Roasted Green Beans with Goat Cheese


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Happy Monday!! I hope you guys all had a fantastic weekend. I had a 24 hour bug on Saturday and felt like I got hit by a car. But thankfully I’m all better. And I’m pretty sure it’s because of these green beans.

I’d like to introduce you guys to the most amazing side dish in the history of side dishes.

Roasted Green Beans with Goat Cheese.

Goat Cheese Roasted Green Beans

They will change the way you look at green beans. For example, you will want to roast every green bean you come across for the rest of your life and eat them all by yourself. No sharing. No way.

And that’s exactly what I did yesterday. I made a giant batch of these and then proceeded to have a marathon Sons of Anarchy session and eat them

Do you guys watch Son of Anarchy. I’m gonna be honest, I didn’t think I’d be that into it – but I’m literally hooked. 9 hours straight yesterday. Talk about a marathon SOA session. It was amazing. I couldn’t have asked for a more mind provoking Sunday 🙂 And let’s just talk about Jax. Jacks? However you spell it, I love him.

I’m equally as obsessed with SOA as I am these green beans. I don’t think I’ll be able to make green beans any other way ever again. It’s just that good.

The goat cheese and the garlic and just icing on the cake too! You should make these every day for dinner. Forever.

Roasted Green Beans with Goat Cheese



  • 1 lb green beans ends trimmed
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 cloves garlic thinly sliced
  • 3 tbsp goat cheese
  • lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice


  • Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F.
  • Scatter the trimmed green beans on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper and scatter the garlic over the green beans.
  • Place the baking sheet into the oven and roast for 12-15 minutes until the green beans are slightly toasty and tender. Remove the baking sheet from the oven and top with the goat cheese, lemon zest and lemon juice. Adjust salt and pepper as needed and serve immediately

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  1. Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

    I had pretty much this exact thing yesterday! I didn’t add lemon juice, but that’s a great idea for next time 🙂

    • Cara of BGSK

      Katrina–so funny! I was telling Gaby on twitter yesterday that I made roasted string beans on Sunday night too. And I did not share them. And I may not ever make another green bean any other way again. So good!!

  2. Ali @ Gimme Some Oven

    Those are some beautiful beans! Love veggies with goat cheese — these look amazing! 🙂

  3. monika

    I have just harvested a large bowlful of beans. This will be the perfect thing to try for dinner tonight! I never thought of roasting them before. Great idea!

  4. Amanda

    These roasted green beans are perfect! Such a quick and easy healthy side dish or snack! 🙂

  5. Liz @ Virtually Homemade

    Love the addition of wax beans which are great straight from the farmer’s market during the summer. Anyway, anything with goat cheese gets the thumbs up from me.

  6. Lisa | With Style and Grace

    Too funny, you did green beans and goat cheese and I did grapes and goat cheese. I’m pretty sure this isn’t the first time we’ve posted similar things 🙂

  7. Cookin’ Canuck

    Oh yeah, now that’s the way to dress up green beans…creamy and a bit decadent without involving any cream of mushroom soup! Glad you’re feeling better.

  8. Brian @ A Thought For Food

    Sorry you weren’t feeling well! That’s no fun!

    Could totally see how these green beans would cheer you up, though!

  9. Alyssa | Queen of Quinoa

    Well I’m definitely making this for dinner 🙂 With a bit of black quinoa – oh yeah!

  10. DosDoodles

    Yum! I made these for lunch because I couldn’t wait till dinner. Yum. I will only ever eat green beans this way, from now on, forever. Loved these for sure.

  11. marla {family fresh cooking}

    Sorry to hear you were sick this weekend. Love the simple side dish green beans!

  12. Carolyn

    Oh yum, what a great way to serve beans. I am going to share this one on my Facebook page!

  13. Jeff @ Cheeseburger

    This is an amazing side dish Gaby. Definitely worth of being dubbed as “the most amazing side dish in the history of side dishes”.

  14. Caryn Crasnick-Maloney

    Oh my! I just made these and they’re delicious! I love the flavor!

  15. Russell van Kraayenburg

    I love the look of the two different color beans! And the goat cheese? I’m in heaven. Yum!

  16. Jen @ Jen’s Favorite Cookies

    I’ve never seen Sons of Anarchy, but I could look at these beans for like 3 minutes. Then I would just dive in!

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  19. terry

    We made this, it was fantastic! Things we did different were: upped the garlic to half a head of crushed garlic, we added the goat cheese to the roasting pan right out of the hot oven to get it melty and after a minute dumped it over a bowl of raw spinach and squeezed a whole lemon over it. Super fast dinner! I highly recommended this recipe to anyone, even if you think you don’t like goat cheese!

    • Gaby

      So glad to hear you loved it Terry!! And I love the alterations you made – I’m going to try that this week 🙂

  20. Maricela

    I came across this recipe today – it was a perfect fit as I had all the ingredients. Well, I made it and it turned out AMAZING! These are indeed addictive and I will be making this often. Thanks!!!

  21. Jim’s Gems (TM)

    If I don’t have lemons or lemon juice on hand, could I substitute lemon extract? Proportion? Thanks.

    • Gaby

      no I wouldn’t use lemon extract! Maybe a splash of red wine vinegar?