Roasted Green Beans With Lemon, Pine Nuts & Parmigiano

Recipe by Dona England
READY IN: 40mins




  • Position oven racks in the top and bottom third of the oven.
  • Heat oven to 450°F.
  • Put the beans in a large bowl.
  • Peel the garlic, quarter each clove lengthwise and add them to the green beans.
  • Toss the beans and garlic with 1/4 cup of the olive oil, 1 Tbs lemon zest, 1 tsp salt, and 1/2 tsp pepper.
  • Spread the beans on a rimmed baking sheet and roast in the top third of the oven for 10 minutes. Stir the beans and garlic with a spatula for more even cooking and coloring.
  • Continue roasting until the beans and garlic pieces are lightly browned and tender throughout, another 10 - 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, spread the pine nuts on a rimmed baking sheet and toast in the bottom third of the oven until just golden, about 5 minutes.
  • Transfer the beans to a small serving platter or shallow bowl and dress with the lemon juice and the remaining 2 T. olive oil.
  • Toss gently to coat and season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Sprinkle on the toasted pine nuts, remaining 1/2 Tbs lemon zest, the parmesan cheese and the parsley.
  • Serve hot or at room temperature.