Ready for a quick, easy, and delicious vegetable side dish? Enter Roasted Green Beans! Roasting helps to keep the delicious green bean crunch, and garlic and lemon add bright, zesty flavor to this side dish!
Green beans are a staple at our house. They are a “safe” vegetable for kids and go well with every meal. I love making my green bean salad, simple skillet green beans and I love roasting them in the oven with a little olive oil, lemon, garlic, and shallot. YUM!
You can easily add this veggie side dish to any dinner because roasting only takes 10 to 15 minutes. Before you know it the beans are infused with irresistible flavor and everyone at the table is eating them up and asking for seconds!
How to Trim Green Beans
You’ll want to cut the stems off the green beans before roasting! To do this, line all the beans up facing the same direction. Tap the ends until all of the stems are even with one another, and then cut them off with a sharp knife.
You can also snap off the ends of the green beans with your fingers. This is a job the kids can help with!
How to Roast Green Beans
This is one of the easiest ways to prepare flavorful roasted green beans! It requires just a couple minutes of prep work and 10-15 minutes of oven time. This is a great cooking method to avoid soggy green beans!
- For easy clean up, you can line a large baking sheet with parchment paper or a aluminum foil.
- Make sure you use a large baking sheet so the green beans can be spaced out. You don’t want over crowd the pan or the green beans will get soggy and not crispy.
- Use tongs to toss the green beans in olive oil, garlic, shallot, and lemon juice before roasting.
- Don’t over cook the beans, you want them to be nice and crisp. Check at 10 minutes to be safe.
I like to keep things simple with olive oil, lemon, garlic, shallot, and a little freshly grated Parmesan cheese, but feel free to mix things up!
Adding some fun toppings is a great way to make green beans appealing for anyone who isn’t usually a fan! Here are a few options for topping your roasted green beans:
- Cheese (Parmesan, Pecorino, feta cheese or goat cheese)
- Toasted nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, or pine nuts)
- A splash of balsamic vinegar or a drizzle of balsamic glaze
- Cooked crumbled bacon
- Fresh herbs (basil, parsley, chives)
- Grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
What to Serve with Green Beans
Make it a meal! You can serve green beans with any meal, but here are a couple of our favorite main dishes that go well with roasted green beans:
More Roasted Vegetable Side Dishes
- Roasted Asparagus
- Roasted Broccoli
- Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes
- Parmesan Roasted Cauliflower
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Roasted Green Beans
- 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 small shallot, minced
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese, optional
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place the green beans on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Add the garlic, shallot, and lemon juice. Toss, using tongs or clean hands, until beans are well coated. Make sure the beans are in an even layer and season with salt and black pepper.
- Roast the green beans for 10-15 minutes, shaking the pan once halfway through, until the beans are tender, but still slightly crisp.
- Remove from the oven and sprinkle beans with Parmesan cheese, if using. Serve warm.
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