Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Eco-friendly Beans

These luscious looking cheesy, garlicky green beans are baked not fried and full of flavor! Low Carb, Gluten Free, Grain Free and ‘Lick -Your- Fingers’ Good!

What does it take to get my kids to eat vegetables? CHEESE! If you’ve followed me long enough you know I’m all about that cheese! From Bacon Cheeseburger Cauliflower Casserole, to Cheesy Cauli Tots , Cheesy Zucchini Bites , to Cheesy Antipasto Stuffed Chicken , it’s always going to win my family over with cheese in it!

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These wouldn’t be their typical choice for dinner, after all, they are children and would prefer french fries! But I had to try. I even told them they were a new kind of french fry!

They didn’t buy that, but they did all enjoy the green beans and my youngest even asked for seconds. So to me that’s winning!

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I can’t tell you they crisp up like a french fry because obviously they are baked not fried, but they are finger food material and it works for us as a simple side for dinner. This recipe is adapted from my Oven Fried Parmesan Broccoli & Cauliflower florets which my kids love, even the cauliflower! I figure you can serve most any veggie with some cheese and it might win my kids over, maybe yours too!

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Easy, simple, serving up a healthy veggie in minutes………my kind of side dish, hopefully yours too! If you’re looking for more green bean sides dishes, check out these Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan and Basil , or these Bacon Green Bean Bundles, or even these Green Beans with Brown Butter, Crispy Shallots and Hazelnuts !

This recipe was first posted in November of 2014 and I added a video to it and brought it out of the archives for all of you who may have never seen this awesome recipe! Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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  • 2 tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoonsminced garlic
  • 1 eggbeaten
  • 1/2 teaspoongarlic salt
  • 12 ouncesfresh green beans
  • 1/3 cupgrated Parmesan cheese


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. In a large bowl whisk the oil, garlic, egg and salt together.
  3. Toss in the green beans and coat well.
  4. Sprinkle in Parmesan on the green beans and toss gently.
  5. Place evenly on a greased baking sheet.
  6. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until golden.
  7. To crisp, heat for a minute or two under broiler.
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