Baked Garlic Green Beans with a Recipe Video
Baked Garlic Green Beans are a simple and delicious side dish that will compliment any main entree. Crunchy green beans and roasted garlic, make this one easy yummy side!
Everybody loves veggies right?? Wrong!! I am not a huge veggie fan and I hate that I am so picky. I absolutely adore my husband for putting up with me because he only gets a select amount of vegetables in our house.
When we got married 15 years ago (wow that’s a long time), I never cooked with fresh vegetables. I never cooked period, but that’s not the point of this post today, hehe. I always threw a can of veggies in a pan and warmed that up for dinner. But things are different now and I’m exploring more with fresh vegetables.
Mom used to always make canned green beans when we were kids, so I knew I liked the canned version. I never knew if I’d actually like fresh green beans. I instantly feel in love with them when I tried them for the first time. They’re so easy to cook with and soo very very yummy. You can never go wrong with green beans.
I think every one likes them. I wanted to share this recipe with you all today because Christmas is literally days away and I thought you all might need a simple, 4 ingredient side dish. I know I’ll be slaving away in the kitchen making the appetizers, mains and dessert. The last thing I need to worry about is what side I’ll be making.
This recipe is fool proof and is perfect with chicken, fish or steak dinners. No matter what you’re cooking this holiday season, or for dinner this dish will accompany it perfectly.
Get the Recipe: Baked Garlic Green Beans
- 1 to 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and ends cut off
- 4-5 cloves garlic, chopped or minced
- sea salt & pepper, to your liking
- 1-2 tsp olive oil
- Preheat oven to 350 F degrees.
- Place green beans in a large bowl. Pour olive oil over green beans and toss.
- Sprinkle with salt, pepper and garlic over green beans. Pour onto baking sheet.
- Cook for 17-20 minutes, checking and tossing half way through cooking process.
- Serve immediately & enjoy!
Green beans are one of my favorite veggies! My husband is picky about his vegetables, but luckily, he loves green beans. And we both LOVE garlic, so this version was made for us. So easy, too! Love this, Cyndi! And great video! 🙂
I’ve always heard that roasting veggies was easy, but it doesn’t seem to work for me! I made the Baked Garlic Green Beans for dinner, this evening & was kind of disappointed in how they turned out. I felt they were too crunchy, after baking for 20 minutes. I think I needed to put more salt & pepper on them, as they didn’t have much flavor. Help! ?
Hi Gayle. I’ll totally help you out. I’m sorry that the green beans were to crunchy. Next time try to cook them for another 5-10 mins. Since ovens can vary that could be a factor. Also I would try using a little more olive oil. Make sure those green beans are coated. And yes to the salt, pepper and garlic. That’s what makes these green beans so tasty. I hope you try them again and let me know how it goes. I’m happy to help. 🙂
If you want softer green beans, blanche in boiling water for 2-3 minutes, until bright green in color. Plunge into ice water to halt cooking. Now continue on with recipe as written. Beans will be fork tender and not crunchy!
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wow, it is really tasty and delicious.
Thanks so much Kelly! 🙂
Can you use frozen beans?
Hi Darlene, I’ve never tried using frozen beans before so I can’t tell you for sure it would work. My concern would be that the beans might become mushy. Fresh green beans are the best way to go with this recipe. Please let me know if you end up trying it with frozen green beans. Now you have me curious. Thanks! 🙂
Can this be made ahead I am bringing them to dinner but at someone else’s house which is an hour away was just going to prepare them and back when I arrive but wasn’t sure if they would be too soggy
Hi Sabina, I wouldn’t suggest making them ahead of time, they will turn soggy. I recommend preparing them at your house and then simply baking them when you get to the persons house. Hope this helps. Let me know if you have any more questions.
I am happy that you found a recipe to incorporate fresh vegetables in your diet! 🙂
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What a great side dish! My kids would definitely eat their veggies if they looked like this; I will try this tonight!
I am trying these tonight. I’m thinking of adding a few onion slices. We’ll see.
Onion slices sound yummy! Let me know how it turns out! 🙂
Looks beautiful and delicious! I do some prep ahead meals but not that many. I think this is very worthwhile and nice to know you always have a meal on hand!
I love baked green beans! I used whole garlic and lemon pepper!
These were easy to make since I was the one cooking for my wife. Turned out great and she loved them!