Air Fryer Roasted Okra

August 10, 2020Kristy
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Air Fryer Roasted Okra makes a great side dish for your next dinner!

Okra is by far my favorite vegetable to grow in the garden and eat too! We love to cook it on the stove with a little bit of olive oil and cornmeal, but lately we’ve been adding less oil by making it in the air fryer as Air Fryer Roasted Okra.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Air Fryer Roasted Okra may be the easiest thing that you make in the air fryer, all you need is okra, a little bit of olive oil cooking spray, and garlic salt.  Once it’s nice and coated, then you simply cook it for 10 minutes, and out comes a great side item!

Can you add breading to Air Fryer Okra?

Yes, of course, you can also add breading to okra too and put it in the air fryer, this Southern Style Okra is a great choice.  This is very similar to how we make it on the stove, but instead, it’s air fried.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Similarly, the roasted okra is a lot fewer carbs without the breading but just as good!

What do you need for Air Fryer Roasted Okra?

  • Okra
  • Garlic Salt
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

That’s all you need to make this, right now we’ve been just picking the okra straight from the garden.  If you want to save okra too, be sure to check out how to freeze okra, then you can enjoy this year-round. 

Tips for Making Air Fryer Roasted Okra:

As always, remember that all air fryers heat differently, which means you will want to check on this around the 7-8 minute mark.  It will likely need a good stir at that time as well; however, for my Ninja Foodi Air Fryer, it took 10 minutes to fully cook.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

The okra does shrink up in the air fryer, so remember that even if it looks like a lot when you add it, it won’t be when you open it up.

I used fresh okra to make our air fryer roasted okra and it did not have much ‘slime’ to it, but I have heard that sometimes frozen works better to avoid the slimy okra.  In saying that, in my experience testing this with the air fryer, I’ve found the opposite to be true and for us, freshly picked okra worked better.

It’s best to make sure they are very dry too, not wet when they head into the air fryer. 

Now, are you ready for some tasty okra? 

If you enjoy this recipe, you will love this Air Fried Squash too.

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Air Fryer Roasted Okra

Yield: 2 Cups
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Make a great naturally gluten-free side dish with this Air Fryer Roasted Okra!


  • 2 Cups Fresh or Frozen Okra
  • 1 Tsp Garlic Salt
  • Olive Oil Cooking Spray


  1. Coat the air fryer basket with olive oil cooking spray.
  2. Add the okra to the basket and lightly coat with the olive oil cooking spray and garlic salt.
  3. Air Fry at 355*F for 10 minutes, check on it at 7 minutes and stir, then continue cooking.


Remember all air fryers heat differently, so be sure to check on it around 7 minutes so that it does not over cook.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 2 Cups Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 99Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 802mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 4gSugar: 4gProtein: 3g
Air Fryer Roasted Okra


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