Roasted Green Beans: The Perfect Side Dish


  • 1 pound green beans or haricots verts, trimmed and dried
  • 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)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Spread green beans on a baking sheet and drizzle with oil, salt, and pepper. Toss to coat.

  3. Roast for 15 minutes without stirring.
  4. Shake the pan and roast for 5-7 more minutes, or until tender when pierced with a fork.
  5. If using almonds, toast them in a saucepan over low heat for 5 minutes.
  6. Sprinkle Parmesan and almonds over green beans and serve.


  • Add toasted pine nuts, walnuts, or pecans instead of almonds.
  • Roast with chopped garlic.
  • Toss with lemon juice and zest after roasting.
  • Top with crumbled bacon.
  • Combine with other vegetables like asparagus, tomatoes, or potatoes.


  • Refrigerate for up to 4 days.
  • Reheat in the oven at 350 degrees F or in the microwave.
  • Freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw overnight before reheating.


  • Use kitchen scissors to trim green beans quickly.
  • Pat green beans dry before roasting to prevent sogginess.

  • Don’t crowd the pan or the green beans will steam instead of roast.


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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