Rosemary Roasted Green Beans

Rosemary roasted green beans are the perfect twist to a classic holiday meal side dish. 

What is your favorite part of the Thanksgiving meal? Is it the bird? The sides? The desserts? For me, while turkey is great and dessert is grand, the sides are where it’s at. I can’t get enough of the mashed potatoes, the stuffing and all of the veggies. Each year I try a different veggie and this year these Rosemary Roasted Green Beans are going to be on my table.

When it comes to cooking green beans, I usually blanch them and then sauté them. Or steam them. Roasting them is something I never thought of doing until Gaby mentioned it in one of her Facebook live videos. After giving it a try a couple weeks ago, roasting is going to become one of my go to ways to prepare green beans.

Rosemary roasted green beans are the perfect twist to a classic holiday meal side dish.

When you are making roasted green beans, you could do a simple seasoning with salt and pepper and they would be terrific. But because I wanted to test our recipes for Thanksgiving, I wanted to make these extra special. That is where the rosemary comes in. It adds the perfect earthy flavor to these roasted green beans. If you are not a rosemary fan, summer savory or dill are also perfect compliments to green beans!

Rosemary roasted green beans are the perfect twist to a classic holiday meal side dish.

One last tip, make sure you get green beans that are a little fuller. The first batch I made the beans were pretty skinny and I found that the really skinny green beans didn’t take well to roasting. They just kind of shriveled. The second time around, I picked up one of the bags of the already trimmed green beans in the produce section, they were much fuller and held up much better to roasting.

Rosemary roasted green beans are the perfect twist to a classic holiday meal side dish.

Rosemary Roasted Green Beans Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon avocado (or canola) oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried crushed rosemary
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic



Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


Combine all ingredients together in a bowl and toss to coat the green beans.


Lay in a single layer on a baking sheet.


Bake in preheated oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until tender. Serve immediately.



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  • Reply
    Maryanne @the little epicurean
    November 18, 2016 at 3:24 pm

    The desserts! That’s my favorite part of Thanksgiving. That and all the carb loading! :)

  • Reply
    November 18, 2016 at 2:06 pm

    The sides are definitely my favorite part, and I always love a fresh green bean dish to balance out the other heavy food.

  • Reply
    Sharon@What the Fork
    November 17, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    These are great whether you have a big party or just a normal, every day family meal!

  • Reply
    Jenny B @ Honey and Birch
    November 17, 2016 at 11:45 am

    I love the addition of rosemary – these green beans are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Reply
    Sandi Gaertner
    November 16, 2016 at 9:54 pm

    These look perfect for our Thanksgiving dinner.

  • Reply
    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet
    November 16, 2016 at 5:12 pm

    Fresh roasted green beans are the best and lightly seasoned like this is the perfect way to enjoy them!

  • Reply
    Heather S-G
    November 16, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Roasting is pretty much my favorite way to prepare any veggie – especially green beans. They sound delicious with the rosemary!

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