Oven Roasted Garlic Green Beans

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Oven roasted garlic green beans are a super simple and healthy side dish that I can never stop eating! Only five ingredients in this side dish that pairs well with just about anything.

white bowl of oven roasted garlic green beans

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Pair these garlic green beans with Crock Pot Lemon Chicken or Meatloaf with Brown Gravy. Then, because you ate healthy green beans, finish off the meal with 3-Step Mini Cheesecakes

I first posted this recipe in 2011. 2011. Can you even believe that?? I can’t. I also can’t believe that it’s been pinned over 20,000 times with that one, sad little picture.

I have a little confession. I made this batch, with the intention of taking their pictures then eating them for dinner, but Bob was out and I ate the whole pan. By myself. Like fries, I just kept going back for more.

It took me long enough to take new pictures, even though I make this garlic green beans recipe often.

garlic green beans on grey platter with lemons in background


  • Green Beans – Fresh green beans, with the ends trimmed off. I also snap the larger ones in half.
  • Olive Oil – Extra virgin olive oil.
  • Salt & Pepper – The basics. I like to use sea salt & freshly ground black pepper.
  • Lemon Juice – The juice of a fresh lemon.
  • Garlic – I use the minced garlic that is packed in olive oil, because I always have that on hand. Fresh garlic will work too, of course.

fresh green beans in colander with lemons and garlic


First, preheat your oven to 425 degrees and place a foil lined pan into the oven to get hot.

The key to making these roasted garlic green beans really good (& really quick) is to start them off on the hot pan so they start cooking instantly.

Next, trim your green beans and put them in a large bowl. Add the olive oil, salt & pepper, lemon juice, and garlic, give them a toss to fully coat, then let them sit. I usually do at least 30 minutes while I’m prepping other things. The longer the better.

Then, open the hot oven and carefully pour the marinated green beans onto the hot pan. You should immediately hear the sizzle!

Let them cook for 8-12 minutes until crisp tender, or however you like them. I usually give them a toss after 8 minutes and let them cook a bit longer.

garlic green beans prepped in a bowl with garlic


  • Lipped Baking Pan – It’s helpful to have the lip so you don’t lose any green beans off the side of the pan.
  • Tongs – It’s really easy to toss the green beans with tongs, & it’s especially helpful when they’re hot.
  • Minced Garlic – I always keep minced garlic in oil in the fridge because I never remember to buy fresh garlic & it keeps a long time.
  • Mixing Bowls – To toss your green beans and let them marinate.

oven roasted garlic green beans in white plate


oven roasted lemon garlic green beans in white bowl


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oven roasted garlic green beans on baking sheet

roasted green beans in a white bowl.

Oven Roasted Garlic Green Beans

Melissa Williams | Persnickety Plates
Oven roasted garlic green beans are a super simple and healthy side dish that I can never stop eating! Only five ingredients in this side dish that pairs well with just about anything.
4.77 from 17 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Marinate 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 2 servings
Calories 151 kcal



  • Preheat the oven to 425 and place a foil covered baking sheet into the oven to get hot.
  • Place all ingredients into a large bowl & toss to coat.
  • Let the ingredients marinate for 20+ minutes.
  • Add the green beans to the hot pan hot pan (carefully), spreading to a single layer. You should hear them sizzle immediately.
  • Bake for 8-12 minutes, until crisp tender.


Serving: 1gCalories: 151kcalCarbohydrates: 18gProtein: 4gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 1177mgPotassium: 478mgFiber: 6gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1565IUVitamin C: 31.8mgCalcium: 91mgIron: 2.4mg

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oven roasted green beans on baking sheet

Originally published October 5, 2011

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  1. Nichole says

    I love these!! I have made them on the grill and in the oven. Perfect either way!

  2. Pinkie Pie says

    These green beans were so good! The whole family loved them, even my picky sister who refuses to eat anything green. I added some shredded Parmesan cheese, as well. Can’t wait to make this again!

  3. Sarah E. says

    We’re having these again tonight – they are definitely our favorite green beans. I have a repost scheduled in March on my blog 🙂

  4. Carole says

    Melissa, thanks for linking this in. Happy Easter.

  5. Rachel Willis says

    I love roasted garlic in ANY veggie. Just so happens I like green beans. YUM!

  6. Wendy Hutchins says

    Hello Melissa,
    Thanks for the recipe! I found it on Pinterest. I am making it for the first time tonight and my son has already commented on how good it smells. Thank you!

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  8. Renee says

    5 stars
    Just found this recipe on pinterest, had some fresh green beans from the farm + was looking for a different and quick way to cook them up instead of steaming. They turned out great, even my picky kids loved them! Didn’t have time to let them marinate, but we’re very delicious anyway! Thanks!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yay – love hearing that Renee! Thanks for letting me know =) Next time, marinate them and they’ll be even better. I made them last week and they were so good.

  9. Kathy Stag says

    A neighbor brought these green beans to a block pot luck. Everyone went nuts over them!! It’s the reason I put Yummly on my computer! Thanks for sharing.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Yay glad you love them! And you don’t even need Yummly 🙂

  10. Erin Gamma says

    5 stars
    Here’s my comment. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ l have made this green beans oven baked side dish a million times. Tonight is Thanksgiving Eve and I’m marinating the beans over night. I’ve never done that before. My friends brother is allergic to milk so this is the perfect treat for him. It’s easy and delicious. I’m happy I found your recipe.

    • Melissa Williams says

      Thanks so much for letting me know! Happy Thanksgiving! ♥️

  11. Alison says

    4 stars
    I’m about to roast green beans and found your recipe. I’ve never seen lemon juice in the recipes for roasted green beans, so I’m gonna try it. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hope you liked them! I put lemon on nearly everything 😉

  12. Roxanne says

    5 stars
    Delicious and easy!

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