Friday, March 23, 2012

Roasted Green Beans

I love green beans: crunchy and raw for an afternoon snack, steamed and bright green to accompany any meal, and my latest favorite - roasted till lightly browned and caramelized.  My friend Danielle found this recipe on Pinterest and raved about them so I gave them a try. This is a fun new way to prepare an old standby and is quickly becoming a favorite side dish at dinner time.  My husband loved them roasted and I think I need to start making him his own pan because he eats so many of them prepared this way.
These are very simple to prepare and don't take too long at all too roast.

Roasted Green Beans
recipe from Skinny Taste

Ingredients:
1 lb green string beans
2 teaspoons olive oil
salt and pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

Directions:Preheat oven to 425 degrees.  Wash and trim the ends of the green beans.
Place the green beans on a baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil and add salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Use you hands to toss everything together.  Spread in a single layer on your baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes, shaking the pan after 10 minutes to turn them over.
Watch them carefully during the last couple minutes to make sure they don't get burned.  This batch probably should have come out of the oven a minute or two earlier.
 Yum.  These green beans are really delicious.
Serve 'em while they're hot!
I mentioned these in my last post for Bacon Wrapped Stuffed Chicken Breast, because they were an excellent pairing.  I think these roasted green beans are going on my menu for Easter dinner :)

Enjoy!

6 comments:

  1. These sound so yummy! This is how we do our asparagus and they are a huge hit. So I bet beans this way will be awesome too. Thanks!

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  2. Bought some fresh green beans just yesterday and was planning to saute them with some olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper. Think I'll try your roasting method instead. Thanks so much for the inspiration!

    ~Lisa

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  3. oh yum! Green beans are also good with little pieces of bacon.

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  4. I found your blog and I really liked it very much!! I will follow you!! Best regards from Greece!!

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  5. Made these for Easter, and they were a winner! :)

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