These garlic parmesan green beans are quick and easy and packed full of flavor. The garlic and parmesan really make these green beans tasty.
Story Behind Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
When I was pregnant with my first child, vegetables became difficult for me to eat. Granted, this was way back in the day before I was into cooking or baking. Instead of preparing fresh vegetables, my husband and I did a lot of canned green beans and corn. We were poor, okay?
Personally, I was a fan of frozen vegetables, but my husband grew up on canned veggies, so that’s what we had a lot. Plus, it was a whole twenty cents cheaper. During dinner one night, I found a green bean on my plate that still had the stem on it.
It may not sound like a big deal, but to this pregnant and nauseous mama, it was a huge deal. I can’t remember if I actually bit into it or not, but I do know that I didn’t eat green beans for years.
I tried a few years later to eat frozen green beans that had been boiled. They were squeaky when I bit down, so it was a no-go on green beans for a few more years.
It wasn’t until I rediscovered fresh green beans at the grocery store. I bought some, but they stayed in the back of the fridge for a few days until I mustered up the courage to make them. This time, though, I decided I was going to roast green beans in the oven instead. That was a game-changer move.
I roasted them with salt, pepper, and a little bit of olive oil. After they had been roasting for a while, I decided I could probably make them taste even better. So I decided that I would add garlic and parmesan cheese. Why not? Those are two ingredients I always have on hand and they happen to add a lot of flavor.
That night was the first night in years that I found green beans delicious. However, it wasn’t just me. All of the kids and my husband couldn’t stop raving about these roasted garlic parmesan green beans. They are now a staple in our house and devoured every time I make them.
Ingredients Needed for Roasted Garlic Green Beans
You only need a few ingredients to make these roasted garlic green beans.
- Fresh Green Beans- canned or frozen won’t work in this recipe.
- Olive Oil- I love this brand of olive oil.
- Salt- I prefer to use sea salt for this recipe.
- Pepper- freshly ground is best.
- Parmesan Cheese– yes, I’m talking about the green jar. Trust me on this. It isn’t the same with freshly grated.
- Garlic- I love to use already minced garlic that comes in a jar. Freshly minced will also work.
Kitchen Essentials for Roasted Garlic Green Beans
You don’t need much to make these green beans, but I do use these three things each time I make this recipe.
- Cookie Sheet- just a simple cookie sheet like these Wilton cookie sheets will do.
- Parchment Paper- I love to use these parchment paper sheets. This will make clean up a breeze.
- Tongs– this will make tossing the garlic and parmesan on the green beans easy.
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Roasted Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
- 2 lbs fresh green beans
- 1-2 tbsp olive oil
- ¼ cup parmesan cheese
- 1 tbsp minced garlic
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400°. Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper
- Wash and dry the green beans. Cut off the ends and lay them on the cookie sheet.
- Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Remember that the cheese is salty as well, so you will need less salt than you think. Toss the green beans together with the tongs until coated with the olive oil.
- Roast the green beans for 10-12 minutes and remove from the oven. The green beans should be softened and have some coloring to them.
- Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the green beans and add the 1 tbsp of garlic. Toss the green beans to coat the green beans in the cheese and garlic.
- Roast for another 5-7 minutes. Be careful to not burn your garlic!
- Remove from the oven and enjoy as a side dish to your favorite meal.
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