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The Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

Today’s post might be a little controversial.

Why? Because I’m going to share something with you and ask that you be honest with me.

Fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

Here goes nothing:

I think tender-crisp green bean are gross.

Yep. Putting that out there.

I know that so many people take the time to blanch their green beans, plunge them into an ice bath, and praise their glorious bright green color…. but, I’m just not one of those people.

I like my green beans soft.

Here’s how I make them:

First, I trim the green beans. I only cut off the end that was attached to the bean stalk.

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

Then, I throw them onto a parchment-lined baking sheet and drizzle them with olive oil.

Next, the beans are topped with fresh lemon zest and juice.

Minced garlic and pickled capers are also invited to this party.

Lastly, salt and pepper. Because…. salt and pepper.

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

I use my hands to massage all of that together on the pan.

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

Then put it into a 400 degree oven for about 15-25 minutes  until they are tender and slightly browned.

Done!

Fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

These baked green beans are a staple on my Thanksgiving table, but I also make them on a near-weekly basis throughout the rest of the year. This roasted green beans recipe is so easy, and green beans are almost always available at the grocery store.

 

Tips For Roasted Green Bean Recipe

  • Fresh green beans are best. You can use frozen, but cover them and add a few minutes to the cooking time so they won’t turn mushy.
  • You can cook just one pound of beans at a time in the oven. The roasting time will be similar to what it would be if you were cooking 2 or 3 lbs at once, however, you’ll need to rotate the pans halfway through for even browning.
  • Don’t overcook! Keep an eye on the beans near the end of cooking and remove any that look cooked to your liking.
  • Roasting brings out a lot of natural sugars in green beans. That’s why they taste so good! But like other vegetables, those sugars quickly turn to starch as the green beans cool. So don’t let them sit around once they come out of the oven or you’ll lose some of their flavor and texture.

 

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

Did you ever wonder how to roast green beans?  Well, now you know!

What do you guys think? How do you like your green beans?

In this Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans recipe fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

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Fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!

Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe

Fresh green beans are oven-roasted with olive oil, lemon, garlic, and capers. Fancy enough for a holiday meal, easy enough for a weeknight side dish!
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Course: Side Dishes
Cuisine: North American
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 30 mins
Calories: 103kcal
Author: The Wanderlust Kitchen
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans - trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 4 cloves garlic - peeled and minced
  • 2 tablespoons capers
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Scatter the green beans on a parchment-lined rimmed baking sheet. Top with oil, lemon zest and juice, garlic, capers, salt, and pepper. Use your hands, or kitchen tongs, to massage the ingredients together and coat the beans with oil.
  • Roast the green beans in oven for 15-25 minutes, shaking the pan once halfway through, until the beans are tender and lightly browned.
Nutrition Facts
Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans Recipe
Serving Size
 
1 /4 of recipe
Amount per Serving
Calories
103
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
7
g
11
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
6
g
Sodium
 
241
mg
10
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
2
g
4
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Comments:

  1. Please revise cook time. It is definitely much longer than 15 minutes to make it edible. Great recipe, very simple and great way to dress up the green beans.

    1. Hi Min,

      I do typically cook mine a little more too, around 20-22 minutes, so I have updated the recipe to be 15-25 minutes. Adjust the time based on how done you like your green beans.

      – Linda

  2. I tried this recipe. Definitely needed more bake time…had to eat because rest of meal was ready and they were still crunchy after 20 minutes?. Flavor was awesome though!

    1. Hi Lori,

      Yes, these are crunchy green beans. If you want them less crunchy, blanch them in slow boiling salted water for 2 minutes first, then pat dry and use this recipe.

      – Linda

  3. As a fan of crisp-tender green beans, I was unsure about roasting them until soft. Then I recalled having Greek-style soft green beans with tomatoes at a restaurant years ago and enjoying them. These are WONDERFUL, and this is my 4th time making them. I LOVE the capers!! Only thing I added after the 1st time was some fresh snipped dill, and that really worked well. As per other commenters, tonight I will drizzle on some aged balsamic when they’re done, and maybe some toasted pine nuts, since I have some on hand. My goodness, thank you for an awesome recipe!!

  4. Finally, someone who understands how green beans should be! Lol! I can’t wait to try this recipe.

    1. Since I found this recipe in August of 2019, its the only way I cook green beans. I love the caper, garlic and lemon zest combo. Even if I don’t have lemons, this recipe is so delicious.

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