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Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Single layer of roasted green beans with sliced lemons on top.

Light, Healthy, Easy and of Course Delicious 

Sometimes you just need something simple and light to balance those other heavy dishes on the table. That’s just what you get with these Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans. They’re not too lemony or garlicky, and the roasting just gives them a nice flavor you can’t get from the microwave. 

 

Do You Need a Garlic Press?

Silver garlic press with garlic being pressed out of the holes. It's laying on a wood board and there's whole garlic in the background.
A garlic press makes mincing garlic fast and easy.

No, of course not, but I love how easy it is to mince garlic with a Garlic Press  and there are so many options out there. They also don’t take up much room and are easy to clean unlike those awful onion choppers that I despise. 

 

Is it better to line a sheet pan with parchment or foil?

Hands down, parchment wins every time. I used foil for decades and got so frustrated when the food would stick to it. I would rather clean the pan then try to scrape my food off of the foil only to have it tear or still be stuck to the food.

Parchment paper is for the most part, non-stick. I like the kind with a grid printed on the paper because it makes it easier to cut to size, but the flat sheets are nice because they are flat and not curled. Here are some options for different types parchment paper

These Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans are light, healthy and couldn’t be easier. You’ll feel good about serving these to your family. 

Step-By-Step Instructions: 

Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas Mark 7. Wash and trim your green beans, and remove any stems or bad beans.

Fresh green beans on a wood cutting board.

Place parchment on a sheet pan. Place green beans on top of parchment. Drizzle olive oil over this followed by minced garlic. Toss all together and spread out in one layer avoiding over crowding. Season with salt and pepper.

Single layer of fresh green beans on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Slice lemons, remove seeds and layer those on top. Squeeze juice from the ends of the lemon over areas that don’t have lemon slices over them.

Several lemon slices on a wood cutting board.

 

Single layer of roasted green beans with sliced lemons on top. There a nutcracker who looks like a chef in the foreground.
Pepé is double checking my green bean and lemon placement before we roast these green beans.

Roast for 10-15 minutes. This can also be roasted/baked at 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5 for about 18 minutes if you already have another dish in the oven such as my lasagna, which bakes at the lower temperature.

Roasted green beans with slices on lemon on top in a white bowl. There's a nutcracker who looks like a chef in the foreground.

Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Healthy Side Dish, Roasting, Side Dish
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 107kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound Green Beans fresh, washed & trimmed
  • 1 Lemon thinly sliced
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic minced (or 1 teaspoon granulated garlic)
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425°F/220°C/Gas Mark 7. Wash and trim your green beans, and remove any stems or bad beans.
  • Place parchment on a sheet pan. Place green beans on top of parchment. Drizzle olive oil over this followed by minced garlic.
  • Toss all together and spread out in one layer avoiding over crowding.
  • Season with salt and pepper. Slice lemons, remove seeds and layer those on top. Squeeze juice from the ends of the lemon over areas that don’t have lemon slices over them.
  • Roast for 10-15 minutes. This can also be roasted/baked at 375°F/190°C/Gas Mark 5 for about 18 minutes if you already have another dish in the oven such as my lasagna, which bakes at the lower temperature.

Nutrition

Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 8mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 29mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg

Another Favorite Roasted Veggie Recipe

chunks of roasted fall veggies (butternut squash, brussels sprouts, red beets, fennel bulbs and red onions) on a sheet pan with a nutcracker that looks like a chef in the foreground..

These Roasted Green Beans Go Great with Mashed Potatoes

You’ll find the recipe here with our Bangers and Mash recipe.

Bangers & Mash with Fried Reg Cabbage, sprinkled with parsley

These Lemon & Garlic Roasted Green Beans would also go well with this Pork Tenderloin. 

Grilled sweet potatoes, asparagus & pork tenderloin

 


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