Roasted Zesty Parmesan Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

From my blog, - Ah yes, the green bean. What a wonderfully green vegetable! Unfortunately a lot of people think of them as bland or boring and think of green bean casserole… why not spice it up?! These are a little zesty and stay crispy since we’re not smothering them in liquid… and the best part is, if you’re on WeightWatchers – these are only 2 PointsPlus per serving!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat your oven to 425°F Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper. Trim the ends off of your green beans, and spread them out evenly on the baking sheet.
  2. Grab your olive oil and your drizzle it over the green beans. Shake the pan a couple of times to rotate the green beans to cover them fairly evenly. Add the salt, pepper, garlic powder, and paprika, and shake again to cover them evenly.
  3. Pop them in the oven for 10 minutes, shake the pan again to flip them over, and put them back in for another 5 minutes.
  4. After removing them from the oven, grate your Parmesan cheese over the top and serve!
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Made this for the first time and found it to be an excallant way to make green beans, I did everything the recipe said but substituted Smoked Paprika and also cover my beans the first 15 minutes with foil and then took the foil off and finished them roasting just to get my beans cooked more.

cpick21_12609008 September 09, 2014

I found this recipe on from 2011 and was glad it was posted here already. Thanks for posting Alan. Made as written except we omitted the paprika as personal preference.We loved this oven roasting. It doesn't use a burner and the texture is great. The shrinking and wrinkling of the beans and the brown spots from carmelizing were a put off to the kids but we loved them all. They are so good for you, weight watcher friendly and tasty. Gone in a flash. Enjoy! ChefDLH

ChefDLH April 14, 2013

This is a great way to cook green beans. We loved the result of roasting. I halved the garlic powder and paprika and still thought it was plenty. Next time, I might even skip those two ingredients and just use the olive oil, salt and pepper and then the parmesan cheese. Thanks for posting a great recipe! Made for Spring 2013 PAC.

LifeIsGood March 24, 2013