I’ve been making these Easiest Garlic Roasted Green Beans as a quick and easy side dish to go with everything from Italian to Indian dishes!
These green beans are truly a case where the sum is much greater than the parts! I don’t even know how to explain the magic that happens. After all this side dish only has 3 ingredients in it, yet I have yet to meet a person who doesn’t love them.
These were even a hit with my nephews and niece when I served them with my Lazy Lasagna recently. You wouldn’t think the green beans would be the first thing to disappear in a meal like that, but that’s exactly what happened. I made 2 huge sheet pans full, and the 8 of us absolutely annihilated them.
The thing I find the most interesting is everyone always asks if there’s butter on them, and they can never believe there’s not! This recipe is barely qualifies as a ‘recipe’ since it only has green beans + olive oil + garlic powder. Then they’re seasoned with a bit of sea salt, and the magic happens in the oven.
The real secret to these green beans is the oven temperature!
The oven temperature for this recipe no less than 500ºF. So no… that’s not a misprint in the recipe below, the hot oven temperature is everything.
This whole recipe started as an experiment with how to make frozen veggies taste better. Every time I tried roasting them, I ended up with a watery mess in my pan with no browned bits in site. Even worse, the green beans always got overcooked when I tried roasting them since they’re flashed cooked before they’re frozen.
So one day, I turned the oven to broil, and ended up with the most beautifully browned and perfectly roasted green beans. However broiling was problematic, because I often ended up burning the edges. And so that’s a very long way of saying that 500ºF turned out to be the sweet spot for roasting frozen veggies.
Let’s jump in and make this recipe step by step:
Start by preheating the oven to 500ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then spread the frozen green beans evenly across the parchment paper.
Sprinkle evenly with the garlic powder, sea salt, and optional black pepper, then drizzle the olive oil over the top.
Toss to combine, then roast until browned, 10-15 minutes. Serve immediately with your choice of main dish. My Instant Pot Lazy Lasagna has been a bit hit with these green beans. And I love them in my meatloaf meal prep as well!
More green bean recipe inspiration:
- Green Beans with Lemon Dill Vinaigrette
- Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans
- Green Beans wit Bacon Mushroom Sauce
- Balsamic Glazed Red Pepper Green Beans
Frozen veggies: 500ºF is perfect for creating nice browned veggies.
Fresh veggies: 450ºF is a better temperature for cooking them properly as they brown. For larger/harder veggies like butternut squash, I find 425ºF to be perfect.
One more tip: Lastly I just wanted to mention the sheer versatility of this side dish. Since they’re simply flavored with just garlic, you can serve them with almost anything. As I mentioned, anything Italian is great, but also consider other cuisines like Indian – these are great with my Butter Chicken or Bacon Wrapped Ranch Chicken too.
I hope you’ll enjoy these green beans as much as we have! If you do make them, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. I always love hearing from you here. And over on Instagram where you can tag me at #getinspiredeveryday with your photos.Print
The simplest most crowd pleasing green beans I’ve ever made!
1 pound (6 cups) frozen green beans
1 Teaspoon garlic granules
1/4 Teaspoon sea salt, or to taste
1 Tablespoon olive oil
Optional: black pepper to taste, about 1/4 Teaspoon
Preheat the oven to 500ºF and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Spread the frozen green beans evenly over the baking sheet.
Sprinkle evenly with the garlic powder, sea salt, and pepper if you’re using it.
Drizzle with olive oil, then toss to combine.
Roast the green beans in the oven until they begin to brown on the tops, 10-15 minutes.
Serve immediately. These are also great at room temperature as well, and I often pack them into our lunches to eat cold later.
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Roasting
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Easiest Garlic Green Beans, Roasted Green Beans, Roast Green Beans from frozen