Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
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This Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans recipe is an easy and healthy one pan side dish that combines a simple, flavorful seasoning with small potatoes and fresh green beans. The perfect complement to a variety of entrées that is delicious, nutritious and very family friendly!
I’m super excited about sharing these roasted potatoes and green beans with you all today! It’s one of those recipes that I’ve made countless times and my go-to side dish when I need something easy that pairs well with almost anything. It may not be the fanciest, but it’s definitely one of the tastiest! In fact, my husband has a bad habit of picking the veggies right off the baking sheet before I can get them into a serving bowl!
If you’re looking for a simple, yet flavorful roasted vegetable recipe that pairs well with a variety of proteins, look no further because this is just that.
This dish is straightforward and effortless to throw together. Here’s what you’ll be needing:
- Potatoes. I recommend using small Yukon gold potatoes for extra crispiness and wonderful flavor, but you could also use red potatoes (or really any potato you have on hand).
- Green beans. Raw, sautéed, in a Thanksgiving green bean casserole — green beans have always been one of my favorite veggies! But roasting green beans? Well, that completely takes them to the next level. They become beautifully caramelized with a crisp and slightly crunchy exterior and tender interior.
- Olive oil. Coats the veggies for cooking and helps the seasonings stick to them.
- Flavorings. The seasoning mix is a simple blend of salt, dried rosemary and minced garlic. It’s a simple, yet flavorful combo and really takes these green beans and potatoes to the next level of deliciousness.
How to make this recipe
Even though this dish tastes amazing and is a major crowdpleaser, it’s really quite easy to make. Once you’ve prepped the green beans and potatoes, the recipe is pretty much hands off. Here’s the simple method:
Full, printable recipe at the bottom of the page.
- Season and pre-cook the potatoes. Place the potatoes in a large bowl and add in 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, half of the sea salt + half of the rosemary and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Toss to combine so that the potatoes are fully coated. Spread the potatoes on a large baking tray in an even layer and bake for 20 minutes.
- Season the green beans. In the same large bowl, combine the green beans with the remaining ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of garlic, half of the sea salt + rosemary. Toss to coat and add to the tray with the potatoes, spreading everything out so that there’s minimal overlap.
- Roast. Place in the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and everything is fork tender.
- Serve. Garnish with black pepper to taste and fresh parsley. ENJOY!
- Buy pre-washed and trimmed beans (usually labeled as “Ready to Eat Green Beans” or “Washed & Ready to Eat“) to save time. These packages of prepared beans are usually in the produce section of the grocery store with other prepared vegetables.
- Use pre-minced garlic to cut down on some chopping time.
Tips for recipe success
- Use fresh vegetables. While frozen green beans and potatoes work, they’ll never get quite as crisp or nearly as flavorful as fresh veggies. I always recommend using fresh when roasting.
- Use a LARGE sheet pan. The more space the green beans and potatoes have, the better they roast. If the vegetables are overlapping on the sheet pan they end up steaming instead of roasting. If they steam, they’ll end up soggy instead of deliciously caramelized.
- Line the pan with parchment paper. The parchment paper allows vegetables to roast much more evenly. Without parchment paper, the exterior edges of the potatoes can become overly brown, while the interior remains hard.
We love these veggies as-is, but if you want something extra, below are a few ideas:
- Add some spice. A sprinkle of red pepper flakes will add some nice heat.
- Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle the green beans and potatoes with about 1/4 cup finely grated fresh parmesan cheese right out of the oven. The cheese will melt beautifully into the dish.
- Fresh herbs. Once cooked, I like to sprinkle fresh chopped parsley over the top for garnish, but just about any fresh herbs you have on hand will pair nicely.
- Roasted potatoes and green beans are an easy, delicious side dish that complements just about any main course. Serve them alongside grilled chicken, steak or fish. These also pair nicely with vegetarian and vegan meat alternatives.
- They’re even great for breakfast paired with scrambled eggs or an omelette.
- These potatoes and green beans are an amazing alternative to French fries and work well with any dishes you’d enjoy fries with.
Storing and reheating
Oven-roasted veggies are best enjoyed immediately. Over time, they start to lose texture and flavor. If you do have leftovers, let them cool to room temperature and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days.
To reheat leftovers, re-bake the potatoes and green beans until crisp. Spread out on a baking sheet, drizzle them with a touch more oil, and bake them at 450 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until crispy.
Alternatively, you can also reheat them on the stove top. Simply add them to a cast-iron skillet (or your favorite non-stick pan) with a small amount of olive oil, and cook until crisp and warmed through.
As usual, please let me know if you end up making this recipe and how you like it. You can come back here to leave a comment or snap a photo and tag me on Instagram @foodwithfeeling! I always love to see what y’all are making from the blog!
This Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans recipe is an easy and healthy one pan side dish that combines a simple, flavorful seasoning with small potatoes and fresh green beans. The perfect complement to a variety of entrées that is delicious, nutritious and super family friendly!
- 1 pound small red and or yellow potatoes, halved (or quartered for larger potatoes)
- 1 pound of green beans, ends trimmed
- 2 tablespoons of olive oil
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of fine sea salt
- 1 1/2 teaspoons of dried rosemary
- 2 tablespoons of minced garlic (about 6 cloves)
- Fresh chopped parsley for serving
- Black pepper to taste
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Optional to line a large baking tray with parchment paper.
- Place the potatoes in a large bowl and add in 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, half of the sea salt + half of the rosemary and 1 tablespoon of minced garlic. Toss to combine so that the potatoes are fully coated.
- Spread the potatoes on a large baking tray in an even layer and bake for 20 minutes.
- In the same large bowl, combine the green beans with the remaining ingredients: 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of garlic, half of the sea salt + rosemary. Toss to coat and add to the tray with the potatoes, spreading everything out so that there’s minimal overlap.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes until the potatoes are golden brown and everything is fork tender.
- Garnish with black pepper to taste and fresh parsley. ENJOY!
If you have leftovers, let them cool to room temperature and then store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3 to 5 days. For best results, reheat in the oven or in a skillet on the stovetop. See post for more reheating details.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 40 minutes
- Category: Side
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: baked potatoes and green beans, potatoes and green beans recipe