Easy Minestrone Soup

Classic Minestrone Soup If you read our blog regularly, you know I LOVE a good soup. You can check out all of our soup recipes HERE, there are a lot:) Today, we are sharing a recipe for Easy Minestrone Soup. I am excited to share this easy, health…

Classic Minestrone Soup If you read our blog regularly, you know I LOVE a good soup. You can check out all of our soup recipes HERE, there are a lot:) Today, we are sharing a recipe for Easy Minestrone Soup. I am excited to share this easy, healthy, and comforting minestrone soup recipe because it is…

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Roasted Vegetables

This post is sponsored by Kroger. If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you know I roast vegetables just about every single week. They are my FAVORITE and I love having them in the fridge at all times to eat for easy lunches, dinners, and…

This post is sponsored by Kroger. If you follow me on Instagram and watch my stories, you know I roast vegetables just about every single week. They are my FAVORITE and I love having them in the fridge at all times to eat for easy lunches, dinners, and to jazz up meals. Every time I…

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Vegetable Soup

I made a big pot of Vegetable Soup last week and I’ve decided that it needs to be in our regular rotation. This classic soup is so simple to make and SO good! We ate it for dinner one night and then I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch all week. One…

I made a big pot of Vegetable Soup last week and I’ve decided that it needs to be in our regular rotation. This classic soup is so simple to make and SO good! We ate it for dinner one night and then I enjoyed the leftovers for lunch all week. One bowl of this soup…

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Vegan Quesadilla

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This Vegan Quesadilla recipe is packed with savory vegetables and cooked to perfection! It’s Mexican-inspired and makes for a hearty breakfast. This veggie quesadilla is stuffed with vegan cheese, vegetab…

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This Vegan Quesadilla recipe is packed with savory vegetables and cooked to perfection! It’s Mexican-inspired and makes for a hearty breakfast. This veggie quesadilla is stuffed with vegan cheese, vegetables, and tasty spices. To make these quesadillas, all you need to do is fry up the vegetables with spices, add them to a tortilla with...

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Roasted Green Beans

Oven roasted green beans are full of big flavor! A hot oven makes them juicy and tender, and they’re spritzed with zingy fresh lemon. Sure you can make them steamed or sauteed…but have you tried Roasted Green Beans? Because they’re something special! I do love a crunchy, crisp tender bean, but I think my very favorite is oven roasted. A hot oven makes magic with just about every vegetable; here it turns green beans into a tender, caramelized version of themselves. Add a spritz of lemon juice and a sprinkle of toasted almonds, and it’s an easy yet gourmet side dish. Even our 3 year old loved these, and he’s not usually a green bean fan. Ingredients for oven roasted green beans What do you need for roasted green beans? Only a handful of ingredients: 5, if you don’t count salt and pepper! The most important thing here is the green beans. If you can’t find quality green beans at your grocery or a farmer’s market in the summer: don’t bother! Alex and I have been burned before with limp, bruised beans. This recipe is not worth making if you don’t have quality to start with! Here’s what you’ll need: […]

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Oven roasted green beans are full of big flavor! A hot oven makes them juicy and tender, and they’re spritzed with zingy fresh lemon.

Roasted green beans

Sure you can make them steamed or sauteed…but have you tried Roasted Green Beans? Because they’re something special! I do love a crunchy, crisp tender bean, but I think my very favorite is oven roasted. A hot oven makes magic with just about every vegetable; here it turns green beans into a tender, caramelized version of themselves. Add a spritz of lemon juice and a sprinkle of toasted almonds, and it’s an easy yet gourmet side dish. Even our 3 year old loved these, and he’s not usually a green bean fan.

Ingredients for oven roasted green beans

What do you need for roasted green beans? Only a handful of ingredients: 5, if you don’t count salt and pepper! The most important thing here is the green beans. If you can’t find quality green beans at your grocery or a farmer’s market in the summer: don’t bother! Alex and I have been burned before with limp, bruised beans. This recipe is not worth making if you don’t have quality to start with! Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Fresh green beans (see notes above on quality!)
  • Olive oil
  • Garlic powder
  • Lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • Sliced almonds

Yes, the green beans with lemon and almonds theme is a little basic. You know why? It’s just that good. As with all those classic flavor combinations (tomato and basil, PB&J), they exist for a reason.

