I have picky eaters in my home and I am always looking for a creative way to make sure my family eats the green vegetables they needed for a healthy diet. I found this recipe in my grandmother’s recipe box tucked away in my mother’s cupboard. It was long forgotten since my mother never made these for me when I was growing up. If you have picky eaters in your family and want to ensure that they get delicious and nutritious food, check out this recipe for oven roasted green beans with olive oil and garlic. Your picky eaters will ask for second helping, so be ready to serve extra. This is a simple dish that compliments just about any entrée. The best temperature to cook fresh green beans is 425 degrees. In this guide, let’s find out how long to roast green beans in oven at 425 degrees and tips for this oven roasted green beans recipe. This five ingredient dish will surely have your family wanting roasted green beans every night of the week.
It takes 15 minutes to roast the green beans in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Roasting the green beans at 425 degrees ensures that all the natural flavors in the green beans pop when you bite in.
This recipe needs one pound of fresh green beans (frozen is okay).
The salt, pepper, and garlic add to those flavors and your family is going to love it. No more boiled green beans that are low on flavor and do not look appealing and you are not boiling away all those essential nutrients needed. These roasted green beans look fantastic and are ready to eat.
Timing can be everything in cooking. If you are in a hurry and need to serve this meal quickly, you can reduce the cook time by upping the roasting temperature to 450 degrees and roast the green beans for 12 minutes. Roasting the green beans at a higher temperature does not impact their flavor or appearance. Just save you a few minutes of cooking time. For extra crispiness, you can even broil the green beans for 10 minutes or until done. Just make sure to keep an eye on the green beans so you do not overcook them and burn them.
If you want to cook the roasted green beans with other dishes, you can roast them at 350 degrees for 22 minutes. This ensures everything comes out well timed and you are ready to plate and serve. I use this technique for holidays like Thanksgiving when timing is essential, as is oven space.
Want to add more flavors and jazz up the appearance of this dish? I like to add slivered or chopped almonds for a great taste and appearance to the roasted green beans. Just add a quarter of a cup of slivered or chopped almonds before placing the sheet into the oven. Almonds have a hint of sweetness and the salt and garlic help bring that almond sweetness out. If I am out of slivered or chopped almonds in my pantry, I will reach for the shredded parmesan cheese. After the green beans finish roasting, I will sprinkle parmesan cheese evenly on the green beans for more flavor. Parmesan and garlic go great together. Pro tip, you can add the parmesan cheese in the last five minutes of cooking for a roasted more nutty flavor to the parmesan cheese. Enjoy!