Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Roasted Green Beans

Now now... if you are looking at my post and thinking "booooring" hear me out- these are good stuff. Roasting veggie tends to result in a delicious, caramelized taste that can't be beat. I used to roast veggies, but I never got them right. Where I went wrong was following the recipe too closely. You really need to pay attention to the veggies, not the clock. They need to be withering a bit, browning a bit, and really softening up. Once you get to that point you are golden (no pun intended).

These were really just so very good. John said they were his favorite part of the meal- and that's saying something when there are mashed potatoes on the plate too. I topped them with Garlic Gold nuggets and they were just divine. BTW- Garlic Gold is my new favorite seasoning. It's like crunchy roasted garlic and I just die when I eat it, die I tell you. I bought all four varieties and if you are interested in trying something new give them a shot.

Source: Emeril Lagasse


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
Trim the ends of the green beans and add to a large bowl.
Toss with the extra-virgin olive oil, salt and pepper and spread out evenly on a parchment lined baking sheet.
Roast, stirring once halfway through, until lightly caramelized and crisp tender, 12 to 15 minutes. 


  1. we make these at home and they are better to french fries to me.. and i LOVE french fries... to make mine extra crispy i preheat my oven and put the cookie sheet in the oven first to get it extra hot at 400 degrees and then put the green beans [we have also used asparagas] on it - so it puts a crunchy outside layer on it at first.... they are delicious!

  2. I agree raosted vegetables can't be beat, I have never roasted green beans...on to my list they go

  3. not at all boring! we love these--anything i can roast and eat like fries is game in my book :)

  4. Can't wait to try these! they look delicious! I was going to buy some of the seasoning too, but it's 25 dollars just to ship to where we live. *sigh*

  5. I just wanted to thank you for posting these! So simple, but even through all of my broccoli or potato roastings, I never thought of doing green beans. It's now one of our favorites! I roasted green beans and baby red potatoes together and they were amazing. I could have just eaten them for dinner.

  6. I roast broccoli, cauliflower and brussels sprouts all the time and love them, but have never even thought to try green beans, or as someone else mentioned, asparagus. These are in the oven now!

  7. We make these all the time. This week, I tossed them with some kraft Greek vinegarette dressing. They were UNBELIEVABLE. My teenage daughter took the leftover cold ones in her lunch the next day. Crazy good