This easy roasted potatoes and green beans recipe is the perfect side dish to any meal. Use one sheet pan to bake two side dishes that are so flavorful and delicious. Simple recipes that taste great are a recipe box must for busy home cooks.
Sometimes I do not have time to stand at the stove and make sauteed green beans and potatoes in a skillet. Doing a little prep and adding these vegetables to the oven and spend the time making the rest of your dinner.
Just add the seasoning to the potatoes and bake. Add the seasoning to the green beans while the potatoes are in the oven, by the time the beans are cleaned and seasoned, they can be added to the sheet pan. Bake a little longer and enjoy.
Simple Weeknight Meal
This really is a simple recipe that is perfect for busy weeknights. If you are looking for a crowd-pleasing side dish that is easy, this one is one of my go-to recipes for entertaining. Everyone raves and thinks I spent a lot of time on the dinner.
Make this new potatoes and green bean recipe any time you need to have a simple side dish that tastes great.
If you can find baby potatoes at a farmers market, healthy dinners that are quick and easy like this sometimes make the best recipes. My daughter and I love to visit our local farmers market. We have become friends with the growers over the years and when the food is grown locally, it just makes us feel that much better about our food.
Sometimes, I can find a one pound bag of baby potatoes in the grocery stores that look really fresh. Be careful not to purchase them if they have a lot of brown spots or sprouts growing out. That means that they have been sitting on the shelf for a while.
Get Delicious Taste From a Few Simple Ingredients
This simple recipe lets the true flavors of the ingredients shine through. For best results, choose fresh ingredients. They really do taste better in this easy quick side dish.
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Potatoes. Any kind of potato works for this recipe. I do love fingerling potatoes, they are one of my favorite ingredients. Yukon gold or red potatoes are the best, but I have used russet potatoes too. Really any kind. Just clean them and cut them into 1-2-inch pieces for quick and even baking.
Olive oil and Butter. I like to use olive oil for the potatoes and melted butter for the green beans in this recipe. However, you could use melted butter rather than olive oil in this recipe. Any other oil you prefer works well too. You could easily turn this into a vegetarian recipe by eliminating the butter and just using olive oil. A nice lady on a social media post commented that she used bacon grease for a recipe similar to this. While I have yet to try it on this sheet pan recipe, I have used bacon in a sauteed green bean recipe and that is delicious too.
Seasonings. This great recipe has simple seasonings, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika. If you prefer, you can also add Italian seasoning or other herbs that you enjoy the taste of.
Green Beans. Fresh is my first choice, fresh whole green beans, next is frozen for this recipe. They just bake up so much better for looks, flavor, and texture in this recipe than canned beans do.
How to Make Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
Wash and scrub the potatoes and cut them into 1–2-inch pieces, if you use small potatoes you will save the step of having to cut them up. Add the potatoes to a large bowl along with the olive oil, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt, black pepper, and paprika. Gently mix to combine. Place potatoes on a half sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes at 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
Save Time: While the potatoes are baking, clean and wash the green beans. I like to cut them into 1-2-inch pieces as well. Place the beans in a large mixing bowl and add the melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Gently mix to combine.
After the potatoes have been baking for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and add the green beans on top. Spread the beans and potatoes around so that they have enough room to bake. Place back in the oven and bake another 20 minutes.
Easy Dinner Recipes
Make this one of those 45-minute recipes by prepping the green beans when the potatoes are in the oven cooking for the first 20 minutes.
One more thing I forgot to mention. Sometimes I make this and cut up a few medium onions, we love to have onions when we make fried onions. So when making this easy supper recipe, I will add red onion when the green beans are added.
Just so scrumptious!
Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe Tips and Tricks
Preparing the Potatoes. I wash the potatoes with water and scrub the dirt off. If there are any blemished areas, I cut those off. Then make sure to cut into 1-2-inch pieces. This helps them cook at the same rate and the smaller that the potato is, the faster it will cook.
Preparing the Green Beans. I wash the beans with water and use a scissors to snip off each end of the bean. This gives them a more uniform look. I will also make sure that the beans are in lengths of about 2-inches. Again, having the uniform size helps them cook evenly and I think it is easier to eat them.
Baking Sheet. Because this is quite a bit of food to bake, I like to use a half sheet pan for this recipe. If you do not have one of those a large baking sheet will work just fine. You could even use a few large oven-safe large saucepan for this recipe. There is lots of room for the potatoes and beans to spread out on for better roasting. For easy clean up, you could line the baking pan with tin foil.
Tin Foil Grill Pan. If you want easy clean up, use a tin foil pan to bake this side dish.
Can The Potatoes and Beans be Frozen?
Yes. Just make sure that they are sealed well in an airtight container. They will keep in the freezer a few months. When you are ready to enjoy, just thaw before reheating.
The best part is that you just have to take this out about 30 minutes before popping into the oven. It is amazing how nicely the limp looking thawed potatoes and green beans perk right up in the oven.
Storage and Reheating of this Side Dish
If you do have any leftovers, they are easy to store in an airtight container. They will last in the refrigerator up to 5 days.
When you are ready to reheat them, they can be microwaved a few minutes until hot. Or if you want o crisp the potatoes up again, place back in the oven for 15 minutes. A bit faster method is to heat them in a non-stick pan on the stovetop with a bit of butter. Easy and delicious even the second time around.
Crispy potatoes and fresh green beans mixed with garlic and herbs make these Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans an easy yet flavorful side dish for any meal.
This recipe pairs well with so many main dishes
Having a main dish that are also healthy recipes and quick to make are my go-to recipes for any day of the week. My family often tells me that I feed them like they are eating at a restaurant.
You might be surprised how easy a lot of restaurant food is to make. Why not save a bit of money while you are at it and enjoy easy dinners at home with your family.
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One of the best drink recipes that we enjoy with our meal is Cherry Lemonade. It just takes minutes to make and it is so refreshing.
I include this in my list of brunch recipes when I am planning my hosting menu.
Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans
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Oven Roasted Potatoes
- 48 Ounces Potatoes cut into 1–2-inch pieces
- 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- 2 Tablespoons Dried Parsley
- 1 Teaspoon Salt
- ½ Teaspoon pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Paprika optional
- 2 Pounds Green Beans fresh or frozen
- 3 Tablespoons Butter melted
- 1 Teaspoon Garlic Powder
- ½ Teaspoon Salt
- ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash and scrub the potatoes and cut them into 1–2-inch pieces.
- Add the potatoes to a large bowl along with the olive oil, garlic powder, dried parsley, salt, pepper, and paprika. Gently mix to combine.
- Place the potatoes on a half sheet pan and bake for 20 minutes.
- While the potatoes are baking, clean and wash the green beans. I like to cut them into 1-2-inch pieces as well. Place the beans in a large mixing bowl and add the melted butter, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Gently mix to combine.
- After the potatoes have been baking for 20 minutes, remove from the oven and add the green beans on top. Spread the beans and potatoes around so that they have enough room to bake. Place back in the oven and bake another 20 minutes.