I made these Roasted Garlic Green Beans as a veggie side for Thanksgiving Dinner this year. I usually make my Honey Garlic Roasted Carrots but wanted to try something different this year.
Growing up my mom used to make green beans every week. As a kid there was no way I was going to eat them. The most I could stomach was cream corn.
Fast forward to today. These are not your mom's green beans recipe. These beans are packed full of garlic flavor and the roasted pine nuts elevate the flavor of these green beans to a whole other level.
A word of caution before you jump into this recipe. Pine nuts can be pretty expensive. I've paid as much as $17 a pound for them. Thank God this recipe does not need more than ½ cup.
🍳 How to toast Pine Nuts
The simplest way to toast pine nuts is to add them to a small dry skillet (no oil) and over medium-low and cook them, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes. The pine nuts should be golden brown. Watch them carefully as they can easily burn.
If you are not familiar with pine nuts, check out this article on Wikipedia about Pine Nuts.
🥜 Nut Allergies
This recipe may contain peanuts or other nuts and seeds as one of its ingredients. Please take the appropriate precautions.
The only challenging part with this recipe is making sure you don't burn the butter, garlic or pine nuts when cooking them in the skillet. If the butter starts turning brown you've overcooked them.
For more great recipes with Pine Nuts, I suggest you check these recipes out:
📋 Gather your Ingredients
You will need the following ingredients to make this Roasted Garlic Green Beans recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Green Beans, Butter, Garlic Cloves, Pine Nuts, Salt and Ground Black Pepper.
🥣 How to make Roasted Garlic Green Beans
Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Drain water and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat butter. Add garlic and pine nuts and sauté for three minutes or until pine nuts are lightly browned. Transfer green beans to skillet, add salt and pepper and toss until coated.
Roasted Garlic Green Beans
- 1 lb Green Beans, trimmed
- ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter
- 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
- ½ Cup Pine Nuts, toasted
- ¼ teaspoon Salt
- ¼ teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until tender, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Drain Water and set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat butter. Add garlic and pine nuts and sauté for three minutes or until pine nuts are lightly browned. Transfer green beans to skillet, add salt and pepper and toss until coated.
Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.
Loved the garlic flavor and crunchy texture!
Thanks! I really enjoy this french bean recipe as well!