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Easy Roasted Green Beans

This Easy Roasted Green Beans recipe makes tender-crisp roasted green beans served with parmesan cheese! A simple and delicious side dish idea that’s low carb and Keto-friendly. A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.

Looking for more green bean recipes? Try my Green Bean Casserole, or these irresistible Bacon Wrapped Green Beans!


Roasted Green Beans are the easiest and most delicious healthy side dish that can be served with just about any meal. Roasted with just some olive oil, garlic, and simple dried herbs, they are the perfect side dish to serve with roast chicken and mashed sweet potatoes. PASTA, too.

Friends, Green Beans used to sit super high on my “HELL to the NO” list. You can look around this site and you will find very few recipes with green beans.

However, and this may not work for everyone, but I find that once I figure out a different way to prepare some of these no-way-foods, I start to warm up to them. My feeling goes from ewwwww to ooooooh!

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

Fresh green beans on a baking sheet.


There’s really hardly any work involved here;

  1. Line a jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil.
  2. Trim the green beans. I cut off the end that was attached to the bean stalk.
  3. Arrange fresh green beans on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil.
  4. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder, and dried herbs. Mix around to combine.
  5. Bake for 18 to 22 minutes.
  6. And finally, serve with freshly grated parmesan.

Roasted green beans on a tray.

This quick and healthy recipe for Roasted Green Beans is great for any gatherings, from holidays to weeknight meals. Crisp, fresh, and bursting with loads of flavor, they are one of the simplest sides you will ever make.

Green Beans served in a casserole dish.

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!


Store cooked and completely cooled green beans in an airtight container. Keep refrigerated for 3 to 4 days.



Green Beans served in a casserole dish.

Easy Roasted Green Beans

Katerina | Diethood
This Easy Roasted Green Beans recipe makes tender-crisp roasted green beans served with parmesan cheese! A simple and delicious side dish idea that's low carb and Keto-friendly. A perfect addition to your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner.
5 from 12 votes
Servings : 4 Serves
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 20 mins
Total Time 25 mins


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Italian Seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper, or to taste
  • fresh gated parmesan cheese, optional


  • Preheat oven to 400˚F.
  • Line jelly roll pan with parchment paper or foil.
  • Arrange green beans on prepared pan and drizzle with olive oil.
  • Season with Italian Seasoning, salt, garlic powder, and pepper; toss to coat evenly.
  • Spread green beans in one single layer.
  • Bake for 18 to 22 minutes, or until tender, stirring halfway through for even cooking.
  • Remove from heat.
  • Top with grated parmesan cheese.
  • Serve immediately.


WW FREESTYLE POINTS: 1 (These points do not include parmesan cheese)
NET CARBS: 6 grams


Calories: 69 kcal | Carbohydrates: 9 g | Protein: 2 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Sodium: 298 mg | Potassium: 239 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 782 IU | Vitamin C: 14 mg | Calcium: 50 mg | Iron: 1 mg | Net Carbs: 6 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Holiday, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, American/Southern
Keyword: green bean recipe, green beans, holiday side dish recipe, how to cook green beans, roasted green beans
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* Originally posted on April 28th, 2013. Updated on October 8th, 2019.

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39 comments on “Easy Roasted Green Beans”

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    Janet Pallavicini

    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous plate. And the food sounds tasty, too. I foresee roasting in the future of the green beans we’ll get from the farm share. Perhaps the kids would learn to love them that way.

    Thanks, Kate!

  2. Such a delicious and hearty dish! This has easily become a new family favorite recipe for roasted green beans!

  3. Those beans look terrific! I’ve never roasted my own green beans but it seems pretty simple with your recipe.

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    Kim - Liv Life

    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!

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    Carol | a cup of mascarpone

    Your husband is hilarious! I literally eat potfuls of fresh green beans in season, but have never roasted them. A must try! Beautiful photos!

  6. 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.

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    Kimberly (Unrivaledkitch)

    gorgeous photos and a hilarious conversation between you and your husband. haha food Blogging has its sacrifices. I love roasted vegetables in general they just taste so good. Have a great week Kate!

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    Laura Dembowski (@piesandplots)

    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.

  9. 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? 🙂

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    Nami | Just One Cookbook

    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.

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    Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Ah, the magic of roasted vegetables. I throw everything in the oven with olive oil and make the best soups ever. Good job with the green beans Kate!

  12. 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!

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    Laura (Tutti Dolci)

    Haha, your hubs is hilarious! I love green beans but I’ve never tried them roasted – I’d eat all these in a heartbeat!

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    Hester aka The Chef Doc

    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!

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    Denise Browning@From Brazil To You

    I love green beans and if they are roasted, it is even better. I loved yours topped with cheese.

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    I love your pictures and recipes. I’d like to inform you of a great new website I would like to invite you to come and join us and share your wonderful pictures with us. We are simply foodies and we are not photography snobs, so picture perfection is not important, all we care about is delicious food.

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    Gorgeous photos, gorgeous plate. And the food sounds tasty, too. I foresee roasting in the future of the green beans we’ll get from the farm share. Perhaps the kids would learn to love them that way.

    Thanks, Kate!

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

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    Jean (Lemons & Anchovies)

    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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