Green Bean Fries + VIDEO (Oven or Air Fryer)

Green bean fries on baking sheet next to three types of dipping sauce.

Crispy parmesan Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious treat. Served up with three dipping sauces – green goddess, honey mustard & creamy sriracha. A secret ingredient makes them extra delicious! Air Fryer directions included.

Green Bean Fries have become a popular appetizer item at many restaurants. I think that I could go to town on those things and fill up before the main course even comes to the table. So, I decided to give a go at making these crispy little string beans a bit healthier at home. To do so, I’m using the oven, instead of a deep fryer, and I’m using a secret ingredient to make give them that little something extra – Ritz crackers.

Coating them in crushed up crackers provides such a great, crispy texture, you won’t want to turn back to the original version! But I’m amping them up even further by adding some delicious parmesan cheese and garlic to the mix.  For sure this green bean appetizer finger food will become one of your favorites!

How to Make Crispy Green Bean Fries

  1. Use cracker crumbs instead of breadcrumbs. By crushing them yourself, you’ll get larger and flakier pieces, so you’ll get more of a crunch.
  2. Dredge in flour first. This ensures that your coating will stick.
  3. Don’t crowd your baking sheet. If the green beans are too close together they will steam instead of baking up crispy.

How to Make Green Bean Fries in Oven

  • Bake at 425 degrees for 10-12 minutes until golden and crispy.

How to Make Green Bean Fries in Air Fryer

  • Preheat air fryer to 390 degrees. Arrange green beans in a single layer. Cook for 5 minutes. Then, toss the green beans and cook for 2-3 more minutes, if necessary.

Close up of green bean fries on baking sheet lined with parchment.

Baked green bean fries in serving cup next to three ramekins of dipping sauce.

I paired my Green Bean Fries with a trio of dipping sauces – Honey Mustard, Greek Goddess, and Sriracha Cream. If you’ve got kiddos at home, they’re going to love eating their vegetables this way. Most kids that I know love to dip.

The dipping sauces are super easy to make too. Here are the recipes:

Green Beans Fries Dipping Sauce

  • Honey Mustard Sauce: 1 Tablespoon Honey + 2 Tablespoons Dijon Mustard
  • Green Goddess Dressing: Get the recipe here!
  • Sriracha Cream Sauce: 1 Tablespoon Sriracha + 2 Tablespoons Sour Cream (or Greek Yogurt)

Which sauce would you choose? I’m Green Goddess all the way.

Hand taking a green bean fry off the serving tray.

Side Dish Recipes:

Air Fryer Recipes

Green Bean Recipes:

Side view of crispy green beans in serving cup.

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Green Bean Fries Recipe

Green bean fries on baking sheet next to three types of dipping sauce.

Green Bean Fries

Crispy parmesan Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven for a healthy, delicious treat. Served up with three dipping sauces - green goddess, honey mustard & creamy sriracha. A secret ingredient makes them extra delicious! Air Fryer directions included. 
3.86 from 7 votes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 4


  • 1 pound fresh green beans (washed and trimmed)
  • ¾ cup Ritz crackers (crushed (or panko/breadcrumbs))
  • 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 2 eggs (beaten)


  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  • Combine the cracker crumbs, parmesan, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, and pepper in a medium bowl.
  • Lightly spray a baking sheet with olive oil spray or line with parchment paper.
  • In a shallow baking dish or small bowl, whisk eggs. Toss green beans with flour, then dip the green beans in the egg, then in the crumb mixture to coat.
  • Place on baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes, until golden & crispy. Serve immediately with desired dipping sauce.
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Calories: 123kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 81mg | Sodium: 137mg | Potassium: 283mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 965IU | Vitamin C: 13.9mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 2.1mg




  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    Green bean fries? This is definitely something I need to try! They look so crisp and delicious!


  2. Kelly @ TastingPage

    I think this would be a big hit with adults and kids alike. Love it!


    1. Erin

      I agree Kelly! Kids love dipping things… And I do too!


  3. Kelley

    Loving these! Any veggie in fry form is a favorite of mine!


    1. Erin

      Agreed Kelley – My mom always used to make fried zucchini which I LOVED too!


  4. Leslie

    I love string beans! They are so tasty! I’ve never tried them like this before, yum! Thanks for sharing because I’ve pinned them & can’t wait to try them.


    1. Erin

      Of course Leslie! I’d love to hear how you like them!


  5. Julie @ Cooks with Cocktails

    What a great idea! I’ve never seen these before but I am definitely making these soon.


    1. Erin

      Thanks Julie – I hope you love them as much as I did!


  6. Laurie Gelinas

    5 stars
    Will definitely be trying this recipe. Planted our green beans late here in NH and they are fantastic right now!
    Also love the presentation of the beans in a nice glass…perfect finger food!


  7. Catherine @ To & Fro Fam

    I love green beans and we grow them in our garden every summer. We always end up with bushels of green beans. I’d love to try these green bean fries!


    1. Erin

      I hope you love them Catherine!


  8. Mekabie

    5 stars
    I used to be able to buy breaded green beans at the store and I loved them. I cant find them anymore so I was excited to find and try this recipe. I am even more excited at how good they came out. So easy and delicious. I will be making this again and again! Thanks for sharing!


    1. Erin

      I’m so happy you enjoyed them!


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