Roasted Green Beans Medifast recipe?

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A few people have asked me for this, so I thought I would share with everyone.....

I make these with the frozen whole green beans (not the canned), or fresh if you have them. - You can also use the cut up frozen ones, but I like the whole..

First, I put the amount for myself (or the whole family if we are all eating the same) into a microwave safe bowl. Do not add any water, just straight from the bag to the bowl. I cover with saran wrap to form a seal and put in the microwave to do the initial cooking process (it saves some time, however, you don't have to actually use the microwave if you don't want to) I will usually cook them about 5 minutes for a couple of handfuls or up to 15 minutes if you do a very large bowl (for the whole family - depending upon the size of your family)..

Then I remove the green beans from the microwave and drain off the excess water in a colander, and put back in the original bowl. I then add a very small drizzle (maybe a tsp or less) of EVOO (not too much) (OR you could use Pam spray) and some sprinkles of Montreal Steak Seasoning (or Mrs Dash Garlic & Herb). Turn it all together with tongs to coat all the green beans..

Transfer the coated green beans to a foil lined baking sheet and bake on 350-375 degrees for about 30 mintues or so to Roast the beans - turn about halfway through (just watch them and make sure they don't dry out too much - just enough to your liking). They will shrivel some which is part of the roasting..

You can also use Broil to speed up the process even more, just be sure to watch them closely as it will now only take about 10-15 minutes, make sure to turn them about halfway through).

The taste of these Roasted green beans is AMAZING..

You can always tweek to your liking using different spices etc... I just love the steak seasoning on mine and it doesn't take a ton of seasoning or oil, which makes it perfect for this "new way of living" as I call it.

This seems like a lot of work, but it isn't...I just tried to explain what I do in as best detail as possible..

Good Luck and let me know how you like them..

Comments (41)

These sound fabulous. I can't wait to try them. I really like the frozen green beans. Keep these recipes coming!.



Comment #1

Sounds yummy!.

Is Montreal Steak Seasoning a dry spice or liquid?.

Thanks - Steph..

Comment #2

It is a dry spice. This might help to give some additional information about it.


Can't wait for you guys to try this recipe!.

The wonderful thing about this recipe is that you can use your favorite spices to season the beans, so there are hundreds of ways to change the taste (depending upon what you are hankering for that day).

And you get them as crispy or as moist as you like them (depending upon how long you roast them)...

Comment #3

I roast green beans and asparagus all the time. Frozen right from freezer drizzled with SF Teriyaki sauce recipe from Dana Carpender's Every Calorie counts cookbook. I roast at 400 degrees for 20-25 minutes. You can also drizzle them with SF ketchup or 1 serving of chili oil too for added flavor...

Comment #4

Hey CelticMelody...can you post that SF teriyaki recipe? I miss teriyaki!~..

Comment #5

Just had the roasted green beans. All I can say is FANTASTIC!!! I have found a new green ..

I will be having these more often..

Thanks for the recipe..


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Comment #6

Becca, you are my new hero. I tried these tonight and they were AWESOME! I didn't have any EVOO, but I sprayed the beans with some olive oil pam, then sprinkled on the Montreal Seasoning before popping 'em in the oven. Oh my goodness, oh my goodness. I think my husband thought I had replaced him! Lots of "ooh-ing and aaahing!" Wow ! Thanks for my new favorite green..

Comment #7

I just found this post, and thanks Becca!! I am going to have to get some greenbeans at the store this evening and make some....

I also agree with Natalie, I would love to get the Teriyaki recipe from Celtic...

Comment #8

I hope you like them kristkat.

I've put these Roasted Green Beans in soooooo many dishes such as my omelette's, my Tuna Patty Salad, my Rotisserie Salsa Chicken Salad, my Tuna Roll Lettuce Wraps, and constantly as a side dish to my favorite meals. You can make them as soft or as crispy as you like.

Can you tell I LOVE these things AND the flavoring possibilities are endless!..

Comment #9

Yes Becca, I can tell you love these.... and from the sounds of things, I like I will too... Since I bought asparagus and the frozen who green beans. I had recipes going through my mind last night when I was at the grocery store, of all the different ways these could be done and seasonings, etc..



Comment #10

Hope this isn't a dumb question but what is EVOO?.



Comment #11

Fixing these for Thanksgiving to take to the in-laws.....

Usually the "Thanksgiving" veggies are always covered in the stuff that I can't have right now so this will be perfect and usually everyone loves them..

Comment #12

Just wanted to say I tried these the other night and they were fantastic. Thanks for posting this...

Comment #13

These are delicious! I made them Sunday night and again last night. Thank you! Just wanted to bump this receipe up. You have got to try them!..

Comment #14

I use this same preparation for frozen asparagus spears that I buy at Trader Joe's. They are nice thin, tender spears and roast up absolutely delishious!..

Comment #15

And both the asparagus and green beans are great for the holidays! A fancier way to do the veggies and they taste great..

Comment #16

YUM - this was great with asparagus!! Bumping up for others to see!!..

