Need an easy and delicious Thanksgiving side dish? These Roasted Green Beans only take 15 minutes in the oven and 7 simple ingredients. Toast slivered almonds and then toss them with roasted fresh green beans, olive oil, salt and pepper, lemon juice and parmesan cheese.
If you think you don't
like love green beans, just try this Roasted Green Beans recipe once. It'll convert you!
Plus it can't get any easier. Just 15 minutes to roast the beans, a few minutes to toast the almonds and only a handful of ingredients. Only four ingredients if you don't count pantry items that you probably always on hand, like the oil, salt, and pepper. Four! That doesn't mean we're sacrificing on flavor though. The toasted almond, fresh parmesan cheese, and charred green beans do all the heavy lifting.
So if you're looking for an easy and healthy side dish for your Thanksgiving dinner, look no further than these Roasted Green Beans. These are so simple and easy to shop for that you could also use them for an everyday side for dishes like these Smoky Chicken Strips, either of these simple Low Carb and Keto friendly Stuffed Chicken Dinners: Jalapeno Popper Stuffed Chicken or Low Carb Lasagna Chicken Parmesan. They'd be fabulous alongside this Turkey Meatloaf for a comforting winter meal. Or for a vegetarian weeknight dinner, serve them with this fabulous Vegetarian Enchilada Pasta Skillet. There are just so many ideas! Read on for how to make it.
How to Make Roasted Green Beans
Preheat your oven to 425°F. Line your baking sheet with tin foil for easy cleanup and so that the beans dont stick. See below for photos.
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. (Photo 2)
Spread the beans on the 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.
Questions Roasting Green Beans
Can I roast canned beans for this recipe?
Not really - it won't turn out the same. But pave new paths and make a whole new dish using canned beans if you'd like to.
Do I have to use fresh Parmesan cheese?
Ya, I'd definitely recommend it. Its flavor is like no other. But, it's your kitchen and so if you want to use the pre-shredded stuff, go for it! I'd say don't even touch the fluff in a jar though - you want real cheeeeeese.
Roasted Green Beans
- 340 grams fresh green beans (12 oz)
- 1-2 teaspoons olive oil
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese.
- Place the almonds on a tin foil covered baking sheet and spread in a single layer. Bake at 425°F 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 at 425°F 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.
- I use fresh green beans, not canned or frozen.
- I grate the Parmesan cheese myself, for freshness.