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air fryer asparagus served on a white plate with fresh lemon wedges

Air Fryer Asparagus

This recipe for Air Fryer Asparagus is quick, easy and delicious!
Course Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine American, Western
Keyword Air Fryer Asparagus
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 25kcal


  • 1 Bunch of asparagus woody stems removed, rinsed and dried
  • Cooking spray
  • Salt


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400F/200C.
  • Trim, rinse and dry asparagus spears.
  • Lightly spray with cooking spray and sprinkle with salt.
  • Place the asparagus spears in single layer inside the air fryer basket
  • Cook for 5-8 mins (5 mins for thinner stems and 8 for thicker stems).
  • Remove from air fryer and serve.



Air Fryer Asparagus Tips and Timings
  • Air fryer temperatures can vary depending on the make and model. I recommend starting out with less cook time, checking for doneness, and then adding more time as needed.
  • Cook time will depend on how thick the asparagus spears are. Thinner stems will be done in 5 mins, whilst thicker stems will need to cook for 6-8 mins.
  • Add some extra flavour by seasoning your air fryer asparagus with your favourite herbs and spices. Try a combination of thyme, rosemary, and garlic powder. For those who like some heat, use Cajun seasoning or a light coating of chilli powder and cumin.
Weight Watchers 
Air Fryer Asparagus is Zero Blue Plan SmartPoints Food!
Serving Suggestions
Instant Pot Lamb Shoulder
Air Fryer Pork Chops
Cajun Shrimp
Air Fryer Steak


Calories: 25kcal | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Iron: 0.1mg