These delicious Parmesan green beans are roasted in the oven, seasoned with garlic and topped with Parmesan cheese and lemon zest for a simple and easy side dish!

Parmesan Green Beans
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For years, I thought I didn’t like green beans. Growing up, all we ever had was canned green beans, and while those have a time and a place, fresh green beans taste like a completely different food. Once I tried roasting fresh green beans, I was hooked. These Parmesan green beans take things to the next level, but they’re still very simple to make.

Ingredients & Substitutions

  • Green beans: Fresh green beans are the star ingredient of this dish. They provide a crisp and fresh texture and add a vibrant green color. They are a good source of vitamins and fiber.
  • Olive oil: The oil adds a touch of richness and also helps to prevent sticking. A suitable substitute for olive oil would be avocado oil or canola oil.
  • Parmesan cheese: Freshly grated Parmesan cheese is sprinkled over the green beans to add a salty and nutty flavor. Feel free to substitute another hard cheese such as Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano.
  • Lemon: A combination of lemon juice and lemon zest adds an acidic bite that balances the overall flavor of the dish. You can substitute with red wine vinegar, if needed.
  • Garlic powder: Garlic powder is used to add a hint of garlic flavor to the green beans. If you don’t have garlic powder, you can use minced garlic or garlic salt as a substitute.
  • Crushed red pepper: This is optional, but if you want to add a little spicy flavor, add a sprinkle of crushed red pepper flakes, too.

How to Make Roasted Green Beans