Monday, November 12, 2012

Thanksgiving, Fast & Fresh: Roasted Garlicky Green Beans

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Alright folks. This is probably the easiest recipe ever, and the only way I make green beans anymore! I've never been a big fan of the traditional Thanksgiving green beans made with cream of mushroom soup and crispy onions, but I love green beans in general and think they add some much-needed color to most Thanksgiving spreads. Since these green beans are roasted in the oven with just a little olive oil and some seasoning, they keep their pleasing crunch, their beautiful green color, and their garden-fresh flavor!


Roasted Garlicky Green Beans
first made by my mom due to a serendipitous misunderstanding
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fresh green beans
olive oil
garlic salt

Preheat the oven to 500°F. Wash green beans and snap the ends off. Lay in a single layer on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season generously with garlic salt. I've never over-salted them, and I am pretty liberal with the seasoning! Using your hands, gently toss the green beans until they are evenly coated with olive oil and garlic salt, then spread them back out on the baking sheet. Roast until tender-crisp, 5-10 minutes. Serve immediately.


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8 comments:

  1. yum:) I am with you... Now off to try and convinced my family we are done with the gross green bean casserole!!

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    1. I have some convincing to do in my family too!

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  2. This is the only way I do green beans as well! I detest green bean casserole!

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    1. Hey Nikky! So much better, isn't it?! I love green beans, but that casserole has just never done it for me!

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  3. Could frozen green beans be used in this recipe?

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  4. Could frozen green beans be used in this recipe?

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  5. Could frozen green beans be used in this recipe?

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    1. Hi! I'm sure you could do it with frozen green beans, but I haven't tried it that way, so I don't know how long it would take or how they'd turn out. But definitely worth a shot!!

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