Crispy Oven Roasted Green Beans

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Meet your new favorite way to cook green beans! Oven Roasted Green Beans have an irresistible taste that’s matched only by their amazing color!

Did you know you can roast green beans?

I have no idea why it never occurred to me while I was roasting so many other vegetables. Steamed and stir-fried green beans have been in my cooking life for decades yet I’d somehow never tried oven roasting them. Turns out? Green beans are even more amazing when oven roasted!

Roasted Green Beans are a terrific side dish that you can prep in just minutes.

I’ve been roasting vegetables for years now, but somehow green beans were never on my list. That all changed when I finally tried it a while back. Sure enough, oven-roasted green beans blew me away.

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Roasting vegetables brings out so much more flavor than other cooking methods. This time of year especially, I love the excuse to turn on the oven and enjoy my vegetables this way. As a huge bonus, roasting green beans is so easy and hands-off. You can make some of the most flavorful veggies you’ve ever tasted with hardly any effort.

My kids, who aren’t usually big vegetable fans, really enjoyed this side dish too! It’s wonderful just as it is and can be adapted with different spices and seasonings to suit your palate.

Oven roasted is my favorite way to eat green beans!

Baked Green Beans

Because green beans are thin, they cook in the oven in no time. These took under 15 minutes! If you’re like me and you’ve never roasted green beans before, you’re going to love how simple it is.

After you try this super simple baked green beans recipe, you need to give Turmeric Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans and Sriracha Honey Roasted Green Beans a shot, too!

How To Roast Green Beans

How to Roast Green Beans in the Oven

The most time-consuming part of this recipe would be washing and trimming the green beans. To make this step easier, you can buy pre-washed and trimmed green beans from the produce section of most grocery stores. The price point might be slightly higher than buying them uncut, but if you’re in a crunch at dinner time (or just hate vegetable trimming!), it could be worth it.

Most nights, however, I don’t mind a quick rinse, dry and trim! It only takes a couple of minutes, especially if you use a towel to pay the green beans dry after rinsing.

Drizzle your green beans with olive oil, then sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper. Spread the green beans across a baking sheet and roast at 400 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes or until the beans are bright green and tender.

Don’t forget to stir the beans about halfway through cooking! Remove from the oven and serve hot.

Oven Roasted Green Beans are crispy awesomeness!

There are so many ways to make this recipe your own!

These roasted vegetables are delicious with just the simple seasoning of salt and pepper. I love the taste of the green beans shining through without a ton of seasonings taking over. However, feel free to experiment with other spices like crushed red pepper, garlic powder or lemon pepper.
Want to make vegetables more enticing to kids? These beans taste great with a bit of fresh Parmesan or Pecorino cheese grated on top after cooking!
Leftovers store well in the fridge for a couple of days (covered tightly). They’re good reheated and can also be enjoyed cold in salads of all kinds!

We love these as a side dish for all our favorite main meals. Oven Roasted Green Beans also taste delicious tossed with pasta!

Roasted Green Beans

Green Bean Recipes

If you love this easy green bean recipe, I think you’re going to like some of my other quick and easy recipes with green beans, too.

We eat this Sheet Pan Chicken Dinner with Green Beans and Potatoes at least once a month, if not more often. I can’t get enough sheet meals, especially when they involve roasted green beans! For a main dish with beef, try this Lebanese Beef and Green Beans meal.

Of all the meats I like pairing with green beans, bacon might be my favorite. (No surprises here!) Southern Green Beans with Potatoes and Bacon is easy enough for a weeknight and also spectacular for holidays and special dinners of all kinds.

Looking for a stovetop method for green beans? I’ve got you covered! My Simple Skillet Green Beans with Bacon have never let me down once. These Fried Green Beans look incredible too.

What’s your favorite way to cook green beans? Give this oven roasting method a try and let me know how you like it!

Oven roasted is my favorite way to eat green beans!


Roasted Green Beans

Crispy oven roasted green beans are my favorite way to eat green beans!

Course Side DishCuisine AmericanKeyword Roasted Green Beans

Prep Time 10 minutesCook Time 15 minutesTotal Time 25 minutes

Servings 6 servings
Calories 44kcal

Ingredients1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed1 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil1/2 tsp Kosher salt1/4 tsp Fresh ground pepper
InstructionsPreheat the oven to 400 degrees. Rinse the green beans and pat dry. Place them on a large baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle liberally with salt and pepper and toss to coat. Spread the green beans across the baking sheet and roast for about 12-15 minutes. They are ready to eat when they are bright green and crisp tender.

NotesIf you like your green beans extra crispy (like we do) add an additional 10 minutes to the cooking time!
NutritionCalories: 44kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 160mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg

{originally published 12/15/11 – recipe notes and photos updated 3/18/20}

Oven Roasted Green Beans are absolutely delicious!

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