Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds
Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds only need a short time in the oven, and the roasted shallots put this over the top!
I’m updating the photos for this recipe for Garlic-Roasted Green Beans Recipe with Shallots and Almonds to see if I can entice you to add it to your Thanksgiving menu, and these beans are so, so good! It’s the crispy roasted shallots that really put this over the top, and those roasted shallots reminded me of the flavor of the fried onions that sometimes go on the top of green bean casserole (but a lot healthier!) And shallots can be pricey, but you’re not using a huge amount here, or use slivers of red onion if you can’t find shallots where you live.
I used the thin French Beans from Costco, which are perfect for a holiday like Thanksgiving because they cook quickly! And it’s probably not hard to tell that I think roasted vegetables are great for Thanksgiving. Here’s my thinking, the oven is already hot and when you take the turkey out to carve it and make the gravy, you have just enough oven time to cook the rolls and roast some kind of delicious veggie at the same time. Plus, most roasted vegetables are very forgiving as far as cooking time and temperature, so no need to fuss, and roasting concentrates the flavor of vegetables in a way that no other cooking method can match.
And if you already have a plan for vegetables for Thanksgiving, I am urging you to try these another time for a special dinner! I promise anyone who has enjoyed my mega-popular Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan is going to love this recipe just as much!
What are Shallots?
Shallots are a member of the Allium family that also includes onions, green onions, garlic, and leeks. They’re milder in flavor than onions, but red onions can be substituted if necessary. Read here for more about Shallots. They aren’t super low in carbs, so use less if you prefer, but the roasted shallots were very tasty!
How to make Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds:
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- Trim the beans and cut each one in half.
- Slice the shallots and the garlic cloves into slivers.
- Toss green beans with shallots, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Roast beans in a preheated 450F/230C oven for 12 – 15 minutes for thin beans, or slightly longer for thicker beans.
- Season cooked beans with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
- Sprinkle beans with almonds (toasted in a dry frying pan if you’d like).
- Honestly folks, that’s all there is to it!
More Green Bean Recipes for a Holiday Dinner:
Stir-Fried Green Beans with Lemon, Parmesan, and Pine Nuts from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Brown Butter Green Beans with Almonds from Andrea’s Recipes
Easy Air Fryer Asian Green Beans from Kalyn’s Kitchen
World’s Best Green Bean Casserole from A Veggie Venture
Roasted Green Beans with Mushrooms, Balsamic, and Parmesan from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- 1 lb. fresh green beans (thin beans preferred, but any type will work)
- 3 large shallots peeled, and cut into thin slivers (see notes)
- 5 large cloves garlic, peeled and cut into thin slices
- 2 T olive oil
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- Preheat oven to 450F/230C. (If you’re cooking other things you can use a slightly lower temperature, just increase the time a little.)
- Trim ends from green beans. If using thin, long beans, cut in half crosswise into pieces about 2 inches long.
- Peel and slice shallots and garlic into lengthwise slivers. (Don't make them too thin or they'll cook too quickly.)
- Put beans into a mixing bowl, add olive oil, salt, and pepper, and use a wooden spoon to toss until beans, shallots, and garlic are well coated with oil.
- Spray roasting pan with nonstick spray or mist with olive oil, then arrange the vegetables in a single layer.
- Roast 12-15 minutes for thin beans, or slightly longer for regular beans, until beans are slightly shriveled, and shallots and garlic are lightly browned.
- When beans are done, Season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
- Sprinkle beans with almonds (toasted in a dry frying pan if you'd like) and serve immediately.
We used about one cup of shallot slivers. You can use less shallots if you want to reduce the carbs.
This recipe was adapted from Fine Cooking Annual (affiliate link) which is a favorite cookbook I've used over and over through the years.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 164Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 157mgCarbohydrates: 12.2gFiber: 5gSugar: 7gProtein: 5g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds are a perfect side dish for any phase of the South Beach Diet or most other types of low-carb eating plans, although these beans are probably not Keto with the shallots.
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