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air fryer asparagus topped with parmesan cheese on a serving plate

Air Fryer Asparagus

  • Author: Brita Britnell
  • Total Time: 12 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Air Fryer Asparagus is simple to make and packed with delicious flavor!


  • 1 bunch of asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil (melted ghee or butter also works great!)
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: ¼ cup of parmesan cheese


  1. Pre-heat your air fryer to 400 degrees F for 5 minutes.
  2. Prep the asparagus by trimming off the hard white ends. Drizzle the asparagus with olive oil and sprinkle on the garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss gently to combine.
  3. Lay the asparagus flat in your air fryer, being careful not to stack it as best possible (if a few pieces are overlapping, that’s okay). 
  4. Air fry for 5 minutes and then sprinkle on the parmesan cheese (if using) and then air fry for 2-4 additional minutes. Cook time will depend on the thickness of your asparagus. Thinner pieces will likely only need 2 more minutes while thicker pieces will require 4 additional minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with additional parmesan as desired and ENJOY!
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: air fryer
  • Cuisine: American

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