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.

Roasted Green Beans Ingredients

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

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

How Do You Make Roasted Green Beans?

The first step is to choose the freshest green beans you can find. I try to buy green beans that are the same size and shape so that they’ll roast evenly. Drizzle a mixture of garlic, olive oil, dried herbs, melted butter, salt and pepper over the green beans. Next, put them in the oven to roast to perfection. 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

  • 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. If you can’t find Italian seasoning or don’t want to buy it, you can substitute an equal amount of your favorite dried herbs.
  • 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.
  • 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 green beans that have already been trimmed 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 green beans healthy?

Green beans are a very healthy vegetable and are packed with nutrients such as Vitamin A, C and K, potassium, iron, and calcium. Green beans are also low in calories, low sodium, low carb and high in fiber.

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 Video

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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. 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.
  2. 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. If you can’t find Italian seasoning or don’t want to buy it, you can substitute an equal amount of your favorite dried herbs.

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
    Green beans are my favorite and roasting them just makes them perfect for me. I also like using butter and olive oil together. This may go on my Easter table.

  2. 5 stars
    I too, love sheet pan veggies! Fast, flavorful and oh so easy! I could eat these as a snack, they look amazing!

  3. 5 stars
    Honestly I have never roasted string beans even though I’ve done this with plenty of other veggies. Will have to give it a try!

  4. 5 stars
    I love roasted green beans! Such a simple and tasty side dish. Thanks for the variation ideas, I’ve never thought to add olives. Yum!

  5. 5 stars
    there is nothing quite like a simple roasted vegetables. let the true flavor shine, right? These green beans look delicious!

  6. The perfect side! In fact, I could make a little meal out of this lovely dish! Yum!

  7. 5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe! It was delicious. And Thank you for not suggesting cilantro as a topping! Parsley, basil or mint is a perfect choice. I have a severe allergy to coriander/ cilantro it seems to be in everything these days. But many don’t care for the taste. Even found it in coleslaw at a local restaurant. Sadly:(
    Love your recipes keep them coming!!!

  8. 5 stars
    Simply delicious side dish that goes great with anything it’s paired with! Even my picky eaters loved it!

  9. 5 stars
    This was a great vegetable side dish to add to our dinner last night! Quick and easy, and tasted delicious! I highly recommend!

  10. 5 stars
    I love green beans, but haven’t had them in ages. Thanks for the tips, will have to try this recipe 🙂