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Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds can go in the oven when you take out the turkey, and the crispy roasted shallots really put this recipe over the top! Use Side Dishes to find more recipes like this one.

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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!

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How to make Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe including nutritional information.)

  1. Trim the beans and cut each one in half.
  2. Slice the shallots and the garlic cloves into slivers.
  3. Toss green beans with shallots, garlic, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
  4. Roast beans in a preheated 450F/230C oven for 12 – 15 minutes for thin beans, or slightly longer for thicker beans.
  5. Season cooked beans with salt and fresh-ground black pepper.
  6. Sprinkle beans with almonds (toasted in a dry frying pan if you’d like).
  7. Honestly folks, that’s all there is to it!

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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

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Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds can go in the oven when you take out the turkey, and these beans are so, so delicious!

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 450F/230C. (If you’re cooking other things you can use a slightly lower temperature, just increase the time a little.)
  2. Trim ends from green beans. If using thin, long beans, cut in half crosswise into pieces about 2 inches long.
  3. Peel and slice shallots and garlic into lengthwise slivers. (Don't make them too thin or they'll cook too quickly.)
  4. 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.
  5. Spray roasting pan with nonstick spray or mist with olive oil, then arrange the vegetables in a single layer.
  6. 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.
  7. When beans are done, season with salt and fresh-ground black pepper and serve immediately.

Notes

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.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

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.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

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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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    40 Comments on “Garlic-Roasted Green Beans with Shallots and Almonds”

  1. these look like they’d have a great texture to them.

    and your photos just get better and better.

  2. These look really, really good and while I don’t think my kids will let me get by without making the traditional green bean casserole, these look like a great optionfor those of us watching calories!

  3. Looks delicious Kalyn. Green beans are a must have on our Thanksgiving table.

  4. Kalyn, I am so glad you’re a roasting fan! I think you’ve just found my Thanksgiving green for me–thank you! I roasted the last of my romano beans last night and splashed in a bit of balsamic vinegar at the last minute, which turned out quite yummy.

  5. Valerie, I wouldn’t use frozen beans. Since they’re basically already cooked, you lose all the benefit of how roasting concentrates the flavor. They would not be bad, but they wouldn’t be great the way these beans are.

  6. Do you think I could use frozen green beans?

  7. Oh wow, those look fantastic! Have never roasted beans, but I do know that I adore the flavour that roasting imparts to vegetables in general. And to make me even happier, I have shallots, garlic, green beans and almonds at home as we speak – hurrah!

  8. I saw wonderful green beans at my store too. I almost bought them, and now I’ll get them when I go back. Roasting does wonders with veggies. Love the way this recipe looks!

  9. Roasted vegetables are my favorite for night when I’ve worked too late. Throw them in the oven, and by the time I’m ready to eat, the entire house smells wonderful.
    I’m going to have to find this cookbook.

  10. I have to try this recipe. I do think that roasting is one of the best way to have vegetables.

  11. This looks like a dish packed with flavor.

  12. Lovely beans Kalyn. Thanksgiving must be a tricky festival to navigate with specific food requirements. This looks delightful.

  13. I love shallots with green beans, and I love almonds with green beans, so this sounds like a great combination!

  14. Simple and good. I love those beans!

  15. YUM! I want to make this dish for Turkey Day!!

  16. Kalyn, this is such a great side dish!

  17. Ah, Kalyn you really know how to sucker me in – I love the green beans and that cook book. You are so right about the oven and this.

  18. I am always looking for new ways to make green beans. They are such a versatile vegetable. We often make roasted veggies in the oven while the main course is cooking. It is a great time and energy saver.

  19. Lydia, me too! What a great cookbook! I bet I’ve made more than 50 things from it, and every one has been just fantastic.

  20. Those beans do look wonderful, and I love the idea of using the already-hot oven to prepare the side dishes, too. I’ve had a lot of fun with the Fine Cooking Annual; of course I found it at Costco!