The Healthful Hedonist: Comfort Food for the 21st Century

Roasted Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans

Simple. Sustainable. Savory.

Wednesdays on Mama Cooks.

Have you ever tried roasting green beans? The first time I did this the sheet pan was picked clean within minutes and one little girl was in tears - literally, crying - when I told her there were no more. Does it get better than that?

Roasted Green Beans

Preheat oven to 400 or 425, something like that.

Toss cleaned beans with a tablespoon or two of olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and lay them out in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Roast for 20 - 30 minutes depending on your oven temp. They'll be slightly crispy, caramelized and sweet. The best.

updated: 7 years ago


Who Knew?!Sunday, February 28th 2010 9:11PM

Love it -- can't wait to try it!

Roasted beansFriday, February 26th 2010 11:51AM

-- This exact same thing works great with asparagus!

That's a great idea, especially because I don't really like asparagus that much and I bet it would be better this way. Thanks!