How to trim green beans: Cut off the other end

A fast way to trim green beans

Have you ever made green beans and it seems like it takes ages to trim off all the ends? If you’re meticulous, you can spend 15 minutes trimming a pound of green beans. And no one wants that! Don’t worry: we’ve researched the best way to trim green beans…fast! Here’s how to do it:

  • Line them up: Grab a handful (about 15 to 20 beans) and then place them on the cutting board. Working quickly, make a uniform pile with them all lined up lengthwise. They don’t all need to be facing the same way!
  • Slice one end: Line up all the ends against your knife edge. Grab them in one hand, and cut off the ends with a knife.
  • Flip and slice the other: Quickly flip the beans the other way, and then push them towards your knife blade so that the other ends line up. Grab the pile and slice off the other ends. Done!
Roasted green beans

How to roast green beans

Now that you’ve cut the beans, the hard part is over! All you need to know is the oven temperature and how long to roast. In fact, you barely need a recipe! Memorize this and make these on repeat. Here’s the main idea behind how to make roasted green beans (or jump to the full recipe):

  • Roast 450 degrees Fahrenheit for 13 to 15 minutes. The timing depends on your oven and the freshness of the beans.
  • You don’t have to stir. 
  • How to season roasted green beans? Use 1 tablespoon olive oil and 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt per pound. Then of course you can mix it up with seasonings: keep reading!
Oven roasted green beans

Top with toasted nuts of your choosing

Green beans are often topped with almonds, and here they add a satisfying crunch to these roasted green beans. It’s a nice contrast because the texture of the beans is rather soft, not crisp tender like sautéed beans. Here’s a key when you add nuts: always, always toast the nuts. Why? Toasting nuts brings out their nuttiness: it’s kind of like adding salt to food. You can absolutely taste the difference when you try them back to back. Here are a few ideas on other toasted nuts to add to oven roasted green beans:

Seasoning ideas!

When it comes to oven roasted green beans: we’ve found simple is best! Clean, straightforward flavors are key here. Season with a little garlic powder before popping them in the oven, then add a squeeze of lemon when they come out. There are lots of other ways to dress them up, though! Here are a few ideas:

  • Add fresh herbs: Fresh thyme, chives or a hint of finely chopped rosemary would be nice
  • Use butter instead: Roast them with salted butter for a more savory experience
  • Add finely chopped shallot: Shallot is mild enough to add raw, and it adds an oniony flair
  • Toss with dressing: After roasting, toss with a bit of our Dijon Dressing or Italian Dressing
  • Top with coconut bacon: Add crunchy Coconut Bacon for a smoky nuance

What goes with roasted green beans?

Let us count the ways! These roasted green beans are ultra versatile, so they work with almost any main dish. They’re also great for special meals like Thanksgiving, Christmas or Easter. Here are some ideas for pairing them:

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Roasted green beans

Easy Roasted Green Beans


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  • Author: Sonja Overhiser
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

Oven roasted green beans are full of big flavor! A hot oven makes them juicy and tender, and they’re spritzed with zingy fresh lemon.


Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup sliced or slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Wash the green beans and trim off the ends (here’s how to trim green beans…fast!).
  3. In a bowl, combine the beans with the olive oil, kosher salt and fresh ground black pepper. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, then place the beans on the pan and roast for about 13 to 15 minutes, until just tender and lightly browned (before they get to dark brown).
  4. Meanwhile, toast the almonds in a small dry frying pan over medium heat, stirring constantly until toasted, about 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and chop.
  5. When beans are finished roasting, add squeezes of lemon juice and sprinkle with almonds. Serve immediately.
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Roastsed
  • Cuisine: American

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Best Ever Green Beans

Honestly, I didn’t know green beans could be this good. Inspired by a classic French recipe (haricots verts amandine), this green bean recipe features buttery toasted almonds,…

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best green beans recipe

Honestly, I didn’t know green beans could be this good. Inspired by a classic French recipe (haricots verts amandine), this green bean recipe features buttery toasted almonds, tender shallot and a squeeze of lemon.

I hope this recipe title caught your attention, because these green beans will be the standout on any plate. I have to stop myself from eating the whole pan myself, and I never thought I’d say that. Give me the choice between this dish and green bean casserole, and there’s no contest. Green beans amandine for the win.

