These garlicky roasted green beans are a super simple side dish that’s ready in 20 minutes! They make a flavorful, healthy, and quick side dish or snack.
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I don’t know about you but I often struggle to come with side dishes. It can be easy to revert to the same ones over and over and let’s face it – that gets boring. When it comes to vegetables I think roasting is the way to go. Roasting is so easy and is the best way to unlock their natural sweetness. This can help balance the bitter overly-vegetal quality that comes along with some vegetables. I would encourage anyone who isn’t crazy about vegetables to try roasting them. I’ve roasted everything from Brussels sprouts to peppers to cauliflower but up until recently had never thought to try it with green beans. I’ve got to say – roasting is the way to go. The green beans get caramelized and even a little crunchy. I find them pretty addicting and I think you will, too.
As far as side dishes go, it really doesn’t get any easier than this. It’s definitely a recipe you’ll want in your weeknight dinner arsenal. To start, preheat the oven to 400 degrees. This recipe calls for 4-5 cups of chopped fresh green beans (about 1 1/2-2 lbs.). Feel free to use more or less depending on how many servings you’d like. Wash and trim the ends off the green beans and cut them in half. This recipe is a great way to utilize those garden green beans but honestly it would work any time of the year (I’m thinking Thanksgiving side dish).
Now it’s time to throw those chopped fresh green beans onto a sheet pan. Drizzle a heaping Tbsp. of olive oil on the green beans and toss to coat completely. The beans should be coated but not drenched in olive oil. Too much olive oil will make them soggy. Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (not garlic salt) and a generous pinch of kosher salt and pepper over the beans. Toss again to evenly coat the beans in the spices.
Pop the pan in the oven and roast for 20-22 minutes. Shake the pan to stir the beans around once or twice during the roasting process. This will ensure that they roast evenly on all sides. The beans will get nice and caramelized as they cook. And of course the garlic will make your house smell amazing. Feel free to check on the beans at the 20 minute mark and leave them in for a few more minutes if necessary. After 22 minutes you should be all set. Remove the pan from the oven and get ready to serve.
These roasted green beans are ready to serve as soon as you take them out of the oven. Scoop them into a serving bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 cup or so of sliced almonds. The almonds add a nice crunchy element to the dish. You can use any other nut you like as well or leave them out altogether if you’re allergic (or if you’re like my Stepdad and just don’t like nuts).
Don’t you love easy recipes like this? I’m pretty sure the sheet pan is one of the greatest things ever invented. Sheet pan meals are huge right now and for good reason. You get healthy and flavorful meals with very little effort. These roasted green beans work perfectly alongside meaty dinners like chicken, beef, or pork. They even make a great snack. It’s a great option for those of us who spend endless hours in front of the computer trying not to reach into a bag of chips. The garlic gives them a nice flavor kick and that caramelization on the outside makes them kind of ‘snack-like’. OK, they’re not a bag of Funyuns but they’re pretty darn satisfying.
Pottery by Bill Gossman.
These garlicky roasted green beans are a super simple side dish that's ready in 20 minutes! They make a flavorful, healthy, and quick side dish or snack.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Wash and trim 1 1/2-2 lbs. of fresh green beans. Chop the green beans in half.
Place green beans on a sheet pan and drizzle with 1 1/2 Tbsp. olive oil. Toss to completely coat in olive oil.
Sprinkle 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder over the beans along with a generous pinch of kosher salt and pepper (adjust salt and pepper to taste). Make sure beans are evenly coated in the spices.
Make sure the beans are spread evenly over the pan and place the pan in the oven. Roast for 20-22 minutes. Shake the pan once or twice during the cooking process to make sure the beans roast evenly.
After 22 minutes or so remove the pan from the oven.
Place the green beans in a serving bowl and sprinkle with 1/4 cup or so of sliced almonds.
Feel free to use any nuts you like to top the green beans or omit them completely if you like.