Crispy Green Beans

Crispy Green Beans

Alright guys, real talk. You know I love food. And I know you love food too, or you wouldn’t be here. But sometimes? Sometimes food can be just plain boring. After all, every day can’t be wine and brie and champagne and oysters. Most days are variations on chicken. Or pasta. Or salad. Or chicken and pasta and salad. Lather, rinse, repeat.

When my love affair with cooking first began, stepping into the kitchen was my daily retreat.  Every day I was making something new and learning something new. It was my happy place. And don’t get me wrong, most days it still is – but at the wise old age of 32, I’ve learned that sometimes, at the wrong end of a bad week after a looooong day, cooking is usually just another tedious part of the daily grind. It happens. And on days like that, I don’t want to think about planning a new meal or trying a new recipe. I don’t want to think period. So I go on autopilot and reach for the old standbys. You all know exactly what I’m talking about. Enough days like that in a row, my friend, and you’ll officially find yourself in a giant food rut. But don’t worry – I have just the ticket for pulling yourself out and back into the sunshine. These awesome, perfect, go-with-anything green beans.


Fresh, light, sweet, crunchy, with just a hint of spice – these little gems are the perfect side when you have no idea what side to make. Same old chicken? Serve it along with these bad boys and you’ll have a whole new meal. Looking for a new salad topper? Look no further.Lately, they’ve been my go-to accompaniment for burgers. Green beans are a delightfully versatile veggie, and this recipe has just the right mix of everything to complement, well, anything. In fact, I suppose it’s safe to say that these green beans have become somewhat of a standby for me – but I promise you, they’re anything but boring.



Crispy Green Beans
Course: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snack
  • 1 big bunch fresh green beans
  • 2 tbsp flour
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • 1 cup panko bread crumbs
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a sheet pan with a wire rack by spraying both with cooking spray (or lightly coating in olive oil).

  2. Wash green beans thoroughly and trim off the ends.

  3. In a shallow dish, mix together the parmesan, bread crumbs, paprika, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper flakes. Set aside.

  4. In a separate dish, crack and whisk the egg.

  5. Lightly toss the green beans in the flour until they are evenly coated.

  6. Working in batches, dip the beans in the egg, then the bread crumb mixture to fully coat. 

  7. Place the coated beans on prepared sheet pan with wire rack, making sure to keep them in an even, single layer.

  8. Bake for about 10 minutes, until the beans are crispy.

Recipe Notes

If you don't have a wire rack, you can certainly place the prepared beans directly on a sheet pan. Either way, be sure not to crowd the beans - the more room they have to cook, the crispier they'll be!

Nutrition Information
Servings: 6
Amount per serving
Calories 141
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.2g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.3g 7%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 420mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 21.8g 8%
Dietary Fiber 4.1g 15%
Total Sugars 2.4g
Protein 7.7g
Vitamin D 4mcg 22%
Calcium 140mg 11%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 70mg 1%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet.
2,000 calorie a day is used for general nutrition advice.
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