Roasted Green Beans

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Easy Roasted Green Beans – Tender, crisp, roasted green beans and onions, topped with parmesan cheese.

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Hi, there! Happy Sunday!

Do you know what this is? THIS is Roasted Green Beans.

Yes, I admit, I don’t like green beans. Look around this site and you will find anything but green beans. However, and this may not work for you, but I find it that once I figure out a different way to prepare some of these foods (read: vegetables), I start to love them. It goes from ewwwww to lust!

It’s how I learned to eat brussels sprouts, too. This Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon is one of the best side dishes, ever. I am obsessed with it!

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So. I have to switch gears for a moment. It’s a request from the hubs.

My husband wanted me to mention a little something…

He wants me to let you know that I make him eat vegetables without clipping off the stems at the ends – and that I do all of that for the sake of better photos. To add, he also doesn’t like that I put his food in 100-year old metal pie plates.

Do you think that’s nasty? I do wipe them down after each use. I also wait to serve said food until he’s really hungry, because when you’re hungry, you don’t care what your food is served in – you just eat.

And, correct me if I’m wrong, but it’s not like you are going to croak if you eat some stems… served on a metal pie plate… that’s over 100-years old…


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I think you should go and take out that package of green beans that’s been sitting around for ages… then you should roast those green beans and let them go down in history as your favorite side dish in the whole entire world!

Honestly, you are only some salt and pepper away from making this vegetable your favorite one, yet. Top with a bit of shaved parmesan cheese and you have found a new LOVE!


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Roasted Green Beans
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Tender, crisp, roasted green beans and onions, topped with parmesan cheese.
  • 1 pound fresh green beans , ends trimmed
  • 2 small yellow onions , thinly sliced
  • sea salt , to taste
  • freshly ground peppercorns , to taste
  • olive oil
  • parmesan cheese , optional
  1. Preheat oven to 450.
  2. Line baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  3. Combine green beans, onions, salt, pepper, and olive oil in a large mixing bowl; toss to coat evenly.
  4. Spread the green beans on the prepared baking sheet.
  5. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes, or until tender, stirring occasionally for even cooking.
  6. Taste for salt and pepper.
  7. Top with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese.
  8. Serve immediately.

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24 Responses
  1. OK… since you’ve said it’s how you learned to eat brussel sprouts, I’m in! I actually like green beans, but I’ve not had them this way. It’s the one veggie the kids ask for!

  2. I love the 100 year old plates! Where on earth did you find them? I think you can assure your husband that he is not the only food blogger spouse that eats stems, gets served either cold or rewarmed food, and eats off of many different plates, some of which you didn’t even know existed. 🙂 I’m glad that you finally found a bean recipe that you like. I absolutely love fresh green beans, but I have to admit that I’ve never roasted them. I will definitely have to try it this year.

  3. All vegetables are pretty yummy when roasted. Green beans are definitely one of them. I don’t mind the stems on but I’m not so sure I’d eat it off the tray. And I almost never share savory recipes because they’re cold by the time I style and photograph them.

  4. I like my vegetables (most of them!) and such simple method makes them whole lot delicious.
    Tell him to toughen up, by the way! Who died from eating delicious food on a metal plate, seriously? 🙂

  5. Hahaha – the conversation between you and hubby cracks me up. Despite the unfortunate sacrifice you made (to hubby’s preference and 100 year old pie plate (wow!)), your photos came out beautifully! I actually never roasted green beans before and you intrigued me and with Parmesan at the end too! Yes I will definitely try this.

  6. I am a fiend for green beans! But I’ve never tried them roasted. I roast everything else so I have no idea why this never occurred to me but now I have to try it!

  7. Yum, Kate! I L-O-V-E green beans. I didn’t know you weren’t a fan of them. You know what you should also try? Haricot verts. They’re also known as French green beans. They tend to be skinnier and smaller (or sometimes larger) than regular green beans. Roasting green beans helps create such a wonderful flavor 🙂 Most of the time, I blanch them and then saute on the stove with lots of garlic and maybe mushrooms.

    PS–Your husband’s funny 🙂 Your thinking is totally rational on serving them to him when he’s extremely hungry! I though the pie plate was a gorgeous idea!

  8. Green beans … not my first (or 15th choice) but I WAS going to make brussel sprouts with bacon today and then I ate the last of it yesterday as part of my breakfast for supper meal. I wonder if pancetta would work in place of the bacon.

    I can understand the sacrifices one has to make for a good picture. Hubby has to tough it out. 🙂

    I would like to hear more about those metal plates.

  9. Every now and then my mom will call and yell at me for stacking cookies atop a family heirloom! Aged plates and cutlery are just too hard to resist for food bloggers. 😀 (Love yours btw!!)

    These beans look fabulous – especially on that gorgeous centenarian plate.

  10. I LOVE roasted green beans and my husband who generally doesn’t like green beans will have seconds when they’re roasted. I trim the ends but I totally understand why you wouldn’t–it’s a pain to do it!

    I’d eat this off the metal plate–it’s gorgeous!

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