Roasted Green Beans

"A great alternative to fast-food French fries, my family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!"
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  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Wash, dry well, and trim green beans.
  • Put green beans on a jelly roll pan.
  • Drizzle with olive oil.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (I like them salty so I use about 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt and about 8-10 grinds of the pepper mill). *Mrs. Dash may be substituted for salt and pepper as desired.
  • Use your hands to be sure all the beans are evenly coated and spread them out into 1 layer.
  • Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, until beans are fairly brown in spots and somewhat shriveled.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.

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  1. Our family loves these. What a healthy, nice recipe!<br/>(Update) While I really liked them when I first made these, after a few changes, I am loving them even more. I used extra fine frozen greens beans from Aldi. I roasted them (frozen) at 420 for 40-50 minutes. I also omitted the pepper. I served them with balsamic reduction (just boil a cup of balsamic vinegar for about 20 minutes or until it reduces a little to make a light syrup). Soooo fantastic this way!! Would highly recommend trying them with the vinegar reduction.
  2. For an extra touch you can finish them off with a little Parmesan and a few squeezes of fresh lemon juice. But they are perfect "as is" too.
  3. This really doesn't need another five star rating, but I have to give it one anyway! I roasted a mountain of green beans from Costco in a glass baking dish, and didn't measure anything. I used olive oil, sea salt, black pepper, and garlic salt. Yum. It probably took about forty minutes of roasting time Yum.
  4. Great recipe! It's easier to get the beans to brown if the pan isn't crowded. Another recipe I have says to turn up the oven to 500, so I went with 450. I added about 10 cloves of peeled and lightly crushed garlic and salted the beans once they were roasted. Pure heaven! Thanks.
  5. I am not a fan of fresh green beans so I was very wary of preparing these, however, I needn't have been. I did adjust the recipe just a tad, adding grated garlic and parmesan cheese to the beans prior to roasting. I am actually looking forward to making these again - soon. Thanks for posting Seamouse and showing me I, too, can like fresh green beans :)


  1. Both my family and I love this recipe. I added 1/2 Tsp of sesame oil, 1 Tsp minced onion, some finely chopped bacon. Cook as posted, and top with parmesan and french fried onions. Can never make enough!
  2. Fantastic easy green recipe! After reading the reviews I added a few extra things to make it even better. I replaced the olive oil with some homemade oil and seasoning.<br/>I added parmesan cheese, rosemary, italian seasoning before roasting. I added black pepper to garnish. Everyone loves the recipe and it's still healthy.
  3. i just made these with my thanksgiving dinner and they were great. the only changes i made was to use a little unsalted butter instead of the oil, and i added thinly sliced onions. i ended up cooking them for closer to 45 minutes but they were great! I also made them the night before and they reheated very nicely. these are so good that i kept picking at them even while they were cold in the fridge! thanks for posting!
  4. Ohhhh how we LOVE these at our house! I add all the ingredients without measuring...but I always make sure to add The Melting Pot's Garlic and Wine Seasoning instead of salt...and LOTS of pepper. They are DELICIOUS everytime.
  5. Added bacon bits and park cheese when done roasting.



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