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If you’re looking for a quick, healthy, and especially delicious side dish, these Oven Roasted Green Beans (choose to keep them simple or jazz them up with one of our 4 variations!) are the perfect choice!
I’m a green bean girl through and through and would honestly eat them in any form (sauteed, in casserole form, or simply steamed), but I especially love oven roasted green beans! Roasting veggies (any kind!) brings out a ton of flavor, adds a delicious crunch, and just makes them *so* much more enjoyable…to the point where I actually find myself craving oven roasted vegetables. That’s the goal, right?! To truly enjoy things that taste AND feel good?
This easy side dish is *perfect* for your next holiday spread but can also be whipped up as an easy veggie addition year-round!
Do you need to trim fresh green beans?
The ends of fresh green beans can be tough and pretty undesirable, so for this reason, we like to trim green beans before cooking them. There are a few ways to do this to make it quick and easy: first, you can use kitchen shears to snip off the ends (the downside of this is that you’ll likely have to go one bean at a time, but it’s easy enough that it should still go super quick and can be done by even the most novice of cooks), or you can line up several green beans on a cutting board and use a paring knife (or any small sharp knife you have) to slice off all of the tips at once, then flip the beans around to do the same to the other side.
What temperature do you bake green beans at?
Great question! We roast our green beans at 400°F. We find this to be the *perfect* temperature because it’s just hot enough to get the outside of the green beans perfectly crispy but not hot enough to burn the outside of the green beans before the insides have a chance to get nice and tender. Roasting at 400°F gives green beans the perfect tender-crisp texture!
Ingredients for Easy Roasted Green Beans
This basic roasted green beans recipe calls for just a handful of ingredients (many of which you’ll likely find in your kitchen right now!). Here’s what you’ll need:
- Fresh Green Beans – you’ll need about 1 pound of fresh beans here. Be sure to give them a good rinse and trim the ends before getting started!
- Extra-Virgin Olive Oil – 1 tablespoon of extra-virgin olive oil helps to give your green beans a perfect crisp-tender texture!
- Salt + Pepper – to season, you’ll use a ½ teaspoon of sea salt, a ¼ teaspoon of ground black pepper, and…
- Garlic Powder – …a ½ teaspoon of garlic powder.
- Lemon Juice – 1 tablespoon of lemon juice (or the juice of half of a lemon) will do the trick to brighten your green beans + add just a touch of acidity!
How to Make Oven Roasted Green Beans
This is the EASIEST recipe ever, y’all! Here’s how to make the best roasted green beans:
- Prep – first, preheat the oven to 400°F, and rinse and trim your green beans.
- Roast – spread the green beans out in a single layer on a baking sheet (lined with parchment paper if you’d like!), and toss with the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
- Toss – once the green beans are finished in the oven, toss them with the lemon juice.
- Serve + Enjoy!
Roasted Green Bean Variations
While the basic recipe is a show stopper all on its own, feel free to take your side dish up a notch with one of these green bean variations!
- Balsamic Roasted Green Beans – for this variation, just omit the lemon juice, and toss the green beans with olive oil, salt, garlic powder, pepper, 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, and 1 teaspoon of Italian seasoning before roasting.
- Parmesan Roasted Green Beans – toss the green beans with 2 tablespoons of shredded parmesan cheese as soon as they come out of the oven for a deliciously decadent take on simple roasted green beans!
- Bacon Roasted Green Beans – toss the green beans with 3 pieces of crisped and crumbled bacon after roasting. To keep things super simple, you can even bake the bacon on a separate sheet pan at the same time that you cook the green beans!
- Pomegranate Pecan Green Beans – after roasting, toss the green beans with 2 tablespoons of fresh pomegranate seeds and 2 tablespoons of roasted pecans for a festive holiday side dish!
Whip up these simple, oven-roasted green beans to serve at your next holiday gathering!
- 1 pound green beans ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- Preheat the oven to 400 F.
- Spread the green beans onto a sheet pan and toss with the olive oil, salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until tender.
- Toss the green beans with the lemon juice and serve.
- For low-FODMAP: omit the garlic powder. You can use garlic-infused olive oil to add garlic flavor if desired.