Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

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This roasted parmesan green beans recipe is a healthy & flavorful side dish! They’re easy to make with only six ingredients in 30 minutes!

overhead/front view of a serving dish with Parmesan Roasted Green Beans on it


Since I like to put most of my energy into the main dish and (of course) dessert, I stick with healthy & easy sides with a handful of ingredients, like these roasted parmesan green beans.

This Parmesan green beans recipe is made with fresh green beans, but can also be made with frozen with just one extra step (thawing).

It is gluten-free and low-calorie so you have more room for dessert! 😉 If you love these, you’ll also love these apple cider green beans!

roasted parmesan green beans on a baking sheet

Parmesan Green Beans: Ingredients and Substitutions

There are only 6 ingredients in this roasted green bean recipe, so let’s chat about them and possible substitutions!

overhead photo of the labeled ingredients in this Parmesan Green Beans recipe
  • Fresh Green Beans. You can use frozen green beans instead of fresh, just follow one of the two methods I laid out in the recipe card (thawing or roasting from frozen). You can use regular or french green beans! I do not recommend using canned green beans in this recipe.
  • Olive Oil. avocado oil or canola oil are good substitutes.
  • Parmesan Cheese.  I recommend using a finely grated parmesan cheese (powder-like) in this parmesan green beans recipe. It coats the beans so nicely and browns really well. You can add a sprinkle of the larger shreds for presentation if you like!
Front view of a serving dish with Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

How to Make Parmesan Green Beans

Let’s discuss how to make parmesan green beans, and don’t forget to watch the video.

How to Wash Green Beans

The first step in this recipe is to trim & wash the beans.

  1. First, remove the ends from the beans. I prefer to roast green beans without the ends attached because the ends usually become chewy in the roasting process. Either line up a handful of beans and cut the ends off, or snap the ends off by hand (a great task to have your kids help with)!
  2. Place the trimmed green beans into a colander. 
  3. Rinse the green beans with cool water.
  4. Let the beans dry. either let them air dray or pat them dry with a tea towl.
overhead photo of fresh green beans in a colander to be washed

Once the green beans are washed and/or thawed and mostly dry, put them in a large bowl and toss with olive oil util evenly coated.

Then, add the sea salt, garlic powder and black pepper and stir.

Next, place the green beans on a large baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.

After 10 minutes, remove the green beans from the oven , sprinkle with parmesan cheese and stir.

front view of parmesan cheese being poured onto green beans in a baking sheet in the making of this Roasted Parmesan Green Beans recipe
overhead photo of Roasted Parmesan Green Beans on a baking sheet before the second roast

Return to oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown, stirring once half way through.

Remove from oven and serve immediately.

up close overhead view of Roasted Parmesan Green Beans on a baking sheet

Serve

These parmesan green beans are best when they are served immediately, crispy and warm straight from the oven with your favorite dinner recipes.

Store

Store the parmesan green beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Reheating in the microwave will cause them to lose some of their crispiness after being stored in the refrigerator. To reheat in the oven and restore some crispness, warm them at 350 degrees F until they are warmed through.

Overhead view of Roasted Parmesan Green Beans on an oval serving dish

Parmesan Green Beans Recipe FAQs

Can you roast frozen green beans? 

Yes, follow this method:
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
Gently grease a large baking sheet.
Evenly distribute frozen green beans on baking sheet.
Place in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until beans are warmed through and brighter green.
Remove warmed beans from the oven and add olive oil & spices.
Roast 10 minutes and then add parmesan cheese and continue with the recipe as directed.

How do you thaw frozen green beans: 

If you’re using frozen green beans to make this Roasted Parmesan Green Beans recipe, simply place the frozen green beans in a colander in the sink a few hours before cooking to thaw to room temperature. As they thaw water will drain from the beans, which is normal.
To speed up the process, run the frozen green beans under warm water, then let them dry!

How do you make crispy green beans?

The best way to make these parmesan crispy green beans is to be sure not to omit the pre-roasted step before adding the parmesan cheese. Also baking the green beans at a higher temperature (425 degrees F) helps them crisp up very nicely! These parmesan green beans are nice and crispy, but still soft and easy to eat!

What spices go well with green beans?

This Roasted Parmesan Green Beans recipe keeps it simple by only using salt, pepper and garlic powder. However many other spices can be added to these roasted green means to amp up the flavor, some include:
Italian seasoning blend (or individual seasonings like dried basil and oregano).
Onion powder
Chili powder
mustard powder
thyme
chives
rosemary
And the list goes on and on!

Overhead view of Roasted Parmesan Green Beans on an oval serving dish

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Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Laura
This roasted parmesan green beans recipe is a healthy & flavorful side dish! They're easy to make with only six ingredients in 30 minutes!
4.89 from 9 votes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Servings (1/2 cup each)
Calories 84.3
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time35 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Toss green beans with olive oil and stir until evenly coated.
  • Add sea salt, garlic powder and black pepper and stir until combined and evenly distributed.
  • Place green beans on a large baking sheet and bake in preheated oven for 10 minutes.
  • Remove from oven.
  • Sprinkle partially baked green beans with parmesan cheese and stir until evenly distributed.
  • Return to oven and bake for an additional 15-20 minutes until the cheese is golden brown, stirring once half way through.
  • Remove from oven and serve immediately.

Video

Notes

Ingredient Substitutions 

  • Fresh Green Beans. You can use frozen green beans instead of fresh, either thaw first and follow the recipe or use the method below. You can use regular or french green beans! I do not recommend using canned green beans in this recipe.
  • Olive Oil. Any neutral oil tastes great in this recipe. My recommendations are olive oil or avocado oil.
  • Sea Salt. Feel free to use a delicious flavored salt to make these parmesan green beans (garlic salt, onion salt, etc.)
  • Parmesan Cheese.  I recommend using a finely grated parmesan cheese (powder-like) in this parmesan green beans recipe. It coats the beans so nicely and browns really well. You can add a sprinkle of the larger shreds for presentation if you like!
Store

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
Reheating in the microwave will cause them to lose some of their crispiness after being stored in the refrigerator. To reheat in the oven and restore some crispness, warm them at 350 degrees F until they are warmed through.

How to Roast Frozen Green Beans
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. 
  2. Gently grease a large baking sheet. 
  3. Evenly distribute frozen green beans on baking sheet. 
  4. Place in preheated oven for 10-15 minutes, or until beans are warmed through and brighter green. 
  5. Remove warmed beans from the oven and add olive oil & spices. 
  6. Roast 10 minutes and then add parmesan cheese and continue with the recipe as directed. 

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 84.3kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.3g | Protein: 4.1g | Fat: 5.4g | Saturated Fat: 1.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4.9mg | Sodium: 187.9mg | Potassium: 8mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 1.5g | Vitamin A: 605IU | Vitamin C: 18.6mg | Calcium: 117mg | Iron: 0.9mg

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

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10 Comments

  1. 4 stars
    Yummy way to cook green beans. Mine were a bit too salty. Next time I will add less salt and carefully measure the Parmesan.

  2. 5 stars
    I am giving this a 5, I made it with frozen beans and want to try it with fresh next time….still. super quick and so tasty. I never would have thought to roast green beans with parmesan but it is probably going to become a weeknight staple since even the baby liked it!

    1. Hey Karen…honestly these beans are best when they are served right after roasting. If they are left too long sometimes they loose their crispiness and get soggy!

  3. I love how green beans can become such a yummy side dish especially with the right toppings like parmesan cheese.