Roasted Green Beans - VeryVera

Roasted Green Beans

  • Prep Time: 10m
  • Cook Time: 20m
  • Serves: 6


  • 2 lb fresh green beans
  • 1/2 c (1 stick) salted butter
  • 1 c firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 2 tbsp. reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame seeds


  1. Wash the green beans and prepare by cutting off the tips.
  2. Bring water to a boil in a large pot. Blanch the green beans for 2 minutes, drain, and place the green beans in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
  3. Preheat the oven to 325°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper or foil.
  4. In a separate saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat, stirring constantly so the butter does not burn.
  5. Add in the brown sugar and garlic powder. Stir until the sugar is fully dissolved.
  6. Remove the saucepan from heat and stir in the soy sauce. Continue to stir as the mixture bubbles.
  7. Toss the green beans in the sauce to fully coat.
  8. Pour the green beans and the sauce onto the prepared sheet pan. Place in the oven and roast the green beans for 10 to 15 minutes.
  9. Top with toasted sesame seeds before serving.