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Perfect Roasted Green Beans Almondine

Roasted Green Beans Almondine is a bright, healthy side dish that’s easy to make in the oven in less than 20 minutes. Enjoy this classic green bean recipe alongside your favorite simple main dish, for an effortless weeknight dinner!

roasted green beans almondine

Green Beans Almondine is one of those beloved side dish recipes that feels like it has been around forever.

Simple and vibrant, green beans with almonds is a perfectly elegant and healthy complement to so many main dishes. I remember enjoying them when I was younger with everything from steak bites to chicken breasts and baked cod, and much more.

Basically, nearly any protein is elevated when served alongside tangy, garlic-y, wonderfully flavorful Green Beans Almondine.

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The Best Green Beans Almondine Recipe

The classic combination of green beans, lemon, and almonds is commonly made on the stovetop. But with a few simple tweaks we have discovered how to make this recipe even better and easier by roasting in the oven!

Oven Roasted Green Beans Almondine is a vegan-friendly and gluten-free side dish that’s as healthy as it is delicious.

It makes a terrific side for quick and effortless midweek meals, as well as holiday meals and special occasion celebrations!

green beans with almonds

What Ingredients You Need

This classic recipe calls for just a handful of simple and mostly fresh ingredients.

Here is everything needed to make Green Beans Almondine:

  • Fresh green beanswith the ends trimmed off
  • Olive oilor other preferred high heat oil for roasting, like sunflower oil
  • Sliced almondsfor that perfectly satisfying crunch
  • Minced garlicadds a hint of savory goodness to the dish
  • Lemon zestbrightens the green beans with a pop of citrus
  • Salt and pepperto taste

You can also add chopped cooked bacon, if you like.

And for an extra buttery green bean dish add a bit of unsalted butter to the recipe.

sliced almonds

How to Make Perfect Roasted Green Beans Almondine

Roasted Green Beans Almondine are ready to serve in less than 20 minutes, and requires just a few simple steps to prep.

Here’s how to make the best Green Beans Almondine recipe in the oven:

  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F, and place the cleaned and trimmed green beans on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  2. Then, drizzle the oil over the green beans. Sprinkle the top with sliced almonds, minced garlic, lemon zest, salt and black pepper. Toss to coat thoroughly.
  3. Next, spread the green beans out in a single layer on the baking sheet. Roast in the oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until soft but still a bit firm.
roasted green beans almondine

The green beans should have a bit of snap to them, and be slightly caramelized and crispy on the edges.

Serve warm along with your choice of main dish.

Leftover roasted green beans with almonds will keep well in an airtight container for up to 5 days. I recommend reheating in the oven for just a few minutes until warm to keep some of the crispness to the beans.

Get the Complete (Printable) Perfect Roasted Green Beans Almondine Recipe Below. Enjoy!

how to roast beans with almonds

What Goes Well with Green Beans Almondine?

Enjoy this lightly citrusy, nutty, fresh and delicious side dish with any number of mains dishes.

It’s the perfect veggie side to serve with this Parmesan Chicken Lemon and Rice Skillet, our Easy Chicken Kiev Recipe, or comforting Bistro Slow Cooker Chicken and Rice.

For a quick and healthy weeknight dinner, pair these green beans with Skillet Steak Bites with Mushrooms or Perfect Baked Chicken Thighs.

And this recipe is great to elevate a rustic Porterhouse Steak and potatoes dinner!

Can I Use Other Nuts to Make Roasted Green Beans?

It is certainly possible to make Green Beans Almondine without, well, the almonds. If you are allergic or just not a fan, feel free to swap with chopped walnuts or pine nuts.

How Do I Make Green Beans Almondine on the Stovetop?

If you’d prefer to prepare this dish without the oven, you can use a large skillet and cook on the stovetop.

Here’s How: Add cooking oil to a large skillet over medium heat, and briefly saute the minced garlic. Then add the green beans and almonds. Cook for several minutes, stirring occasionally, until the beans are caramelized and a touch soft. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with lemon zest, and stir again. Serve warm.

roasted green beans and sliced almonds

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Perfect Oven Roasted Green Beans Almondine

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 17 minutes
This Roasted Green Beans Almondine recipe is a bright, healthy side dish that's easy to make in the oven in less than 20 minutes.
Servings: 4 servings



  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Place the green beans on a large rimmed baking sheet.
  • Drizzle the oil over the green beans. Then sprinkle the top with almonds, minced garlic, lemon zest, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon black pepper. Toss to coat.
  • Spread the green beans out in a single layer. Roast in the oven for 12-15 minutes, or until soft but still slightly firm. Serve warm.



If you want a buttery flavor, you can use 1 tablespoon melted butter and 1 tablespoon olive oil in the recipe.


Serving: 1serving, Calories: 152kcal, Carbohydrates: 11g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 12g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Sodium: 7mg, Potassium: 312mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 782IU, Vitamin C: 15mg, Calcium: 70mg, Iron: 2mg
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, French
Author: Sommer Collier

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4 comments on “Perfect Roasted Green Beans Almondine”

  1. This side dish is perfect for the holidays or anytime of the year!

  2. This is such an amazing side dish!! My family loved it!

  3. Do you think this could be made in the air fryer? Thanks!

    • Hi Deirdre,

      Yes, I think you could make this recipe in an airfryer. However, I have not tested it this way, so I’m hesitant to offer a cooking time. If you give it a try, please report back! :)