Roasted Green Beans


Roasted green beans are a great alternative to fast-food French fries, and they're better for you too! This 4-ingredient side dish of crisp-tender caramelized green beans is so easy, you can dish it up after just 15 minutes in the oven and serve it for fancy dinners or weeknight suppers. My family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins

These roasted green beans are crisp, flavorful, and incredibly easy to make with just a few basic ingredients.

Roasted Green Beans with tomatoes on a white plate
Pictured: Roasted Green Beans. KGora

Roasted Green Beans Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to make these roasted greens in the oven:

· Green beans: Look for bright, firm, and smooth green beans that snap when you bend the pod.
· Olive oil: Drizzle the green beans with olive oil before you season and roast them.
· Seasonings: These roasted green beans are simply seasoned with salt and pepper. You can add other spices and seasonings to taste.

How to Make Roasted Green Beans

You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below — but here's a brief overview of what you can expect when you make this top-rated roasted green beans recipe:

Drizzle the clean and trimmed green beans with olive oil, then season them evenly with salt and pepper. Roast in a preheated oven until the beans look crisp.

How Long to Roast Green Beans

Arranged in a single layer on a baking sheet, fresh green beans should be perfectly roasted after about 15 to 25 minutes in an oven heated to 400 degrees F. You'll know the beans are done when they look crisp, slightly shriveled, and slightly caramelized.

How to Serve Roasted Green Beans

These roasted green beans work well as an appetizer or as a side dish. They pair perfectly with entrees of all kinds, from roast chicken or fish to simple sandwiches or burgers. Need some delicious inspiration? Explore these mouthwatering recipe collections:

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roasted green beans on plate with chicken breasts

How to Store Roasted Green Beans

Allow the green beans to cool completely. Transfer them to a shallow, airtight container and refrigerate for up to four days. Reheat in the microwave or in the oven.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"Oh my goodness," says Pauline. "In spite of all the wonderful reviews, I was not expecting these to be as good as they were. I could eat these darned things every day! I will be doing green beans like this from now on."

"These were delicious," according to one Allrecipes community member. "I added tomatoes and garlic powder. Next time I will also add Parmesan cheese. Also, I'm thinking of trying this in the air fryer."

"I loved these green beans, my only complaint is that I didn't make enough of them," raves mkstevens09. "I can easily see them being a healthy replacement for French fries."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or as needed

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  2. Rinse green beans and pat dry with paper towels; spread onto a rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle beans with olive oil, then season with salt and pepper. Use your hands to toss the beans until evenly coated with oil; spread out in a single layer.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until beans are crisp-tender, look slightly shriveled, and start to show golden caramelized spots, 15 to 25 minutes.

    Roasted Green Beans with tomatoes on a white plate
    Pictured: Roasted Green Beans. KGora

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

101 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 101
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 494mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 8g 28%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 37mg 186%
Calcium 85mg 7%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 478mg 10%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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