This roasted green beans recipe uses a handful of simple ingredients and makes an incredibly tasty side dish that goes with practically everything!
I can appreciate green beans tender-crisp, but I especially love them when they're soft and nicely browned from roasting. Their natural sweetness comes out, and they just taste like a treat. Roasting vegetables makes them taste wonderful. I would venture to say that even kids or picky eaters would like this recipe.
This green bean side dish pairs well with pretty much any main course (try it with my Creamy Garlic Chicken or this Garlic Butter Salmon). It's a good thing to have in your recipe box for when you need to whip up a side dish quickly.
These garlic roasted green beans are great for everyday dinners/with Sunday roasts, but they also would work for special occasions like Thanksgiving!
What temperature to roast green beans?
425F for 18-20 minutes. Roasting green beans makes them soft, slightly browned, and very flavorful. Reduce the time if you prefer them more crisp, but I do recommend trying them my way at least once. 😉
Recipe notes & tips:
- You could definitely make more than a pound of green beans with this recipe (just up the ingredients as needed). You don't want them to overlap too much, but by using a large baking sheet (check out these baking sheets from Amazon), you should be able to make 1.5-2 pounds of green beans without crowding them too much (they roast best when they're not touching too much).
- I don't spend too much time trimming every single bean, but I do go through and cut off the ends of any beans that look a bit dried out/shriveled. Other than that, you really don't need to do much to prep them! If you do rinse them, try to dry them off as best as you can prior to roasting them.
- I use garlic powder because it coats the beans better and also is less likely to burn (in my experience) than fresh minced garlic, but you're welcome to try fresh garlic and see how it works out for you.
- I use sea salt. I have a sea salt grinder and use it for all my cooking, but kosher or a different kind of cooking salt will work fine as well.
- Variations: try tossing them with some parmesan cheese when they're hot out of the oven, or squeeze on a bit of lemon juice just before serving.
More tasty vegetable side dishes to try:
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Easy Roasted Green Beans
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 425F and move the rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with foil for easy clean-up.
- Add the beans to the baking sheet. I inspect them and cut off any dead/shriveled ends. Coat them in the olive oil and sprinkle the garlic powder and salt & pepper (I'm generous with both) over top. Toss with your hands until everything is evenly coated. Spread out in a fairly even layer (doesn't have to be perfect, but it's best if they're not touching too much).
- Roast for 18-20 minutes. Beans will be soft and have a bit of char (especially on the side that's touching the baking sheet). Serve immediately.
- Try to ensure the beans aren't dripping wet if you've washed them beforehand (I buy the pre-washed packages).
- Feel free to skip the garlic powder.
- Try tossing them with some freshly grated parmesan cheese when they're just out of the oven.
- Nutritional information is provided as a courtesy only and should be construed as an estimate rather than a guarantee. Ingredients can vary and Salt & Lavender makes no guarantees to the accuracy of this information.