Oven-roasted green beans will quickly become a favorite side dish for any meal. Just 4 ingredients + 20 minutes, and you will be digging into a delicious side! Keto green beans are the perfect to complete your holiday dinner or for a weeknight meal.
Many of us grew up on canned green beans, and I have to say they are not my favorite. The texture is just different, and because of the preservatives, even the flavor is off. I know there are a time and place for canned green beans, but when I can make them fresh, that's the way I prefer it.
Besides, even the kids are happy to munch on some freshly cooked green beans, so that's a win if you ask me! I love the texture when you bite into oven-roasted green beans. Plus, adding the bacon takes it to a whole new level of good. You almost feel like you are eating something forbidden instead of healthy. The best part is that these roasted keto green beans seriously go with nearly every meal you can think of. Oh, and did I mention that they are super easy, and you barely have to do anything? Yup and they are amazing!
How To Make Keto Green Beans
First Step: Add some avocado oil to a baking dish.
Second Step: Toss in the green beans and coat with oil, salt, and pepper.
Third Step: Roast the green beans for 20 minutes or so until they are tender but crispy.
Fourth Step: When the oven-roasted green beans are done, sprinkle some crumbled bacon on top and serve.
Baked Green Beans Variations
As with many of my recipes, you can make a few adjustments to try out some additional flavors. I could eat these roasted green beans just the way they are, but once in a while, I like to change the flavors. Here are some of our favorite combinations for keto green beans:
- Garlic - Sprinkle some minced garlic with the green beans for a zap of flavor. Besides, garlic goes with everything, right?
- Mushrooms - Add some mushrooms to the green bean mixture and give them a stir. They will be roasted to perfection.
- Parmesan Cheese - If you tolerate dairy, sprinkle a little bit of parmesan cheese on top for the last 5 minutes of baking. Yum!
- Lemon Juice - Drizzle some freshly squeezed lemon juice on top of the green beans after they have baked. It gives a zesty flavor that everyone will rave about.
How To Trim Green Beans
When you eat fresh green beans, your experience is better when you trim them first. There are two ends to green beans. The first end becomes skinny and tappers off, and you can eat it with no worries. However, the other end is more knobby and has a tough texture. For best results, grab several green beans and use a sharp knife to cut off the knobby edge. You can cut both ends if you prefer as well. After they have been cut, give them a rinse, pat dry, and you can cook them.
Are Slimy Green Beans Okay To Eat?
As with any fresh produce, fresh green beans will go bad. If you notice that some of the green beans seem slimy, I would toss the ones that are slimy. You can still eat the rest. Additionally, if you notice mold, that's a great indicator to throw them out as well. Some people will peel the skin off slimy green beans and still use them if the insides look okay. That's your call, but I don't usually do that.
How Long Do Cooked Green Beans Last In The Fridge?
Oven-roasted keto green beans will last in the refrigerator around 3-5 days. Just keep them in an airtight container, and they should be good. If you like to plan your meals in advance, you can make them ahead of time for days you are in a hurry. They are perfect for an easy lunch idea too.
How Do You Reheat Oven-Roasted Green Beans?
Reheating oven-roasted green beans is easy. You can toss them in a microwave-safe dish and heat them until they are hot. Or, you can throw them in a skillet with a little bit of avocado oil. Only cook them until they are warm, so they stay firm and delicious. Lastly, you can roast them again if you want. Just roast at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes until they are hot.
What To Serve With Keto Green Beans
You can seriously serve fresh green beans with all sorts of meals. I wanted to give you some of our go-to dishes that are the best with homemade green beans:
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- 1.5 lb fresh green beans ends trimmed
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon coarse sea salt
- ¼ cup crumbled bacon optional
- Preheat oven to 400.
- Drizzle the avocado oil on a large rimmed baking sheet. Add the greens beans, sprinkle with salt and toss.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until crisp tender.
- Top with bacon crumbles, if desired.
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