Friday, February 25, 2011

Oven Roasted Green Beans

Because our kids are now eating green beans regularly, I've been looking for new ways to serve them. We love those green beans on the Chinese restaurant buffets, but I don't want to fry anything, especially twice (too messy--even though they're more stir-fried than deep fried). These, though, are very similar, super easy, and a big hit around here. Recipe can be halved easily.

~Recipe from

  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed*
  • 4 t. olive oil
  • 1 t. salt
  • 1/2 t. pepper (use less if your kids won't eat anything with a "kick")
  • we also add garlic and/or onion powder
*I use frozen thin green beans that I let thaw slightly for about 30 minutes on the counter (while my oven is preheating...).

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place a jelly roll pan in oven for 10 minutes (same size pan even if you have halving the recipe). Stoneware works best.
  3. Toss beans in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, pepper.
  4. Arrange beans in an even layer on preheated baking sheet. Bake for 8 minutes (or more) until crisp-tender. (Frozen beans take a little longer.)
Makes 12 servings (about 2/3 cup per serving)

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