Air Fryer Asparagus

Asparagus topped with Parmesan Cheese next to lemon wedges.

Crispy and tender Air Fryer Asparagus is an under 10-minute healthy side dish your whole family will love! Top asparagus with Parmesan cheese and lemon to finish off this tasty, quick and healthy recipe!


  • 1 pound asparagus
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon Parmesan cheese
  • lemon wedges


  1. Wash the asparagus is cold water and trim the asparagus to remove the woody ends. Dry the asparagus so the olive oil adheres to the spears.
  2. Preheat air fryer if required. Be sure to check the recommended manufactured settings in your air fryer manual.
  3. Add spears to a large bowl or quarter sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil. Toss to coat, then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  4. Add trimmed asparagus to the air fryer basket in a single layer and cook at 400°F for 5-7 minutes, depending on the thickness of your asparagus spears.
  5. Remove asparagus from the air fryer basket and sprinkle it with Parmesan cheese and a squeeze of fresh lemon wedge.


Please know that the cooking time will depend on your asparagus thickness, so watch it carefully. The thinner the asparagus, the quicker it will cook.

Keywords: Air fryer, asparagus, Parmesan cheese

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