Blistered Garlicky Green Beans

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Helena Picone
Hallie Burton
prop stylist
Brooke Deonarine
recipe developer
Diana Andrews

Serves 4 


  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed 
  • 2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil 
  • ½ tsp kosher salt, more to taste 
  • ¼ tsp crushed red pepper flakes, more to taste 
  • 3 large garlic cloves, minced 
  • 1 tsp lemon juice, more to taste 
  • 2 Tbsp hoisin sauce OR finely grated Parmigiano Reggiano, optional


  • For maximum blistering, be sure your green beans are very dry before you put them in the oven. And take time to arrange the beans in a single layer on the pan because contact with the pan’s metal surface promotes caramelization. 

These oh-so-easy-to-make garlicky beans are absolutely delish as is, but it’s also easy to give them flavor twists. I love adding a drizzle of hoisin sauce or a sprinkle of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese.


Step 1
Slide a rack into the uppermost position of the oven and heat to 450°F.  

Step 2
On a large, rimmed baking sheet, toss the green beans with the oil, salt, and crushed red pepper flakes, making sure the beans are evenly coated. Spread the beans in a single layer on the pan and roast until the bottoms blister and begin to brown, about 20 minutes. 

Step 3
Add the minced garlic to the pan, toss with the beans, and rearrange them in a single layer. Continue roasting until the garlic begins to turn golden, another 2 to 3 minutes. Remove from the oven.

Step 4
Toss the beans with the lemon juice, season to taste with more salt, lemon juice, and crushed red pepper flakes, if desired.  

Step 5
Serve with the hoisin OR the cheese, if using. 

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