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Need a new way to enjoy green beans? Try Roasted Green Beans! Oven roasting is a quick and easy way to not only cook your vegetables but a great method for adding more flavor to any vegetable. Other popular roasted veggies on my site include: Brussels Sprouts, Asparagus, Potatoes and Cauliflower.
Roasted Green Beans | An Easy, Healthy Side Dish
I love roasting vegetables. While I tend to gravitate towards always steaming my broccoli, boiling and mashing my potatoes or just making a salad, roasting things you normally wouldn’t think to roast (like green beans!) is a yummy way to enjoy them! Simply toss your prepared beans in olive oil, salt and pepper and place into a hot oven to roast. Roasted Green Beans will become your new favorite side dish!
Main Ingredients Needed
You don’t need much to make roasted green beans. Three ingredients, some baking time and you’ve got a tasty side dish. Here’s what you need:
- Green Beans – the main star of the show! Be sure to use fresh green beans for the best results.
- Olive Oil – this helps the green beans roast to perfection.
- Salt + Pepper – for simple but effective flavor.
Variations to Roasted Green Beans
This is the basic outline of perfectly roasted green beans however, that doesn’t mean you can’t customize this recipe to suit your liking! Here are a few ideas:
- lemon juice
- red pepper flakes
- Italian seasoning
- cajun seasoning
Can I Use Haricots Verts For This?
Yes, you can! Haricots Verts are basically thin green. (The French words Haricots Verts literally translates to ‘beans green’). Because they are thinner, they will cook quicker, so while the preparation remains the same, the cooking time should be cut in half. Of course cook them to your liking, but you’ll want to check on them sooner than later.
How to Roast Green Beans
For all of the nitty-gritty details on how to roast green beans see the recipe card down below!
Step 1: Preheat Oven
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set it aside.
Step 2: Prep Green Beans
Prep the green beans by washing, drying, and trimming the ends. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. You can buy packaged green beans that come ready to go, but I like to wash them all and double check there aren’t any bad ones in the bunch. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
Step 3: Bake
Bake until roasted to your liking. Serve warm.
My favorite way to serve this recipe is with hearty main dishes. Green beans are nice and light to contrast with a heavier meal such as:
More Roasted Veggies to Try!
Roasted Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- kosher salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Prep the green beans by washing, drying and trimming the ends. Place onto prepared baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil, then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss to coat evenly.
- Bake 20-30 minutes or until roasted to your liking. Serve warm.