air Fryer to 375 degrees F / 190 degrees C.
  • Toss the asparagus with butter or olive oil and the garlic salt until well coated.
  • Place the seasoned asparagus into the air fryer basket in a single layer.
  • Air fry for 5 minutes, shake the air fryer basket, and air fry for about 5 minutes more, until desired tenderness is reached.
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Notes

  • Do not thaw before cooking.
  • Toss the frozen asparagus with melted butter or oil and seasoning to coat the spears well. 
  • Separate frozen asparagus by running them under cold water long enough to separate them.
  • Turn unused fresh asparagus into frozen asparagus. Flash-freeze leftover fresh asparagus for 1-2 hours before transferring them to an airtight container. 
  • Shake or turn the asparagus over halfway through the cooking time to ensure it cooks evenly. 
  • When air frying, there will be liquid in the bottom of the air fryer basket. Use tongs to remove the asparagus rather than dumping it onto a plate. 
  • Cooking times are a guide and may vary depending on your air fryer.
  • Storage – keep leftovers in an airtight container inside the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • There is 1 WW Blue Plan SmartPoint in one serving of this.

Nutrition

Calories: 39kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 144mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 2mg

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