These Simple Roasted Green Beans are an easy vegetable side dish using just a few ingredients, making healthy living delicious!
I don’t garden. In fact, I have proven my black thumb many with many (many) dead basil plants.
Basil is supposed to be the easiest thing ever to grow, so I’m pretty sure I’m sunk for any future gardening dreams. In all honesty, I don’t really have much interest in gardening anyway.
My interest just lies in the fresh food that comes from the garden. Luckily, I have people in my life who are very gifted gardeners that I get to mooch off of.
My brother-in-law recently found these purple green beans that apparently turn green as you cook them. He planted a bunch of them the other day and I cannot wait to try those babies out!
My extremely picky nephew won’t eat most foods, but he will happily pick and eat fresh green beans from the garden.
I’ll eat them fresh, but, as is the case with most vegetables, I prefer to eat them roasted.
How to Make Roasted Green Beans
Wash your fresh green beans and trim the ends. Then spread them out on a baking sheet.
Drizzle them with oil, sprinkle them with your spices, and stir it all up to make sure all of the beans are coated.
Then stick them in the oven to bake. It should take around 20 minutes at 425 degrees.
You can brown them as much or as little as you’d like for your tastes.
Roasting Frozen Green Beans
I try to meal plan carefully and use fresh produce when I can, but there are some meals that are just last minute.
I keep my freezer full of frozen vegetables for that very reason.
And, as a bonus, they are already trimmed for you!
You can follow the exact same directions as above, but bake them for 30 minutes at 425 degrees (about 10 minutes longer than fresh).
Calories in Green Beans
Roasting vegetables, like these green beans, is a great way to eat more vegetables, especially if you’re trying to lose weight and make healthier choices.
There are only 31 calories in an entire cup of plain green beans and only 68 calories per serving of these roasted green beans.
- 2 lbs fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
- 1 Tbs avocado oil or extra virgin olive oil
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Spread onto a baking sheet in a single layer.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, garlic powder, and pepper.
- Stir to combine.
- Bake for about 20 minutes, until green beans are starting to brown.
Nutrition Information:Serving Size: 1/6th recipe
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 68Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 203mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 4gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g