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    Oven Baked Garlic Green Beans

    Published February 8, 2020. This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure policy.

    These tasty oven-baked garlic green beans are incredibly simple to prepare and are a great side to serve up with any main entree.  Best of all it’s only 5 ingredients and takes less than 15 minutes to cook.

    This is probably one of the more popular side dishes that we make because they’re just so easy to make.  Some other veggie sides we love are Oven Roasted Potatoes and Cauliflower Au Gratin.

    oval dish full of cooked green beans with lemon zest

    Oven-Baked Green Beans

    These oven-baked garlic green beans will work with beef, chicken, pork or fish and would go great chilled and cut up for a chopped salad the next day if you’d like.  You could also choose not to bake them and simply boil them, grill them or sauté them and simply finish with garlic and lemon.  This is a very versatile side dish and has a lot of lee-way.

    How to Clean and Prepare Garlic Green Beans

    The simple way to prepare them is either by picking off the ends of the green beans or lining them up, stems on the side and cutting them off.  I talk about how to do this and show it on video in my Ham and Green Beans Stew recipe.  Once the ends are trimmed off you could also cut them in half for easier eating and also be sure to give them a quick rinse under cold water to wash off any dirt.

    Do You Need to Blanch Them Before Oven Roasting

    You do not need to precook these before roasting in the oven.  They will completely cook through when baking and blanching them in boiling water will just make this easy process difficult and not worth the time to do so.

    How to Make Them

    Follow these very simple instructions on how to cook them:

    1. Toss the trimmed beans with garlic, olive oil and salt in a large bowl until coated.
    2. Spread out on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake at 400° for 12-15 minutes.
    3. Add some lemon zest and serve.  Simple as that.

    roasted green beans with garlic and lemon

    Recipe Chef Notes + Tips

    How to Reheat: Place on a sheet tray covered with foil or in a pan with a lid and bake at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until hot.  You can also simply heat in the microwave.

    How to Store: Keep the garlic green beans covered and pace in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  You may also freeze them covered for up to 2 months.  Thaw before reheating.

    Remember that green beans shrink up quite a bit when cooking so account for loss when feeding 4 or more people.

    For a little more flavor you can also squeeze in a little lemon juice when tossing the beans with the garlic and olive oil.

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    Oven Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Lemon

    Looking for the perfect oven-roasted side dish? Make these Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Lemons that are an excellent accompaniment to any main dish.
    Servings: 4
    Prep Time: 5 minutes
    Cook Time: 15 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes

    Ingredients 

    • 1 pound fresh picked green beans
    • 3 finely minced cloves of garlic
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • zest of 1/2 lemon
    • sea salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

    Instructions

    • Preheat the oven to 400°
    • In a bowl toss together the beans, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper until combined.
    • Next, place on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper and spread out.
    • Roast the green beans in the oven for 12 to 15 minutes or until roasted but still al dente.
    • Finish with lemon zest and serve

    Notes

    Chef Notes:
    • How to Reheat: Place on a sheet tray covered with foil or in a pan with a lid and bake at 350° for 4-6 minutes or until hot.  You can also simply heat in the microwave.
    • How to Store: Keep the garlic green beans covered and pace in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.  You may also freeze them covered for up to 2 months.  Thaw before reheating.
    • Remember that green beans shrink up quite a bit when cooking so account for loss when feeding 4 or more people. 
    • For a little more flavor you can also squeeze in a little lemon juice when tossing the beans with the garlic and olive oil.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 131kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 7mgPotassium: 248mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 782IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 46mgIron: 1mg
    Course: Appetizer, side, Side Dish
    Cuisine: American