Parmesan Crusted Green Beans

Better than French Fries. I said what I said.

Quick, easy, versatile, tasty veggies that the the kids dig. That equates to a keeper ’round these here parts. They are also very adaptable to vegan, gluten free, carb conscious and keto lifestyles as well!

These will very depending on the cut/thickness of your green beans. I like the slim French cut style, but my neighbor really liked the thicker cut green bean variety. You’ll probably need to cook them a little longer the thicker the green bean and according to your taste. The kids and I like them pretty crispy, so I usually err on the side of a longer cook time! I would recommend popping that oven light on at about the 15minute mark and watching the crispy-ness develop about every 5 minutes thereafter until you have established your preferred cooking time! If you try these and find your ideal time, I’d love to hear about it in the comments!

I haven’t tried vegan or gluten free recipes YET, but for GF, I plan on swapping the bread crumbs for gluten free bread crumbs. Keto could be a bit tricky, but I am going to try toasting some keto or zero carb bread and blitzing them into bread crumbs. And for the Vegan option, I am going to try making Minimalist Baker vegan parmesan cheese and using that! I am also curious about almond/coconut flour alternatives. I will keep updating this post as I experiment!

But I digress. What else is new?

Parmesan Crusted Green Beans. Here’s a quick video, if you want to take a quick look at that!


  • Green Beans, about 2 cups
  • Olive Oil to taste (I used about 2-3Tbsp)
  • 1/2C bread crumbs
  • 1/3C Parmesan Cheese
  • Herbs (I used dried parsley and oregano)


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
  2. Toss your green beans with enough olive oil to coat.
  3. Make your bread crumb mixture by stirring bread crumbs, parmesan cheese and herbs together.
  4. Pour your bread crumb mixture over the green beans and toss again, making sure all of the green beans are evenly coated.
  5. Spread them out over a baking sheet, try to avoid over crowding. I know, it can’t always be done, but just do your best! They will be great.
  6. Spray them briefly with an oil spray of choice, I like using avocado oil because of the high smoke point… makes it harder to burn things.
  7. Place your green beans in the oven, doing your best to turn them over after about 10-15 minutes for maximum crispness. Cook for another 10-15 minutes and enjoy!
  8. We do not dip these in anything, but ranch would probably be yummy.

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