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oval baking dish with green beans and lemon zest

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.
Course Appetizer, side, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 131kcal


  • 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


  • 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


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.


Calories: 131kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 7mg | Potassium: 248mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1mg