These Roasted Green Beans are a simple and versatile side dish that takes just 5 minutes to prep! This 5-ingredient recipe is made with fresh green beans that are roasted to crisp-tender perfection!
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The best side dishes are the ones that you can serve with just about anything and it just makes sense.
Well, these roasted green beans are one of those side dishes! They’re simple enough that you can whip them up during the week with a quick meal like spaghetti and meatballs, air fryer meatloaf, or instant pot mac and cheese.
They’re also elegant enough that you can serve them as part of a big holiday feast with roast turkey or Honey Baked Ham, creamed corn, garlic herb dinner rolls, and of course a big slice of cream cheese pumpkin pie!
This roasted green beans recipe results in super flavorful yet versatile green beans that are crisp-tender and oh-so-good! You’ll never cook green beans any other way.
Ingredients for roasted green beans
You just need a few simple ingredients to make this healthy side dish!
- Green Beans: you can buy already washed and prepped fresh green beans at most grocery stores or wash and prep your own. Make sure after they’re washed, you dry them thoroughly. If they’re too moist, they’ll steam rather than roast and become mushy in the oven.
- Canola Oil: I like to use canola oil since it has a pretty neutral flavor but olive oil will work as well.
- Minced Garlic: garlic powder will work but it just doesn’t have the same flavor as freshly minced garlic.
- Seasonings: I use a little bit of salt and black pepper to keep this recipe simple and versatile.
How to make roasted green beans
These roasted green beans are a simple side dish that comes together with just 5 minutes of prep!
- Prep: Wash and dry the green beans, then trim off the ends.
- Season: Drizzle with oil, add the seasonings, then toss until the beans are fully coated.
- Bake: Roast in the oven at 425ºF for 15-20 minutes.
How long to roast green beans
You’ll roast the green beans for just 15-20 minutes or until they’re cooked to your liking. Roast them for less time if you prefer a crunchier texture. Roast them longer if you like them extra soft.
If you’re cooking your green beans for more than 15 minutes, make sure you stir them so they don’t stick to the pan.
Roasted green beans FAQs
425ºF is the perfect temperature to roast green beans! They cook quickly and become deliciously crisp-tender.
Nope! You can if you want, but there’s really no need. These roasted green beans come out perfectly every time without blanching.
I love to keep it simple and use garlic, salt, and pepper to add flavor to green beans. This creates an absolutely delicious side dish that’s still versatile enough to be served with so many different entrees. If you are looking for seasoning variations or other ways to spice things up, see below for some suggestions!
Technically yes, but frozen green beans won’t have that same crisp-tender texture that fresh green beans do. I recommend fresh if you can! If you do decide to use frozen green beans, let them thaw at room temperature, then use a paper towel to absorb as much of the liquid as possible. If there is too much water, they will steam rather than roast.
Yes! Not only are green beans delicious, but they’re also good for you (win!) They’re high in antioxidants and nutrients such as calcium, iron, potassium, vitamins A and K, folate, and more. They are also said to improve heart health, gut health, and bone health!
- Spice it up: If you like veggies with a some heat, sprinkle on cayenne pepper, paprika, or red pepper flakes.
- Make it cheesy: Grated parmesan, feta, or goat cheese would be delicious.
- Add nuts: In the last 5 minutes of cooking, add sliced almonds, pine nuts, chopped walnuts, or pecans for a toasty flavor and a bit of crunch.
- Brighten it up: Before serving, finish the green beans off with a squeeze of fresh lemon juice.
- Swap the seasonings: You can use different seasonings to customize the green beans for different entrees. Toss the beans with sesame oil and soy sauce and serve them with one-pot chicken chow mein. Sprinkle on Italian seasoning and serve them with slow cooker baked ziti or lasagna. You can even toss them in oil and taco seasoning and serve them with your favorite tacos!
The great part about simple side dishes such as these roasted green beans is they can be served with so many different entrees!
I love to serve them next to mashed potatoes with pan-fried chicken breasts or instant pot meatloaf, next to this family favorite Perfect Instant Pot Pot Roast, or with this Chicken Fettuccine Alfredo.
How to store
Roasted green beans are best right away but will last in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. To reheat, microwave or warm in the oven at 350ºF until heated through.
Since these green beans are so quick and easy, I don’t recommend freezing them because the texture will be affected.
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Roasted Green Beans
- 1 lb green beans (454 grams)
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Trim ends of green beans and place on the baking sheet.
- Drizzle with oil and add garlic, salt and pepper to the beans. Use your hands to toss well so everything is coated.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until desired doneness is reached. (If cooking longer than 15 minutes, be sure to stir the beans on the pan)
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Beryl Robyn, Toronto says
Could the green beans be done in the Air Fryer? If so, for how long?
Ashley Fehr says
Absolutely! I haven’t tried, but probably not very long. Maybe 5-10 minutes?