Green Beans Are SO over casserole
Put down your recipes for green bean casserole, and come with me over to the lighter side of a Thanksgiving classic with this elegant roasted green bean side dish. I’m not calling green bean casserole “the dark side” because my grandmother might be offended. But I will say, my recipe for roasted green beans with hazelnuts is just as delicious (if not better), stunning on the table, and totally magazine-worthy.
If you’re hosting a vegan Thanksgiving, this dish along with roasted whole carrots and smashed baked potatoes can be placed in the oven at the same time on three racks. They’re also easy low carb side dishes for chicken or steak, in addition to a holiday Turkey.
Best Green Beans
I love snapping the stems off fresh green beans during the holidays. Maybe it’s nostalgia of being a kid in the kitchen on Thanksgiving and being given a job by my grandmother. It’s the glorious first step in making a dish from scratch, putting in the time and the love and the effort of home cooking.
The secret to this delicious and show-stopping side dish is to go for the fresh beans and snap off the ends right before you cook them. Their natural liquid will soften them from the inside and maintain their fresh from the garden flavor.
Now my own kids snap the ends with me. From start to finish, this is one of our favorite easy Thanksgiving side dishes. The tender, fresh beans, crunchy savory hazelnuts and sprinkle of salt make a delicious addition to your menu.
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Roasted Green Beans Recipe
Add this roasted green beans recipe to your Thanksgiving menu! It’s also a simple option to keep on hand as you meal plan and meal prep for easy weeknight dinners.Print
Tender, savory 4-ingredient green beans topped with crunchy hazelnuts
- 2 pounds fresh green beans, stems removed
- 1 cup roughly chopped hazelnuts
- 1 Tablespoon olive or coconut oil
- Dash of salt
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Combine ingredients on an ungreased baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 – 15 minutes, careful not to overcook the beans.
They should still have a slight crisp to them.