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Thursday, November 29, 2012

Roasted Green Beans

I like my vegetable dishes to be fresh, simple and seasoned. I believe some people dislike vegetables because they have only had unseasoned or mushy vegetables which is exactly what you get if you just steam them or cook them stove top too long with no seasoning.

I was in charge of 2 vegetable dishes for Thanksgiving and quickly chose Roasted Green Beans from Skinnytaste for one. First of all green beans are a staple at a big Thanksgiving but traditional green bean casserole is so last year. And second I think vegetable dishes should at least be pretty healthy... there are plenty of other dishes in the unhealthy category so gotta balance that out.

We will definitely be adding this to our list of frequently made veggies sides.

Roasted Green Beans
by Skinnytaste, serves 4, 62 calories per cup

-12 oz green beans, trimmed - I used more since this was for Thanksgiving with 12 adults and 4 kids
-2 tsp olive oil
-kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste
-1/4 tsp garlic powder
-1 1/2 tbsp shredded parmesan

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line baking sheet with foil. Lay out green beans and and drizzle olive oil over them. Instead of drizzling olive oil I sprayed using my oil mister so it was an even coat. Seriously one of the best tools in my kitchen. Season with salt, pepper and garlic powder. Feel free to change up the seasonings to what you like. Toss to coat evenly and spread out green beans. Place on lower third section of your oven. Bake 10 min, shake pan to turn and bake another 5 min. Remove and sprinkle with grated parmesan.

Since this only took 15 min in the oven it was great to pop in during the time when the turkey was resting on the counter and being carved so it did not take up oven space while the turkey was in.

Many people there were very interested in what I was doing with the green beans. I guess roasting vegetables is not as common as I think. You have no idea what you are missing... start roasting your vegetables (with seasoning of course)! They will be tender and crisp!

This was the only side item where there was not enough left to even save. Mission accomplished!

I will definitely share my other vegetable side dish with you soon!

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1 comment :

  1. I love this and seems easy! I love Brussels sprouts this way as well, require more time.


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