How To Roast Green Beans Perfectly Every Time

How To Roast Green Beans Perfectly Every Time

I love roasted green beans. They’re easy to make, they’re healthy, and they taste great—what more could you want in a side dish? The key to making sure your green beans turn out perfectly every time is knowing what to do before you even start roasting them.

Follow these steps for roast-worthy green beans every time:

Prep the beans.

Now that you have your green beans ready to go, it’s time to prep them. First, make sure they’re clean and dry. Then wash them in cold water and slice off the ends of each bean with a sharp knife (if necessary). Once they’re trimmed and ready for roasting, place them in a large bowl of ice water so they can soak while you prepare everything else!

After 10 minutes or so has passed since you first washed your beans, drain out all excess water from them using a colander or strainer–this prevents any sogginess later on when cooking in oil at high temperatures. Next up: drizzle about 2 tablespoons olive oil over each pound of fresh green beans; then place them back into their original bowl along with any leftover salt-and-pepper mix from earlier on down below if necessary.*

Prep the pan.

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Use a roasting pan and rack, or simply use the roasting racks that come with your oven.
  • Put your green beans in the pan, and place them on top of their own roasting rack if you don’t have one.
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Toss the beans with olive oil and seasonings.

Toss the beans with olive oil and seasonings.

  • Add a little bit of olive oil to a large bowl, then add the green beans.
  • Season your green beans with salt, pepper and any other seasonings you like (like garlic powder). I like to use my hands so that I can get an even coating on all sides of each bean. Toss well until all of them are coated in oil and spices!

Roast for 20 minutes, then toss, roast for another 10 minutes, then toss again.

Roast the green beans for 20 minutes. Toss them, then roast for another 10 minutes. Toss again and serve!


Green beans are a great side dish to almost any meal. Whether you are serving chicken, beef or pork–or even fish and vegetarian dishes–green beans are an excellent alternative to french fries. They can be served hot or cold depending on your preference.

Green Beans are a great side dish to almost any meal

Green beans are a great side dish to almost any meal. They can be steamed or boiled, and they’re even better when roasted in the oven.

There are many ways to prepare green beans:

  • Steaming them will give you a tender-crisp texture that’s ideal for salads or as part of an appetizer platter.
  • Boiling them produces softer beans with a bit more bite, which is perfect if you want them to hold up against other foods in your meal (like meat).
  • Roasting them gives you an entirely different flavor profile–they’ll turn crispy on the outside while staying tender on the inside–and makes them ideal for using as crudités at parties or picnics!
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There you have it! Green beans are a great side dish to almost any meal. They’re easy to make and they taste delicious. If you want something a little more flavorful, try adding some herbs or spices like rosemary or garlic powder before roasting them in the oven.

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