This simple but delightful green beans almondine recipe is the perfect easy side dish for any day of the week. These roasted green beans are combined with freshly grated parmesan cheese and toasted slivered almonds. This recipe also makes a quick but super tasty side dish for holiday meals. The best part - only 15 minutes in the oven and 5 simple ingredients.
If you think you don't like green beans, give this easy recipe a chance. This roasted green beans recipe will probably convert you to a green bean fan - it's easy, tastes great, and looks pretty elegant. I mean - there is cheese - cheese is delicious. This is definitely one of my favorite ways to eat green beans.
To prep the slivered almonds, you just need to quickly toast them - a task that only takes a few minutes and really brings out their nutty flavor.
After that just round up four more ingredients and start roasting.
The short ingredient list doesn't equate to a sacrifice in flavor. The rich olive oil, nutty toasted almonds, savory parmesan cheese, and fresh lemon juice all contribute major flavor. This combination of ingredients creates a special but simple side dish.
So if you're looking for an easy side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner, look no further than these Parmesan Roasted Green Beans. These are so good serve with browned butter mashed potatoes or cheesy garlic mashed potatoes. For even more deliciousness, add an old fashioned sage cornbread dressing!
See the recipe card below for exact amounts.
- Spread the slivered almonds on the baking sheet. (photo 1)
- Bake for 4-5 minutes, watching carefully so they don't burn. 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 and toasted slivered almonds. (photo 5)
- Add the Parmesan cheese (photo 6). Mix together and then transfer to your serving dish. Add more fresh grated cheese for serving, if you prefer.
Tips for making green beans
What to serve with Roasted Green Beans
Green beans are commonly served as a green bean casserole for big holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas. Try serving them with browned butter mashed potatoes on your holiday table.
Beans also fit in easily for weeknight dinners. They are nutritious and easy to prepare. Try them with a turkey meatloaf, on the side of lemon pepper pasta, vegetarian enchilada pasta skillet, lasagna stuffed chicken, jalapeno popper stuffed chicken, or with smoky panko chicken strips.
Roasted green beans keep for about 3-4 days in the fridge, about the same as most leftovers. Reheat by baking or microwaving.
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.
Fresh shredded Parmesan cheese is 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).
Roasted Green Beans
- 1 lb fresh green beans
- 1-2 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 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.
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