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Oven Roasted Green Beans

Fresh green beans, oven roasted till tender with a drizzle of olive oil, fresh garlic, salt, and pepper. The beans are garden fresh. A fantastic with any meal.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy bean recipe, roasted beans with garlic, roasted green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
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Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 68kcal
Author Eileen Kelly

Equipment

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, peeled and minced
  • salt and pepper, to taste Note 1
  • non-stick baking spray

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Spray a sheet pan with non-stick spray and set aside.
  • Place the green beans on the sheet pan. Drizzle with olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Be sure to move beans around so they are well coated with the ingredients.
  • Be sure to move beans around so they are well coated with the ingredients. Also ensure the beans are in a single layer and spread out on the pan. They should have a bit of room between the beans so they roast properly.
  • Place the baking tray into the oven and bake for 12 to 15 minutes. Halfway through cooking time, move the green beans to ensure they brown on both sides.
  • After 12 minutes, taste test for doneness. The beans should be crisp with a hint of golden brown. Roast a bit longer if needed. Re-season if needed.
  • Serve beans with your favorite main dish.

Notes

Note 1: I season the beans with ½ teaspoon each of salt and pepper. If needed, I adjust the seasoning once they are finished roasting. 
Note 2: Frozen Beans: If you must use frozen beans, defrost them and be sure to wipe the beans dry before roasting. Otherwise, you will have mushy veggies.
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Variations:
  • Add some crispy bacon and sautéed onions. A perfect way to use leftovers too.
  • Sautéed mushrooms would be delicious.
  • For a nice change, season the beans with some seasoning salt or Cajun seasoning.
  • Looking for Greek flavors, add ½ teaspoon of dried oregano and marjoram to the veggies.
  • Sprinkle Parmesan cheese on the beans for the last 5 minutes of roasting.
  • Drizzle with some lemon juice at the end of roasting.
Storage Tips:
  • Store them in plastic storage bags in the fridge for about 5 days.
  • To freeze, place beans on a large baking tray in the freezer for about an hour. Then place in freezer-safe bags or use a food saver to prevent freezer burn. They can be frozen for 3 to 4 months.
  • Once cooked, keep well covered in the fridge for up to 2 days.
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  • I'm not a registered dietician, I do my best to provide the most accurate nutritional values. Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation. Actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and portion sizes

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25pound | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg