Turn a freezer staple into one delicious and healthy side dish with this Oven Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan recipe!
While I love them fresh, frozen green beans can be quite good. I’d never really thought of roasting them until recently though. I saw online that other people had tried it and decided to give it a try myself. I wasn’t expecting that they would be so tasty, but they actually are really good! Who knew roasting frozen green beans could make them taste so much better?
Fresh veggies are great, but it’s super convenient to be able to pull a bag of frozen green beans out of the freezer and use them. It’s something that I can always keep on hand for a super easy and healthy side dish. As always, simple side dish recipes that only call for a few ingredients are a great thing to have on hand.
I sprinkled some freshly shredded Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese over the top of mine as soon as they came out of the oven. I also squeezed a little fresh lemon juice over the beans. The lemon juice is an optional topping, but I like the tiny bit of acidity it adds.
You could make this recipe with fresh green beans as well. The cook time would just be shorter. Either way, these Oven Roasted Green Beans make one yummy side dish!
- 1 (16 oz.) bag of frozen whole green beans ( I like Trader Joe's Organic)
- 2 tbsp . olive oil
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 2 tbsp finely grated Parmigiano-Reggiano Cheese
- squeeze of fresh lemon juice (optional)
Preheat oven to 425°F. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the olive oil, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Spread out evenly onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Place into oven and roast for thirty minutes, stirring about halfway through the roasting time.
Remove from oven, sprinkle shredded cheese over the top and squeeze fresh lemon juice over the beans. Serve immediately.