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Perfect roasted green beans

Perfect Roasted Green Beans

This is a quick and easy method for Perfect Roasted Green Beans—and is sure to become a favorite. Healthy and delicious—rumor has it even children will greedily gobble up green beans when prepared this way.




  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup.
  2. Wash and trim the rough ends off the green beans. Pat them very dry with clean tea towels or paper towels (wet green beans turn soggy in the oven).
  3. Place the prepared green beans on your baking sheet. Drizzle the olive oil over the beans and sprinkle the salt all over. Use your hands to toss until all of the beans are lightly coated in oil. Arrange the green beans across the pan in a single layer.
  4. Roast for 14 to 16 minutes, undisturbed, until they are crisp-tender with some golden, caramelized spots. (If using slender haricots verts, they may be ready a couple of minutes earlier.)
  5. Transfer to a serving dish and enjoy with any desired accompaniments (see Recipe Notes for seasoning suggestions).