A simple but delightful green beans almondine recipe is the perfect easy side dish for any day of the week. Roasted green beans with freshly grated parmesan cheese and toasted slivered almonds also makes a quick but divine side dish for holiday dinner like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. Try this recipe today - only 15 minutes in the oven and 5 simple ingredients.
If you think you don't like green beans, just give me a chance and try this roasted green beans recipe because it'll probably convert you - it's easy, tastes great and in my opinion looks pretty elegant.
To prep the slivered almonds, you just need to quickly toast them - a task that only takes a few minutes.
After that just round up four more ingredients - if you don't count pantry items that you probably always on hand like salt, and pepper - which I don't.
Minimal ingredients doesn't mean we're sacrificing flavor though. The olive oil, toasted almonds, fresh parmesan cheese, and lemon juice are all such flavorful ingredients, and in combination with the green beans, it's truly a special made from scratch side dish.
So if you're looking for an easy and healthy side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than these Parmesan Roasted Green Beans.
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- green beans - I use fresh green beans for this recipe and I don't blanch them first. I just wash them and trim the ends off.
- olive oil - a good Extra Virgin Olive Oil for flavor.
- lemon juice - freshly squeezed
- parmesan cheese - freshly grated. I like to buy the triangle wedges and grate the cheese myself, both for freshness and flavor.
- slivered almonds - you can also use sliced almonds but they are thinner and won't take as long to toast.
- salt and pepper - to season to perfection
Preheat your oven to 425°F (220°C).
Line your baking sheet with tin foil for easy cleanup and so that the beans dont stick.
Spread the slivered almonds on the baking sheet. (Photo 1) Bake for 4-5 minutes, watching carefully so you don't burn them. Nuts burn quickly in the oven. The almonds should be golden brown. Set them aside. (Photo 2)
Trim the ends off of the green beans. Spread the beans on the baking sheet in a single layer.
Drizzle the beans with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. (Photo 3)
Bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through. (Photo 4)
While the beans are still on the pan, add the lemon juice, toasted slivered almonds (Photo 5), and the Parmesan cheese (Photo 6). Mix together and then transfer to your serving dish. Add more fresh grated cheese for serving, if you prefer.
Try sliced almonds (they'll be quicker to toast, so watch the oven) or chopped pecans or walnuts.
Roasted green beans keep for about 3-4 days in the fridge, about the same as most leftovers. Reheat by baking or microwaving.
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- Smoky Chicken Strips
- Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken
- Low Carb Lasagna Chicken Parmesan
- Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta Skillet
- Turkey Meatloaf
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Roasted Green Beans
- 1 lb fresh green beans (454 grams)
- 1-2 teaspoons olive oil (extra virgin)
- ½ cup slivered almonds
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)
- 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese (freshly grated )
- ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
- ¼ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
- Preheat oven to 425°F (220°C).
- Place the almonds on a tin foil covered baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake for 4-5 minutes, watching carefully so you don't burn them. Remove to a different dish and set aside.
- Place the beans in a single layer on the same baking sheet. Drizzle with oil and then sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 15 minutes, flipping halfway.
- While the beans are still on the baking sheet add the lemon juice, almonds, and the cheese. Mix together and then move to a serving dish. Garnish with more cheese if you like.
Nutritional information is an estimate. Values vary based on products used.
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This post was originally posted on October 3, 2019. Updated November 17, 2021 to provide clearer recipe information, nutritional information, and ingredient information. The recipe has not changed.
Can I roast canned beans for this recipe?
You probably can but I haven't tried it. Your dish will probably turn out slightly different but I'm sure it'll still be tasty. Just be prepared to adjust the cooking time.
Do I have to use fresh Parmesan cheese?
It's what I recommend for the best flavor. If you want to use the pre-shredded parmesan cheese, absolutely go for it. I'd caution against the powdered stuff, I don't think it's right for this particular recipe. (If you love it for this, go for it).
Did you make this recipe? Let me know!