Try making this crispy Roasted Green Beans recipe and then watch them disappear!
Need an easy appetizer or side dish? This healthy recipe fits with any menu! Tender stalks of green beans are lightly seasoned and then oven-roasted to perfection. These make the perfect hand-held snack, a savory appetizer with a dip, or a complimentary side dish. Oven roasted green beans are a fantastic way to enjoy vegetables, that even the pickiest eater will be sure to eat their green beans with a recipe this tasty!
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Easy Roasted Green Beans
- Also called string beans or snap beans, green beans peak between May and October, although fresh green beans are available year-round. Frozen green beans can also be used in this recipe! Canned green beans need to be drained and rinsed in cold water before using, but also work well.
- Healthy, packed with antioxidants and fiber, green beans have a mellow, grassy flavor that lends itself to many applications and are often a favorite vegetable of kids and adults alike!
- This recipe for oven-roasted green beans is easy enough for every day, but also makes an elegant side dish for a holiday. Try it drizzled with balsamic vinegar and a sprinkle of toasted sliced almonds.
- Make a quick green bean casserole by mixing fresh or frozen green beans with a can of mushroom soup, sliced mushrooms, and a topping of French-fried onions. Bake until bubbly and serve! Always a favorite.
Ingredients and Variations
GREEN BEANS: Frozen green beans are always prepared and cut to size, plus are easy to use in a pinch. Green beans can be seasoned and roasted with other veggies like thinly sliced red potatoes and carrots, chunks of yellow onions, and cherry tomato halves. Serve hot with a garnish of grated parmesan cheese and bacon bits for a hearty and colorful side dish! Make it a main dish by adding some leftover cooked chicken, chunks of pork, or even meatballs!
SEASONINGS: Fresh garlic, a little olive oil, and some salt and pepper are all that’s needed to bring out the best flavors of roasted green beans. But all kinds of seasoning blends add new levels of flavor to roasted green beans. Try a spicy flavor like this Jerk Seasoning, or a savory flavor like this Italian Dressing Mix.
How To Roast Green Beans
Roasted green beans are a super easy side dish to throw together and bake while making a main dish on the stovetop or in the air fryer:
- To prep fresh green beans, snap off both ends and pull down the fibrous string before using them in the recipe.
- Toss beans in oil, seasonings, and roast (as per the recipe below) until they are tender.
PRO TIP: Caramelize green beans by placing them under the broiler for a minute or two. Squeeze with a fresh wedge of lemon before serving.
Tip And Tricks
- Toss green beans in melted bacon grease instead of olive oil for a savory bacon flavor!
- As an appetizer, don’t cut them too short, rather keep roasted green beans long enough for dipping! Dip them into this fresh and tasty Tzatziki, or this tangy Dillionaire Veggie Dip or Homemade Queso Dip.
- To make green beans extra crispy, sprinkle with a little parmesan cheese before heating under the broiler.
Keep leftover roasted green beans in a covered container or a zippered bag in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Reheat them under the broiler until they are crisp again and serve. Green beans are delicious chopped and added to an omelet, a soup, or a stir fry.
Freeze chilled roasted green beans in a zippered bag with the date labeled on the outside for up to 3 weeks. Once thawed, reheat them under the broiler until warmed.
Other Easy Side Dishes To Try
- Baked Zucchini Sticks – delicious as a side or appetizer.
- Baked Corn Ribs – a fun way to enjoy corn!
- Oven Roasted Asparagus – so flavorful.
- Parmesan Roasted Broccoli – just 10 minutes to prep!
Roasted Green Beans
- Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
- Wash beans and trim ends.
- Add beans to a bowl* and drizzle with olive oil.
- Add salt, pepper, and garlic if using, and toss well. Spread into a single layer on the baking tray.
- Roast beans for 18-22 minutes or until cooked to desired doneness. Broil for 1 minute if desired.
Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.
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