These green bean fries are fresh green beans coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, then baked to golden brown perfection. A unique and delicious side dish or appetizer that’s easy to make and always gets rave reviews.

We love green beans around here, whether it’s roasted green beans, sauteed green beans, or these crispy oven fried green beans. This is a great way to get the kids to eat their veggies!

These green bean fries are fresh green beans coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, then baked to golden brown perfection. These green bean fries are fresh green beans coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, then baked to golden brown perfection.

A plate of green bean fries served with parsley and ranch.

I always have a bag of green beans in my fridge. They’re healthy, inexpensive and last a long time. My family always asks for these green bean fries, and I’m happy to oblige. It’s a much healthier way to get that satisfying french fry crunch.

How do you make green bean fries?

Start by preparing three bowls; one with seasoned flour, one with an egg and milk mixture, and one with breadcrumbs, olive oil and parmesan cheese. Dredge the green beans in the flour, then dip them in the egg mix, then finally coat in the breadcrumbs. Place the breaded green beans in a single layer on a sheet pan. Bake until the green beans are tender and the crust is golden brown. Serve immediately, with a dipping sauce of your choice.

Bowls of green beans, breadcrumbs, flour, egg and seasonings.

How to prepare green beans

To get your green beans ready to make fries, all you need to do is give them a good rinse, then trim off the stem ends. The fastest way to remove the stem end is to line up a handful of green beans, then cut the stems off all at once. It makes prep time go a lot quicker. Sometimes you can even buy bags of green beans that have already been trimmed which can save you even more time.

A green bean dipped in a bowl of seasoned breadcrumbs.

Tips for the perfect dish

  • It’s important to bake the green beans in a single layer, otherwise they might steam instead of brown if there’s not enough room for air to circulate.
  • I find this recipe works best with fresh green beans, as frozen beans tend to release a lot of water as they cook.
  • These green bean fries are best served immediately, as the coating can start to soften after it sits for an extended period of time. If you have leftovers, store them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days, and reheat in the oven until the coating is crispy.
  • I like to eat my green beans with a side of ranch, but other popular options are ketchup or fry sauce.
  • While I add a sprinkle of parsley at the end for a little fresh flavor and added color, this is an optional step.

Breaded green beans on a sheet pan.

Green bean fries flavor variations

While this recipe is great as-is, you can use different seasonings and coatings to make the dish suit your tastes.

  • Seasonings: Feel free to add other herbs and spices such as Italian seasoning, chili powder, lemon pepper or Cajun spice.
  • Cheese: Swap out the parmesan for a different finely grated cheese such as aged cheddar or romano.
  • Coatings: Substitute part of the Italian breadcrumbs for panko crumbs, crushed buttery crackers or cornmeal.

A pan of green bean fries garnished with parsley.

Green bean fries are a super fun way to serve up veggies. They pair perfectly with roasted chicken, steak or seafood for a memorable meal.

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Green Bean Fries

AuthorSara Welch
A plate of green bean fries served with parsley and ranch.
These green bean fries are fresh green beans coated in seasoned breadcrumbs and parmesan cheese, then baked to golden brown perfection. A unique and delicious side dish or appetizer that's easy to make and always gets rave reviews.
Time
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time15 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Side
Cuisine American
Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 pound fresh green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/4 cups Italian breadcrumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • cooking spray
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Place the flour, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Place the eggs and milk in a medium bowl and whisk to combine.
  • Place the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, smoked paprika, parmesan cheese and olive oil in a medium bowl and stir to combine.
  • Dredge a few green beans in the flour, then dip in the eggs and roll in the breadcrumbs. Place the breaded green beans in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • Repeat the process until all the green beans are breaded.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes or until coating is golden brown and green beans are tender.
  • Sprinkle with parsley if desired, then serve.

Nutrition

Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 90mg | Sodium: 652mg | Potassium: 417mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1134IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 241mg | Iron: 5mg

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  1. Loved the idea of fried green beans. I followed the recipe. Used Panko Bread Crumbs. The topping was delicious but my green beans were tough and chewy. I bought Fresh French Green Beans. Should I have used Regular String Beans? Otherwise would have been delicious. Anxious to try them again.

    1. How long did you bake the green beans for? It sounds like maybe they needed a few more minutes in the oven!

  2. This looks like the perfect side dish to feed my kids. They actually like green beans, but green bean fries are next level! Thanks for the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    This recipe is such a fun alternative to fries, and is a great way to get my picky kids to eat some extra veggies! Our whole family loves this side dish!

  4. 5 stars
    These green beans look absolutely fantastic with that breadcrumb coating! Such wonderful flavors and so perfect for the holidays.

  5. 5 stars
    Absolute fun snack to put together. I am sure my kids will think of me as a superhero if I tackle this green bean fries.

  6. 5 stars
    WOW! I love these green bean fries! What a beautiful and delicious approach to cooking green beans! I will definitely give the recipe a go. 🙂