This side dish is simple enough for weeknight dinners, but fancy enough for the holidays. I wrote the recipe to yield enough for about four people. You can very easily double the recipe for a crowd as long as you use a Dutch oven to contain the beans.

green beans and buttery almonds

Haricots verts amandine translates to “almond green beans.” It’s often anglicized to “green beans amandine,” which then mistakenly turns into “green beans almondine.” I can see why, but I attended too many years of French class not to point this out!

I can’t say I remember eating these green beans during my semester in Bordeaux, France. Just one more excuse to go back when we can. I’ve tested these ingredients and techniques over and over again so you can enjoy this dish at home.

You won’t need to bother blanching the green beans—this dish magically comes together in one skillet. The recipe requires a bit of patience and some stirring, but it’s 100 percent worth the effort. Keep this recipe handy, because it goes with just about everything!

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Vegan Lentil Soup

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This Vegan Lentil Soup is loaded with hearty vegetables and flavored with garlic and thyme. It’s the perfect meal for a chilly fall or winter evening.  This one-pot meal is super healthy, too! Lentil…

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This Vegan Lentil Soup is loaded with hearty vegetables and flavored with garlic and thyme. It’s the perfect meal for a chilly fall or winter evening.  This one-pot meal is super healthy, too! Lentils are packed with protein and fiber—a great vegan option for those looking to add a little protein to their plant-based diets!...

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Sheet Pan Kielbasa Potatoes and Green Beans

THIS is the sheet pan meal to end all sheet pan meals! It’s similar to some I’ve made before, but it is by far the easiest one yet, and without sacrificing any flavor. This Sheet Pan Kielbasa, Potatoes, and Green Beans recipe is filling, tasty, and as easy as it gets, with only SIX simple ingredients, […]

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THIS is the sheet pan meal to end all sheet pan meals! It’s similar to some I’ve made before, but it is by far the easiest one yet, and without sacrificing any flavor. This Sheet Pan Kielbasa, Potatoes, and Green Beans recipe is filling, tasty, and as easy as it gets, with only SIX simple ingredients, and very little hands on time. I don’t know what more you could want from a dinner recipe! 🙌

Sheet pan kielbasa, potatoes, and green beans with a spatula

Can I Use a Different Sausage?

Yes, if you can not find kielbasa, any sort of smoked sausage will taste delicious with this combination of ingredients. It’s so flexible!

Can I Use Fresh Green Beans?

I used frozen green beans for this recipe because they are already cleaned, cut, and blanched before freezing. The blanching keeps the green beans a little more moist as they roast in the oven. You can use fresh green beans if you prefer, just keep in mind that they will dry out a little more while roasting than frozen green beans.

What is Steak Seasoning?

Steak seasoning is my short cut for this recipe. It’s a bottled spice blend, sometimes called Montreal Steak Seasoning, that you should be able to find at any major grocery store in the U.S. It’s a chunky mix of salt, pepper, garlic, red pepper, and sometimes a couple other spices. I love steak seasoning because that chunky grind of the spices gives the dish not only texture but these wonderful pops of flavor in every bite. Don’t skip it! :)

Can I Use Different Potatoes?

Yes! Again, this recipe is so flexible. I used small red potatoes, but you can substitute larger red potatoes or even russet potatoes if that is what you have. Just make sure to cut the potatoes into one-inch pieces so they roast at an even pace with everything else.

Sheet pan kielbasa, potatoes, and green beans in a bowl with a fork

 
Sheet pan roasted kielbasa potatoes and green beans with a spatula

Sheet Pan Kielbasa Potatoes and Green Beans

Sheet pan meals don't get an easier or more delicious than this Sheet Pan Kielbasa Potatoes and Green Beans dinner.
Total Cost $9.47 recipe / $2.37 serving
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 504.88kcal
Author Beth - Budget Bytes

Ingredients

  • 24 oz. petite red potatoes $2.99
  • 12 oz. kielbasa $4.69
  • 1 yellow onion $0.32
  • 12 oz. frozen green beans $1.00
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil $0.32
  • 1/2 Tbsp steak seasoning $0.15

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash and slice the potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Slice the kielbasa into medallions. Dice the onion into 1-inch pieces.
  • Add the potatoes, kielbasa, onion, and frozen green beans (no need to thaw) to a large baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle the steak seasoning over top. Use your hands to toss the ingredients until everything is coated in oil and spices.
  • Transfer the baking sheet to the oven and roast in the oven for 20 minutes, then give the ingredients on the sheet pan a good stir. Roast for an additional 15 minutes, or until the ingredients achieve the level of browning you desire. Serve hot.

