simple green beans are AMAZING!

simple green beans-hSimple sides are sometimes the best sides.  There is just something so good about letting the vegetable come through without a lot of extra seasoning or technique being used to enhance it and these simple green beans are AMAZING!

For me I find that roasting a veggie with a few simple spices really brings out the best in most veggies and these green beans are a perfect example of this simple cooking technique.  

Growing-up green beans was just about the only veggie I would eat, and the love for this little green spear has only increased as I have moved into adult hood.  I love them cooked low and slow, wrapped in bacon, sautéed, even fried but roasting them is definitely my favorite way to enjoy this perfect little veggie.  

Now when I was a kid my mom used canned green beans a lot, we just didn’t have access to all the wonderful fresh veggies we do now but now fresh is all that I use…even in casseroles such as the infamous green bean casserole (my recipe can be found here).  My family was never a huge green bean casserole family but it always seemed to make an appearance on our Holiday tables, but this year in place of the creamy casserole I think we will stick with these simply roasted green beans…and save the creamy stuff for the gravy and mashed potatoes.

4 servings

Simply Roasted Green Beans

Sometimes simple is best, and these green beans are definitely some the best we have had.

5 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

25 minTotal Time

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1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp pepper
1 tsp garlic powder (or onion powder)


Preheat oven to 350
Line a small rimmed baking sheet with foil
Spred green beans into a single layer on foil
Drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat green beans evenly
Sprinkle with salt, pepper & garlic powder
Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until green beans are tender
Serve & ENJOY!!


Each serving is 1 WW+ points:

Nutritional Info Calories 47 Calories from Fat 12 Total Fat 1.3g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 588mg Potassium 244mg Total Carbohydrates 8.4g Dietary Fiber 4.0g Sugars 1.6g Protein 2.1g Vitamin A 16% - Vitamin C 31% - Calcium 4% - Iron 7% Nutrition Grade A

Whether you will have green bean casserole or these simply roasted green beans on your table this Holiday season I hope you will fall in love with this simple veggie all over again!

Bring a new tradition to the table and let the green bean be the star!!  

Make everyday sparkle  – MJ

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