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 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.

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!

Here’s the 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!

Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans

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!

Yield: Serves 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

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

  1. Preheat an oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. 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.
  3. Roast the green beans in oven for 10-15 minutes, shaking the pan once halfway through, until the beans are tender and lightly browned.

Nutrition

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1/4 of recipe

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 103|Total Fat: 7g|Saturated Fat: 1g|Trans Fat: 0g|Unsaturated Fat: 6g|Cholesterol: 0mg|Sodium: 241mg|Carbohydrates: 10g|Fiber: 3g|Sugar: 4g|Protein: 2g|

Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.

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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!

October 19, 2015 | Last Updated on April 12, 2021 by Linda

30 thoughts on “Best Ever Oven Roasted Green Beans”

  1. 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!

    Reply
    • 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

      Reply
  2. 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!!

    Reply
    • 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.

      Reply

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