Fresh green beans, a drizzle of oil, a dash of spices, and a generous sprinkling of cheese add up to these crispy parmesan roasted green beans. They’re wonderfully crunchy on the outside and tender inside with so many great flavors in the mix.
Crispy Green Beans
We love crispy green beans so much that I almost always cook a full two pounds. However, if you aren’t feeding an army of hungry boys, feel free to follow the directions below and stick with just a pound of green beans.
The addition of parmesan with its rich, salty flavor, plus the crunch it creates with these beans makes this recipe irresistible. My family was grabbing them right out of the bowl as soon as I finished snapping the photos.
Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan
Parmesan cheese is a key ingredient in this recipe. It is finely shredded and then sprinkled generously over the green beans. The cheese adds a rich, savory, and nutty flavor that complements the green beans beautifully.
The roasting process imparts a smoky, slightly caramelized flavor to the green beans, and it gives them a terrific crispy texture. As they roast, the Parmesan cheese becomes golden brown and forms a crispy, savory crust on the green beans.
Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
The green beans are tossed with just enough olive oil to help the seasonings stick to them. Then they’re generously sprinkled with garlic, salt, and pepper.
I like to add a bit of smoked paprika too, as I enjoy the way the paprika complements the garlic. If that isn’t your thing, feel free to skip it. The garlic is the main player in the spices here.
Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
You’ll need the following ingredients to make this recipe:
- green beans, trimmed
- olive oil
- garlic powder
- smoked paprika (optional)
- kosher salt, black pepper
- panko bread crumbs
- Parmesan cheese, grated
Parmesan Green Beans
I recommend tasting a bit of the cheese as you’re shredding it, to determine how much salt you might need to add to the recipe. Some varieties of Parmesan cheese tend to be saltier than others.
And while I typically use Parmesan and Pecorino cheese interchangeably, Pecorino is significantly saltier and you don’t want your green beans to actually taste salty.
When unsure of how much salt to use in a recipe, I lean towards using less. You can always taste the finished green beans and add a sprinkling of salt at the end.
Parmesan Green Beans Recipe
Preheat oven to 425°F. Place the green beans on a large baking sheet and drizzle them with oil.
Toss with your hands to coat, making sure the baking sheet is lightly coated with oil as well. Spread the beans across the baking sheet.
Season the green beans with salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. In a small bowl, stir together the parmesan and panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle panko and parmesan over the green beans.
Roast the green beans for 10-15 minutes, stir, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes. When the beans and tender and the topping is golden brown and crisp, they’re done.
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Parmesan Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans trimmed
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon smoked paprika OPTIONAL
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt adjust to taste
- ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- ½ cup panko bread crumbs
- ½ cup grated parmesan cheese
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Place the green beans on a large baking sheet and drizzle them with oil. Toss with your hands to coat, making sure the baking sheet is lightly coated with oil as well. Spread the beans across the baking sheet.
- Season the green beans with salt, pepper, garlic, and paprika. In a small bowl, stir together the parmesan and panko bread crumbs. Sprinkle panko and parmesan over the green beans.
- Roast the green beans for 10-15 minutes, stir, and roast for an additional 10-15 minutes. When the beans and tender and the topping is golden brown and crisp, they're done.