Nutrition

Serving: 1serving | Calories: 504.88kcal | Carbohydrates: 40.3g | Protein: 15.65g | Fat: 32.45g | Sodium: 1028.88mg | Fiber: 5.88g

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How to Make Sheet Pan Kielbasa Potatoes and Green Beans – Step by Step Photos

Meal ingredients whole on the sheet pan

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. This is all that goes into the dinner, plus some olive oil and steak seasoning. How simple is that?? 24oz. petite red potatoes, 12oz. kielbasa, 12oz. frozen green beans, and one yellow onion.

Chopped ingredients on the sheet pan

Chop the potatoes into 1-inch pieces. Slice the kielbasa into medallions. Dice the onion into 1-inch pieces. Add the potatoes, kielbasa, onion, and green beans (no need to thaw) to the sheet pan.

Steak seasoning bottle close up

This is all I used to season the sheet pan meal. The chunky texture of this seasoning blend really adds a lot of texture and flavor differentiation to every bite! 

Seasoned sheet pan meal

Add 2 Tbsp olive oil and ½ Tbsp of the steak seasoning to the ingredients on the sheet pan, then toss really well until everything is coated in oil and seasoning.

Roasted sheet pan meal

Then place the sheet pan in the oven, roast for 20 minutes, then give it a good stir. Return it to the oven and roast for about another 15 minutes, or until it’s browned to the level that you like. 

Close up of sheet pan kielbasa potatoes and green beans on a sheet pan

It’s hard to describe how awesome this is. It doesn’t even need any sort of dressing or sauce. The fat and seasoning from the kielbasa soak into the potatoes and coats the other vegetables in an incredible amount of flavor, then you have the steak seasoning on top. It’s just 100% awesome! Serve hot and enjoy. :)

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How to Steam Fresh Green Beans

One of my go-to side dishes is steamed green beans. Why? Because they’re so fast, they’re uncomplicated, delicious, and you can make them several different flavors to match your main dish. They’re just the perfect no-brainer side dish. If you’ve only ever had canned green beans, please promise me that you’ll try steaming fresh green beans […]

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One of my go-to side dishes is steamed green beans. Why? Because they’re so fast, they’re uncomplicated, delicious, and you can make them several different flavors to match your main dish. They’re just the perfect no-brainer side dish. If you’ve only ever had canned green beans, please promise me that you’ll try steaming fresh green beans at least once. They’re a whole different beast. A deliciously fresh beast. So, without further ado, let me show you how to steam fresh green beans, so you can have another simple, delicious side dish under your belt!

Overhead view of a bowl full of steamed green beans with butter, salt, and pepper

The One Secret to Good Green Beans

There is only one thing you need to know about making good green beans: DON’T OVER COOK THEM. Most people I come across who say they don’t like green beans have only ever had overcooked, drab, olive green, too-soft green beans (like the kind you get in a can). The trick is to cook them until they are bright green, tender, but still with a good bite. They’ll still taste fresh, vibrant, and green. Deeeelish. 

What Equipment Do I Need?

Steaming green beans is so incredibly easy. All you need is a colander, pot or a deep skillet with a lid, and a steam basket. The steam basket holds the green beans just above the boiling water so they cook evenly and makes it really easy to lift the green beans out of the pot once cooked.

Do I Really Need the Steam Basket?

While the steam basket does help produce the best results, I’m not going to tell you that you can’t steam green beans without one. For years, before I had the few dollars to spend on a steam basket, I simply steamed my green beans directly in the one-inch of water. The bottom layer of green beans cooked slightly more than the rest, but guess what? It was barely noticeable. If you’re short on cash, follow the directions below minus the steam basket and you’ll do just fine.

Why Steam Instead of Boil Green Beans?

Because it’s faster. One inch of water takes a fraction of the time to come up to a boil compared to a full pot of water. Also, less nutrients are leached out of the green beans when they steam compared to when they’re fully submerged in boiling water. That’s two good reasons, if you ask me!

How to Flavor Green Beans

I’m a happy camper with the simple combo of melted butter, salt, and freshly cracked pepper on my steamed green beans, but there are so many different things you can add. Try these flavors:

  • Sautéed garlic
  • Lemon zest and juice
  • Sesame oil and sesame seeds
  • Crushed red pepper
  • Crumbled feta
  • Bacon
  • Grated Parmesan
  • Or any combination of the above!

