Perfect Roasted Green Beans

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Overhead shot of a bowl of roasted green beans topped with slivered almonds and lemon zest

Green beans without the fuss? These PERFECT roasted green beans are an effortless side the whole family will love. Say goodbye to babysitting beans on the stovetop! 

Just 3 ingredients, 1 pan, and 20 minutes required for these savory, caramelized, perfectly salted beans that basically cook themselves. Let the kitchen multi-tasking begin!

Green beans, salt, and olive oil

How to Make Roasted Green Beans

It doesn’t get much easier than roasted veggies! Here’s what we do:

  1. Wash, dry, and trim the green beans
  2. Toss with oil and salt
  3. Then add to a parchment-lined baking sheet (for easy clean up) and bake!
Using a spoon to drizzle olive oil over green beans on a baking sheet

After baking for about 15 minutes in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit (218 Celsius), they become perfectly fork tender and lightly browned on the edges — a.k.a. green bean perfection!

You can keep the green beans simple (we couldn’t stop eating them straight from the pan as is), or make them a little fancy by garnishing with lemon zest and slivered almonds or sesame seeds.

Baking sheet of perfect oven roasted green beans

We hope you LOVE these PERFECT roasted green beans! They’re:

Slightly caramelized
Buttery (without butter!)
& SO quick & easy!

Enjoy as a simple side with almost any meal, including our Creamy Vegan Mushroom Stroganoff, Miso Pumpkin Risotto with Crispy Sage, or Cheesy Vegan Pizza Beans (30 Minutes!).

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Lemon zest, sesame seeds, salt, and slivered almonds next to a bowl of roasted green beans topped with lemon zest and almonds

Perfect Roasted Green Beans

Perfect roasted green beans — savory, caramelized, and perfectly salted. A quick and easy side made in 20 minutes with just 3 ingredients and 1 pan!
Author Minimalist Baker
Overhead shot of a bowl of roasted green beans with slivered almonds and lemon zest
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 (Servings)
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days


  • 12 oz. fresh green beans, washed and dried, ends trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

GARNISH optional

  • Slivered almonds or sesame seeds
  • Lemon zest


  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F (218 C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Place your green beans on the parchment-lined baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil, and sprinkle with sea salt. Toss to evenly distribute the oil and salt. Roast on the center rack for 15-17 minutes or until tender with a lightly browned exterior, tossing around the 8-minute mark.
  • Serve as a side or in bowls, wraps, or pasta, or on salads. Option to garnish with toasted almonds, sesame seeds, or lemon zest!
  • Best when fresh. Leftovers will keep in a sealed container in the refrigerator for 2-3 days. Reheat in a skillet (we prefer cast iron) over medium-high heat until warm. Not freezer friendly.



*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated without optional ingredients.

Nutrition (1 of 4 servings)

Serving: 1 serving Calories: 56 Carbohydrates: 5.9 g Protein: 1.6 g Fat: 3.6 g Saturated Fat: 0.5 g Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5 g Monounsaturated Fat: 2.4 g Trans Fat: 0 g Cholesterol: 0 mg Sodium: 151 mg Potassium: 179 mg Fiber: 2.3 g Sugar: 2.8 g Vitamin A: 98 IU Vitamin C: 10 mg Calcium: 32 mg Iron: 0.9 mg

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  1. Jen says

    How did I never roast green beans before? I roast everything else. I don’t think I will ever eat them any other way again!

  2. Chana says

    Know it’s a spoiler but if fresh green beans aren’t available in our area will frozen green beans roasted come in a greatly distanced second?

  3. Ann Opinion says

    We love this recipe.
    Comes together quickly and easily.
    Served as suggested with the option of lemon zest and/ or toasted sliced almonds on top. Will be adding this to our vegetable side rotation.

  4. Jen B says

    These look wonderful! I love every vegetable roasted, but have never done green beans. I don’t often have fresh, do you think this could be made to work with frozen? Maybe well thawed and dried well?

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Jen, they are best with fresh green beans, however in a pinch, frozen should work. They might not get as caramelized! Hope this helps. xo

  5. Evie says

    Hi, love your recipes. Do you think this would work for frozen beans? I froze so many last summer and I’m having trouble finding ways to use them.

    • Avatar for Dana @ Minimalist BakerSupport @ Minimalist Baker says

      Hi Evie, we don’t think this would work as well with frozen green beans. You could thaw them, drain the liquid and proceed with the recipe in a pinch!

    • Judy says

      Hi Lester, I’ve made roasted green beans with aquafaba then tossed with nutritional yeast and gluten free panko bread crumbs sea salt cracked pepper and tarragon. Bake 425 17-20 minutes. It works great and tastes like Green French Fries ! But it’s not going to taste like this recipe, which is green bean at its sweetest. To enhance the flavors add balsamic and roasted cherry tomatoes in the final 10 minutes of cooking Hope this helps you!