Comment #17

Thanks for bumping this one up ... I must have missed it!..

Comment #18

I think they can get crunchy with proper roasting time - but I was in a hurry and did the broiling method which I was afraid to burn - so mine were somewhere in between!..

Comment #19

This dish graced my holiday table yesterday...and I LOVED it!! I could have eaten the whole bowl!!! While everyone was ooing and ahing over mashed potatoes, stuffing and gravy, I kept says "wow, aren't these the best green beans you've ever tasted?!" I went to the store and bought more fresh green beans so I could make these all weekend. THanks!!..

Comment #20

These are AWFUL!! I am totally addicted!! All I want every day are these darned green beans. Awful I tell you just awful! LOL.

Thanks Becca, at least now I have a HEALTHY addiction. Much better than chocolate...

Comment #21

A question how is everyone measuring (I tend to use grams) the green beans? Before baking, or after?..

Comment #22

These are soooo delicious!! Thanks much for the recipe. I am going to make them often!..

Comment #23

I use a measuring cup to measure after roasting in the oven...that way most of the water has cooked out..

Comment #24

I made these yesterday and they were quite delicious! Thanks so much..

Comment #25

This is my absolute favorite recipe. I actually crave these, which I am not sure if that is a good thing or not. hehe..

Comment #26

Making them now. unfortunately I bought cut green beans by accident so I don;t think it will be the same but I will get the flavor!..

Comment #27

Made these tonight with some fresh Green Beans and the Olive Oil flavored Pam Spray - YUMMY!!!!! This will be on my plate again...and again......

Comment #28

I just made these tonight and they are awesome! I can definitely see how one would crave these!!..

Comment #29

This is probably the best vegetable recipe that I made while going through the program. I've taken it to so many family gatherings and guess what, it is usually the only non-starchy vegetable there but ALWAYS gets rave reviews.

I'll eat these for the rest of my life. As a matter of fact, we bought a new freezer just so I could store all my veggies (incidentally which holds 40 lbs of frozen whole green beans)...

Comment #30

I too just started making these... they are SO good... My only problem is that I get a little too hands-y with the Lawrys Seasoning salt and then I retain water... booo... but overall, YEAH!!..

Comment #31

Tried these last night. They were awesome! Thanks for the recipe!..

Comment #32

Made these tonight, but didn't read the recipe all the closely. Thought it said 1 tsp Montreal Steak Seasoning. He he, almost burned my lips off. But other than my over spicing, they were excellent. Perfect crunch...

Comment #33

Here another GOOD one.

If you want to try something delicious and really different, you can use my favorite method: Oven Roasted Green Beans! Oh, they are sooooo good. Here's the recipe I follow:.

Oven Roasted Green Beans.

1 pound green beans, stem ends snapped off.

1 Tbsp olive oil.

2 garlic cloves, peeled and thinly sliced.

1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar or red wine vinegar.

Salt and ground black pepper.

Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.

Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spread the beans on the baking sheet and drizzle with the olive oil, vinegar and garlic. Toss to coat. Sprinkle with 1/2 tsp of salt, toss again to coat evenly, and distribute in an even layer. Roast for 10 minutes.

Toss again, and continue roasting another 5-10 minutes, until beans begin to shrivel and turn dark golden brown in spots. Grind fresh black pepper over the beans to taste...

Comment #34

I roast all my veggies...mushrooms,eggplant,gr beans, bell peppers(any color) tomatoes(grape or cherry) , onions, zuchini, broccoli, cauliflower etc. I use olive oil and a little garlic powder. Delish..

Comment #35

I roast green beans all the time, and sprinkle them with a little parm cheese...yummm, they come out so good...

Comment #36

I roast fresh aparagus in the oven..

First trim tough ends off: Let the stalk snap at a natural breaking point as close to the cut end as possible..

I put one bunch of fresh aspargus in a plastic zip-lock bag; then add 2 talblespoons olive oil, crushed garlic and fresh gound salt & pepper..

Using your hands, roll the asparagus through the palstic bag with the oil and rub them against each other until the oil coats them all..

Spread the asparagus out in the sheet pan to form a single layer.

Bake at 350 degrees for about 15-20 min. turning once...

Comment #37

I roast fresh asparagus all the time. I never thought of doing that with green beans. I have some in the freezer and I will be doing that for dinner. I am so excited! It's weird to use the word excited about a vegetable!..

Comment #38

I have been making something simular for years. I use fresh green beens, place them on a cookie sheet. Add 1 tsp olive oil, mix them up, some seasoning. dash of salt, pepper, garlic powder, and place them under the broiler for about 5 minutes, stir, they bubble up, turn a bit brown. We eat them like fries. I love them and so does my Husband...

Comment #39

This makes my mouth water!!.

I've roasted fresh veggies, but not frozen...duhhh why didn't I think of that.

Thanks for all the great suggestions..

Comment #40

This is my favorite green! I have taken them to 2 family meal/functions recently and everyone loves them! Thanks for thinking outside the box becca!..

Comment #41

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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