Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

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Looking for a new easy way to prepare your green beans this holiday season? These rich delicious roasted parmesan green beans let the oven do all the work. 

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Simple and Easy Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Green beans are a staple at every holiday meal and a favorite in my family all year round. This super simple roasted parmesan green beans recipe is a go to in my home and is a nice way to give a little crunch to fresh green beans. 

Green beans are a great source of vitamins A, C, and K. I like to cook them on a regular basis to try to keep my kids healthy during the school year when germs abound. My son calls these panko covered green beans “Green Fries.” I think McDonalds could benefit from adding these to their menu alongside your Big Mac and large coke. 

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How To Make Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

To make this recipe, you’ll need:

  • Green beans – there are tons of varieties of green beans, feel free to use whatever kind you prefer. I typically use French green beans for this recipe. 
  • Olive Oil –  the olive oil helps the green beans roast and not stick to the pan and it helps the breadcrumbs to stick to the beans. You can use whatever oil you prefer, if you use coconut oil make sure you heat it till it is a liquid before spreading it. 
  • Parmesan cheese – you can use shaved or shredded parmesan. Parmesan has a very salty nutty flavor that compliments the fresh green beans. You can substitute asiago if you prefer. 
  • Panko bread crumbs – I use panko breadcrumbs to soak up the moisture released from the green beans while they are baking. You can use Italian breadcrumbs or see FAQs for a gluten free substitution. 
  • Salt – I use a fine granular kosher sea salt. It draws out the natural flavor of the beans and breadcrumbs. 
  • Garlic powder – I love the punch that garlic gives to other food, I use garlic powder here since it coats the green beans well and doesnt give off additional moisture. 
  • Onion powder – onion powder goes well with garlic and adds a bit of sweetness to the beans. 

Once you’ve gathered your ingredients, we will use the following method:

  • Step 1 – Combine all the ingredients in a mixing bowl and toss envenly to coat 
  • Step 2 – Spread the beans out on a large baking sheet lined with parchment paper or sprayed with cooking spray. 
  • Step 3 – Bake at 400 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes, stir them halfway through the baking to ensure even cooking. 
  • Step 4 – Let them cool a bit and enjoy!
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Tips and Tricks to Perfect Parmesan Roasted Green Beans:

Check out these tips and tricks for becoming a green bean master.

Tip 1 – Let your green beans have a bite. You may be tempted to cook the green beans until they are very soft but keeping a nice bite will give you the best result since they will release a lot of moisture if overcooked. 

Tip 2 – Don’t crowd the pan. If you are doubling this recipe for a holiday meal just pull out another pan and roast on two racks in the oven instead of crowding them all into one pan. These green beans need space between them for moisture to escape evenly. 

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FAQ’s:

What can I substitute for the bread crumbs if I want to make this gluten free?

For a gluten free option, process a few tbsp of dry oatmeal in the blender until it has a flour-like consistency and use it in place of the breadcrumbs. The point of the bread crumbs is to soak up some moisture so don’t omit them completely.

What’s the best way to keep leftovers?

Leftovers will keep for 3-4 days in the refrigerator in an airtight container.

How can I use leftovers?

One of my favorite ways of using leftover green beans is just adding them on top of your salad for a hearty healthy lunch. 

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What to serve with Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

If you’re gearing up for a big, hearty feast to serve your green beans at, we have some delicious, hearty main dishes and sides that will pair perfectly with parmesan green beans that won’t take up all your time in the kitchen, and make you feel like a culinary rockstar!

We love to serve these green beans with fresh homemade rolls, like our Buttery Soft Dinner Rolls or Yeast Rolls, with meaty main dishes like Ribeye Roast, Spatchcocked Turkey, Roasted Turkey Breast, or Brown Bag Herb Roasted Turkey – as well as our Garlic Butter Sausage and Mushroom Stuffing on the side!

For more of our Thanksgiving side dishes, find our recent favorites below:

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Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Delicious easy roasted green beans loaded with flavor from parmesan.

Ingredients

  • 1lb fresh green beans 
  • 2 tbsp olive oil 
  • 3 tbsp grated, shaved, or shredded parmesan cheese 
  • 2 tbsp panko bread crumbs 
  • ½ tsp salt 
  • ¼ tsp garlic powder 
  • ¼ tsp onion powder

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 400ºF.
  1. Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Toss until evenly coated 
  2. Spread green beans on a large parchment paper lined baking sheet. 
  3. Bake for 15-20 stirring halfway through. Let cool and enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 125Total Fat 8gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 3mgSodium 386mgCarbohydrates 11gFiber 3gSugar 4gProtein 4g

Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.

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