Perfect Roasted Green Beans Recipe – Cookie and Kate

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Have you tried toasted green beans? They’re new to me, so I’m excited to spread the word with this recipe! Roasted green beans are a light and healthy garnish to accompany heavier meals.

Green beans are one of the fastest roasted vegetable options, as they are ready after only 15 minutes in the oven. Like all roasted vegetables, roasted green beans have an intensified, caramelized flavor, like more sophisticated versions of their raw or steamed states.

fresh green beans

We discovered toasted green beans on Josephine’s menu in Nashville. I always look to restaurant menus for fun side dishes, and their charred green beans didn’t disappoint. They served them with tahini and toasted sesame seeds, which inspired the variation you see above.

Toasted green beans are quite simple to prepare. I just have a few tips before we start:

  • Start with fresh, vibrant green beans. They should have firm, even skin and break easily. Don’t bother roasting old, starchy green beans.
  • Dry green beans before mixing with oil. Water droplets outside will turn into soft spots in the oven.
  • Don’t pile up the beans. If you want to double down on the recipe to serve a larger crowd, divide the beans into two pans.
  • Stop toasting when the beans are crispy and tender with some caramelized stains. There is no need to roast green beans into oblivion.

green beans and sesame seeds

How to season roasted

green beans

Honestly, it’s hard to resist eating these green beans straight out of the pan. I also enjoy them with creamy aioli on the side, to dip.

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For the delicious sesame variation shown in the photo above, serve your roasted green beans on a serving plate swirling with tahini sauce. Top green beans with a light splash of toasted sesame oil, a pinch of freshly roasted sesame seeds, and some fresh torn basil or cilantro.

Or, top your toasted green beans with a few simple additions to make them look more appealing on the table. Choose only one or two (ok, maybe three). Here are some ideas:

  • Lemon zest and/or lemon slices
  • Sprinkle finely

  • grated Parmesan cheese
  • Small handful of fresh basil, mint, parsley, chives or green onion, finely chopped
  • Light

  • sprinkle of red pepper flakes
  • Pat or two of butter
  • Light balsamic

  • reduction drizzle or thick balsamic vinegar
  • Sliced toasted almonds See

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Serving Tips

Serve these roasted green beans as a light, healthy accompaniment to main courses. They might even be worthy of your Christmas table! I especially like roasted green beans with rich Italian tomato dishes. Try them


  • Frittatas (stove
  • or baked)

  • Hearty spaghetti with lentils and marinara sauce or basic spaghetti with marinara sauce
  • Italian casseroles: Parmesan eggplant, Ziti baked lentils, stuffed spinach or vegetable lasagna
  • Pasta e Fagioli (Italian pasta and beans)
  • Stuffed pumpkin: Bowls of “pizza” of spaghetti pumpkin or vegetarian stuffed acorn pumpkin

roasted green bean recipe

More roasted vegetables

to enjoy

These roasted vegetables are excellent side dishes or meal components. You’ll also find flavor variations in each post, so you’ll never get tired of them.

  • Roasted asparagus
  • Roasted

  • beets
  • Roasted

  • broccoli Roasted
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Roasted

  • carrots
  • Roasted

  • cauliflower Roasted
  • potatoes

  • Roasted sweet potatoes
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Please let me know how your green beans turn out in the comments! I’d love to know how you serve them in your home.

toasted green beans on serving trays


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