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These Roasted Green Beans are made with fresh green beans, lemon, olive oil, parmesan, and garlic. Oven baked and so tender and delicious! This recipe is an easy and tasty vegetable side dish that even the green-bean-haters will love.

roasted green beans with garlic.

Why this recipe works:

My husband is a pretty good eater when it comes to veggies, but he’s no fan of green beans. That is, until I made them using this recipe.

  • Super easy to make: When you take fresh green beans, like I do in this recipe, and roast them to perfection with a few simple ingredients, the result is tender, chewy, flavorful green beans. So good. These parmesan green beans only take a few minutes to put together and 20 minutes to roast in the oven.
  • Serve any time of year: Every dinner needs a green vegetable on the side. These green beans are fantastic for any kind of weeknight dinner but also make quite the impression during holiday dinners like Thanksgiving or Christmas.
  • Amazing flavor: I’ll put parmesan and garlic on just about anything, but when you have a green vegetable, a squeeze of fresh lemon will knock your socks off. These tasty green beans not only offer a delicious taste, but fantastic texture.

Ingredients needed for this recipe:

Exact quantities are listed in the recipe card below.

  • fresh green beans
  • olive oil
  • lemon juice
  • fresh garlic
  • salt
  • grated parmesan cheese
roasted green beans with garlic and parmesan.

How to make oven roasted green beans:

Detailed instructions are listed in the recipe card below, but here is a summary.

  1. Prep: Preheat the oven, line baking sheet with parchment paper for easy clean up, and wash and trim green beans.
  2. Mix: In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the olive oil, lemon juice garlic, salt, and half of the parmesan cheese.
  3. Roast: Arranged the green beans in a single layer and cook half way.
  4. Stir and finish baking: After about 10 minutes of cooking, top with the remaining parmesan cheese and continue cooking until golden brown.

Serve these roasted green beans with:

Favorite main dish recipes to serve with these green beans:

If you love green beans, you’ll also want to try my homemade Green Bean Casserole or fresh Sautéed Green Beans and Corn.

roasted green beans with parmesan and garlic.

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Roasted Green Beans

Prep10 minutes
Cook20 minutes
Total30 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Roasted Green Beans, made with fresh green beans, lemon, olive oil, parmesan, and garlic are oven baked and so tender and delicious!


  • 1 pound green beans fresh, trimmed
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice about a half of a lemon
  • 3 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated, divided


  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a large bowl, toss green beans in olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, and salt to coat. Add half of the parmesan cheese and toss to evenly distribute.
    mixing green beans with parmesan and garlic in bowl.
  • Lay green beans on prepared baking sheet and arrange in a flat layer. Roast in preheated oven for 10 minutes, stir, top with remaining parmesan cheese, and continue cooking for about another 10 minutes, depending on desired tenderness.
    roasted green beans with parmesan and garlic on parchment paper.


To trim fresh green beans, simply snap off end with stem and discard.
Lining the baking sheet with parchment paper is not necessary but does make for easy clean up.


Calories: 80kcal, Carbohydrates: 6g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 5g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 332mg, Potassium: 173mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 3g, Vitamin A: 587IU, Vitamin C: 11mg, Calcium: 129mg, Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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This recipe was originally published in October 2019 and has been updated with helpful information as well as recipe tips. Don’t worry – the recipe hasn’t changed!

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  1. 5 stars
    This is an easy and delicious green beans dish. Not sure how this can feed 6 because me and hubby finish it in one sitting. 😀

  2. 5 stars
    Simple and easy and quick and crunchy and yummy too. Best option for a simple and comfort meal. Veggies are always good in this form.

  3. 5 stars
    I am really excited now because I think I’ve found my new favorite way of making green beans – they look absolutely amazing! 🙂

  4. 5 stars
    Green beans are one of my favorite vegetables! I am so excited to add this to my rotation menu for Thanksgiving!

  5. I’m looking forward to trying these, thinking ahead to Thanksgiving! Have you tried them with frozen (thawed) green beans?

    1. I don’t like to roast frozen thawed vegetables (green beans, broccoli, etc) because I find they are too wet. Fresh green beans are usually nice and dry so they roast and crisp up nicely. If you try it, will you let me know? -Krissy