Can I Use Frozen Green Beans?

Frozen green beans are blanched, or partially cooked, before freezing. So, while you can steam them using this method, they may need a different amount of time to cook. Check the package for recommended cooking times.

 
Overhead of a bowl of steamed green beans with butter, salt, and pepper.

How to Steam Green Beans

Learn how to steam fresh green beans for an easy, delicious, fresh, and versatile side dish that will go with just about any dinner.
Total Cost $1.86 recipe / $0.47 serving
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 60.38kcal
Author Beth - Budget Bytes

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans $1.69
  • 1 Tbsp butter $0.13
  • 1/4 tsp salt $0.02
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper $0.02

Instructions

  • Rinse the green beans in a colander. Snap the end off of any beans that still have an attached stem (see photos below). Snap each bean in half, or leave the beans whole for a more dramatic presentation.
  • Place one inch of water in a pot or deep skillet. Place the steam basket inside the pot. The water should not be so deep that it comes up through the holes in the steam basket. Fill the steam basket with the washed green beans. Place a lid on the pot or skillet, turn the heat onto high, and allow the water to come to a boil (about 3 minutes).
  • Allow the green beans to steam for about 5 minutes from the time the water begins to boil, or until they have reached your desired level of tenderness. Aim for green beans that are vibrant in color and tender but not mushy. You can test the tenderness of the green beans with a fork.
  • Once cooked to your liking, remove the pot from the heat. Remove the steam basket with the green beans and discard the water from the bottom of the pot. Place the beans back in the pot without the steam basket and add some butter. Stir the butter into the green beans, allowing the residual heat to melt the butter. Season the beans with salt and pepper, then serve.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25lb. | Calories: 60.38kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.85g | Protein: 2.08g | Fat: 3.13g | Sodium: 237.08mg | Fiber: 3.05g

How to Steam Green Beans – Step by Step Photos

Close up of a green bean with stem, more green beans in a colander in the background

Rinse your green beans in a colander. Snap off any ends that still have a stem attached. You can see what the stem looks like in the photo above. The other end of the green bean will be pointy, but those are fine to eat. In fact, that’s my favorite part. You can snap your green beans in half or leave them long and whole for a more dramatic presentation.

metal steam basket

This is the metal steam basket that I use. It has a loop in the center for lifting the basket out of the pot and the outer edges can close in or expand to fit the diameter of your pot. You can also buy bamboo or silicone steam baskets, but I find these old-school metal baskets to be inexpensive and pretty indestructible.

Steam basket in a pot with water

Place about an inch of water in a pot or deep skillet and place the steam basket on top. The water should not be so deep that it comes up through the holes. 

Fresh green beans in the steam basket in the pot, uncooked

Fill the steam basket with the washed green beans and place a lid on the pot. Turn the heat on to high and allow the water to come up to a boil (about 3 minutes).

Steamed green beans in the pot

Once the water begins to boil, allow the beans to steam for about 5 minutes, or until they reach your desired level of tenderness. Aim for green beans that are a vibrant green color and are tender, but still have a bit of bite. They shouldn’t be a drab green or mushy.

Steamed green beans with butter, salt, and pepper in the pot

Remove the pot from the heat, lift the steam basket and beans out of the pot, then discard the water. Place the beans back into the pot without the steam basket, add some butter, and stir to melt the butter (heat is off). Season with a little salt and pepper, then serve!

Overhead of a bowl of steamed green beans with butter, salt, and pepper.

The fresh green bean flavor on its own is so delicious that I usually only add a little butter, salt, and pepper, but you can have fun and get wild with the seasonings! Let me know what your favorite flavors are in the comments below. :)

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Roasted Green Beans

Ready for a quick, easy, and delicious vegetable side dish? Enter Roasted Green Beans! Roasting helps to keep the delicious green bean crunch, and garlic and lemon add bright, zesty flavor to this side dish! Green beans are a staple at our house. They …

Ready for a quick, easy, and delicious vegetable side dish? Enter Roasted Green Beans! Roasting helps to keep the delicious green bean crunch, and garlic and lemon add bright, zesty flavor to this side dish! Green beans are a staple at our house. They are a “safe” vegetable for kids and go well with every…

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