These roasted green beans are fresh green beans coated in butter, garlic, olive oil and herbs, then cooked at high heat until tender and browned. A super easy side dish recipe, it’s the absolute best way to enjoy green beans!

There are so many ways to eat green beans, and while I love green bean bundles and bacon ranch green beans, the simplicity and fresh flavors of these roasted green beans just can’t be beat.

A pan of roasted green beans garnished with parsley and lemon.

I am a huge fan of roasted vegetables. There’s nothing easier than throwing some fresh veggies on a sheet pan with some olive oil and seasonings, then letting the oven do the rest of the work. These roasted green beans are full of flavor, and take just minutes to prepare. They are an amazing side dish recipe.

These beans are perfect with hearty main courses like Cajun turkey, baked chicken wings and BBQ pork chops.

Roasted Green Beans Ingredients

This recipe is made with green beans, butter, olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper and parsley.

Bowls of ingredients including green beans, olive oil, butter and seasonings.

How Do You Make Roasted Green Beans?

To make roasted green beans, first trim the ends off of the washed green beans. Arrange them on a sheet pan or baking sheet. Whisk together a mixture of garlic, olive oil, dried herbs, melted butter, salt and pepper. Drizzle the mixture over the beans. Next, put the beans in the oven to roast to perfection. After they come out of the oven, finish the dish with a sprinkle of fresh parsley, then serve and enjoy.

Step by step process shots showing how to roast green beans.

Tips for the Perfect Dish

  • Choose the freshest green beans you can find for maximum flavor. You want firm green beans that are not slimy.
  • I try to buy green beans that are the same size and shape so that they’ll roast evenly.
  • I like to garnish my roasted green beans with lemon wedges so that people can squeeze a little lemon juice over their green beans for added flavor.
  • This recipe calls for dried Italian seasoning which is available in most grocery stores and is a combination of garlic powder, dried basil, oregano, and parsley. You can also make your own Italian seasoning.
  • I use chopped fresh parsley to finish off roasted green beans because I always have it on hand, but other herbs will work such as dill, green onions or basil.
  • Leftovers will stay fresh in the refrigerator for up to 3 days in an airtight container. Sometimes I make a double batch, and chop up half of the leftover beans to make green bean salad.
  • I recommend serving your green beans alongside cornflake chicken and roasted sweet potatoes for a complete meal.

Quick Tip

I use a combination of butter and olive oil because I like the flavor of the butter, but olive oil stands up to high roasting temperatures better. If you prefer, you can also just use olive oil.

Green beans cooked on a sheet pan.

Recipe FAQs

How do you prepare fresh green beans?

To get your green beans ready for the oven, all you need to do is give them a good wash, then trim off the stem end. The fastest way to trim off 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 much faster. Sometimes you can even buy bags of pre-trimmed green beans to save even more time.

What temperature do you roast green beans at?

I roast my green beans at 425 degrees F. This creates a nice browned exterior and the green beans cook quickly at this temperature which is always a bonus.

Are roasted green beans good?

Roasted green beans are fantastic! Roasting them in oil and herbs enhances their natural flavor to make a perfect side dish.

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A serving plate of roasted green beans with parsley.

Flavor Variations

This is a basic recipe for roasted green beans, but you can add so many different ingredients to customize your green beans to your tastes.

  • Cheese: Add 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese or crumbled feta cheese before serving.
  • Olives: Add 1/4 cup sliced kalamata olives before serving.
  • Tomatoes: Add 1 cup of whole or halved cherry tomatoes to the baking sheet to cook along with the raw green beans.
  • Mushrooms: Add 1 cup of sliced mushrooms to the baking pan along with the raw green beans.
  • Onions: Add 1/2 of a red onion, thinly sliced, to the sheet pan along with the raw green beans.

No matter how you decide to serve roasted green beans, they’re sure to be a huge hit! My kids happily eat green beans this way, which is a huge bonus in my book.

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Roasted Green Beans

AuthorSara Welch
A pan of roasted green beans garnished with parsley and lemon.
These roasted green beans are fresh green beans coated in butter, garlic, olive oil and herbs, then cooked at high heat until tender and browned. A super easy side dish recipe, it’s the absolute best way to enjoy green beans!
Time
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Total Time30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Serves 4

Ingredients 

  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • cooking spray
  • lemon wedges for garnish optional

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a sheet pan with cooking spray.
  • Arrange the green beans in a single layer on the sheet pan.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the butter, olive oil, garlic, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
  • Drizzle the butter mixture over the green beans and toss to coat evenly.
  • Place the pan in the oven and bake for 15-20 minutes or until green beans are tender and lightly browned.
  • Sprinkle with parsley, then serve, garnished with lemon wedges if desired.

Notes

  1. Choose the freshest green beans you can find for maximum flavor. You want firm green beans that are not slimy.
  2. I try to buy green beans that are the same size and shape so that they’ll roast evenly.
  3. I like to garnish my roasted green beans with lemon wedges so that people can squeeze a little lemon juice over their green beans for added flavor.
  4. I use a combination of butter and olive oil because I like the flavor of the butter, but olive oil stands up to high roasting temperatures better. If you prefer, you can also just use olive oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 118kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 57mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 955IU | Vitamin C: 14.1mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    The beans come out perfectly tender and full of flavor. The combination of garlic, olive oil, and a hint of lemon makes them irresistible. It’s become a regular side dish in my household!

  2. 5 stars
    I’m with you – I’m a big fan of roasted veggies! These green beans are so tasty, and the prep is simple and easy. I really like what the Italian seasoning does for them, too.

  3. 5 stars
    I really love this green bean recipe! The seasoning is delicious, and the green beans are always cooked to perfection!

    1. 5 stars
      The best French green beans I had ever had!! I used parchment paper rather than spraying with cooking oil. Delish!!

  4. 5 stars
    These roasted green beans were so simple to make with simple and flavorful ingredients. They went great on as a side to roasted salmon.

  5. 5 stars
    Easy and delicious recipe! I substituted coconut oil for butter and it still tasted great. Definitely recommend, if you’re looking for something quicky, easy AND healthy.