Tuesday, July 7, 2009

You Will Love Them: Roasted Toasted Green Beans

Now, I know what you are thinking- roasted what????  

Yes, green beans.  They are delicious- in fact, I could probably eat them every day and not tire of them.  Even people who think they don't like green beans end up trying these and loving them.  Give them a shot.  

Roasted Green Beans 

  • 2 lbs green beans
  • 1-2 tablespoon olive oil (or just enough to lightly coat beans)- I usually use canola oil. 
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt (or to taste, may substitute with Mrs. Dash if desired)
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh ground pepper (or to taste, omit if using Mrs. Dash)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Wash, dry well, and trim green beans.
  3. Put green beans on a jelly roll pan.
  4. Drizzle with olive oil.
  5. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste (I have even used garlic salt with good results, or Mrs. Dash). 
  6. Use your hands to be sure all the beans are evenly coated and spread them out into 1 layer.
  7. Roast for 20-25 minutes, turning after 15 minutes, until beans are fairly brown in spots and somewhat shriveled.  They will look burned, but they are not.  That is just the deliciousness coming out :) 
  8. Serve hot or at room temperature.
So, check out Jen's blog "Balancing Beauty and Bedlam" and find some tasty recipes! 


  1. These sound delicious! I have some fresh beans in the fridge, so I'm going to try this. Thanks!


  2. Thank you for the sweet comment! Ooh, I will have to try these tonight...I have fresh beans in the fridge also! I was just debating on what to cook for supper. ;)

  3. These look delicious! This is one recipe I will definitely try!

  4. I have actually eaten roasted green beans and enjoyed them,but have not prepared them myself. I will be giving thus a try. Beginning in August, I will be hosting Crock Pot Wednesdays and would live for you to join in @ diningwithdebbie.blogspot.com. Thanks for sharing


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