Roasted Green Beans: The Perfect Side Dish

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • Crispy and flavorful: With caramelized exteriors, these green beans are a treat for your taste buds.
  • Versatile: Enjoy them as a snack or serve them with any meal.

  • Easy to make: Simply trim, season, and roast.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans or haricots verts



  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons sliced almonds (optional)

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Trim and dry the green beans.
  3. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Spread the green beans in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  5. Roast for 15 minutes, then shake the pan.
  6. Roast for another 5-7 minutes, or until tender-crisp.
  7. If using almonds, toast them in a saucepan until golden.
  8. Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese and almonds over the green beans.
  9. Serve immediately.


Variations

  • Roasted Green Beans with Nuts or Seeds: Use pine nuts, walnuts, or sunflower seeds instead of almonds.
  • Roasted Beans with Garlic: Add 3 cloves of chopped garlic to the baking sheet.
  • Lemon Garlic Green Beans: Roast with garlic and add lemon juice and zest after roasting.
  • Roasted Green Beans with Bacon: Top with crumbled bacon.
  • Air Fryer Green Beans: Use an air fryer instead of the oven.

Tips

  • Use kitchen scissors to trim the green beans quickly.

  • Pat the green beans dry to prevent sogginess.
  • Don’t crowd the pan to ensure even roasting.

AUTHOR

Hi! I’m Debbi!

I am no chef, I am just a mom who loves to eat good food. I enjoy making healthy, low calorie meals without compromising taste. It’s not all healthy here but I do try!

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