Crispy Green Beans

5 from 2 votes

Satisfy your craving for crunchy, salty, snacks with this low-carb treat!

I love salty snacks. In fact, I crave them more often than sweets. It can be challenging to satisfy that craving when I’m trying to eat clean and cut back on refined carbs. My solution? Crispy Green Beans for a healthy snack!

Why You’ll Love Crispy Green Beans

crispy green beans on pan

Crispy green beans make the perfect guilt-free, savory snack that satisfies my cravings for something salty and crunchy. Not only are they delicious, but they also offer a multitude of health benefits. On top of that, this cooking method makes for a delicious side dish that has a five star rating across the board, and plenty of flavor too! Here’s why we can’t get enough of them:

  1. Nutrient-rich: Green beans are packed with essential vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin C, vitamin K, and potassium. They also contain antioxidants that support overall health and help fight off harmful free radicals.
  2. Low in calories: Crispy green beans are a great option for those looking to manage their weight or simply eat healthier. They are low in calories compared to many traditional salty snacks, making them a smart choice for satisfying cravings without overindulging.
  3. High in fiber: Fiber is crucial for maintaining a healthy digestive system and promoting a feeling of fullness. Green beans are an excellent source of dietary fiber, which can aid in digestion and keep you feeling satisfied for longer.
  4. Easy to prepare: Making crispy green beans is a breeze! Simply toss fresh green beans with a little olive oil, sprinkle some sea salt, and bake them until they’re golden brown and crispy. It’s a quick and convenient snack option that requires minimal effort.
  5. Versatile flavors: While sea salt is a classic seasoning for crispy green beans, you can get creative with other flavors too. Try adding some garlic powder, chili flakes, or grated Parmesan cheese for a delicious twist that suits your taste buds.
  6. Perfect for on-the-go: Whether you’re at work, on a road trip, or just relaxing at home, crispy green beans are a portable snack that you can take with you anywhere. Pack them in a resealable bag, and you’ve got a healthy alternative to satisfy your cravings wherever you are.
  7. Family-friendly: Crispy green beans can be enjoyed by people of all ages. If you have kids, it’s a great way to introduce them to healthy snacking and get them excited about eating their veggies.

Ingredients Needed To Make Crispy Green Beans

crunchy green beans

This easy recipe can be whipped up in no time at all, with such few ingredients, making it a winner in our book! Here’s what you will need:

  • Green Beans
  • Coconut Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Garlic Powder

How To Make Crispy Green Beans

fresh side dish

To prepare these delicious broiled Crispy Green Beans for snacking, follow these simple steps:

  1. Preheat your oven to low broil, or if your oven doesn’t have a broil setting, set it to 425 degrees Fahrenheit. Line a baking sheet with foil and keep it aside.
  2. In a bowl, combine all of the ingredients, making sure to toss the green beans thoroughly to coat them evenly with the oil and seasonings.
  3. Spread the seasoned green beans in an even layer on the prepared baking sheet. It’s essential to ensure they are well spread out, and if needed, you can use two baking sheets to avoid crowding.
  4. Broil the green beans for approximately 7 to 9 minutes, or until they turn crispy. Make sure to gently turn them over about halfway through the cooking time. Keep in mind that the beans will continue to crisp up slightly as they cool.
  5. Allow the crispy green beans to cool before serving. You can enjoy them on their own or pair them with your favorite dipping sauce for an extra kick.

Frequently Asked Questions

crispy green beans

Have questions about making these crispy green beans? Here are some of the most common questions we get! If you don’t see the answer to your question, drop it in the comment section!

How Do I Keep Green Beans From Getting Soggy?

Want perfectly crispy green beans that don’t turn out soggy or oily? The first – and most crucial – step is simply drying them thoroughly after rinsing them. Any moisture left on the beans will create steam in the oven, turning your green beans into a limp, soggy mess.

The second essential step is to add oil sparingly. One tablespoon of melted coconut oil should be sufficient for a pound of green beans. You can toss the green beans with the oil and seasonings in a large bowl, or mix them directly on the sheet pan. Too much oil will give the beans a greasy texture and could contribute to burning them more quickly.

The third step is almost as important as the first two. Make sure the green beans are placed in a single layer on the sheet pan. Using more than one pan is okay. Distribute them evenly, taking care not to stack or crowd them.

Next, be sure to turn the green beans halfway through the cooking process. Watch them to be sure they aren’t burning or browning too quickly. Remember when broiling anything that it only takes a second for your dish to go from perfectly cooked to incredibly burnt. After turning, make sure they are still evenly distributed.

Can I Use Frozen Green Beans?

You can, but you will want to make sure that they do not have any moisture on them. The best thing to do is take a paper towel and wipe off any excess moisture before cooking this perfect healthy side dish!

Can I Use This Recipe With Other Veggies?

If you like salty, crunchy snacks, try this method with different fresh veggies. This recipe would work well with kale, carrots, beets, zucchini, and a wide variety of other veggies. You can also try it with different fresh beans, such as snap beans or wax beans.

With crispy green beans as my go-to salty snack, I no longer feel the need to reach for unhealthy options that are high in refined carbs and unhealthy fats. They have become a staple in my clean eating routine, helping me stay on track with my health goals while still indulging in a delicious and satisfying treat. So, if you’re a fan of salty snacks like me, I highly recommend giving crispy green beans a try – your taste buds and your body will thank you!

5 from 2 votes

Crispy Green Beans

Whip up these delicious and crispy green beans to snack on instead of running to the chip aisle, you won't have any regrets.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 0.5 cup
Course Snack
Cuisine American
Author SkinnyMs.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans fresh, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to low broil or 425 degrees for ovens without a broil setting. Line a baking sheet with foil and set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine all ingredients and toss to coat the beans in the oil and seasonings. Spread in an even layer on the baking sheet. It is very important that the beans are spread out on the baking sheet. If needed, use two sheets.
  • Broil the beans for about 10 minutes, or until crispy but not burnt, gently turning over about halfway through. Remember, the beans will crisp up a little as they cool. Let cool before serving, serve on their own or with a spicy dipping sauce.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 0.5cup | Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 242mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 2
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Diabetic-Friendly, Keto, Kid-Friendly, Low-Carb, Plant-Based, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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8 Comments

  1. Can I add some Nutritional Yeast to the beans? If yes……when do I add it?

    Thank you……….love green beans!!

    1. Kathy, I recommend adding the nutritional yeast just before taking out of the oven. About 30 seconds in the oven would be perfect!

    1. Hi Deborah, broiling is a cooking technique that uses high heat as not all ovens have a broil setting. In this case it’s 425 – which is a “low broil”. We did changed the instructions to read broil instead of bake to help clarify.

  2. Will this work if I only have one broil setting (I am assuming that is a “high broil”)? Should the time be adjusted?

        1. Moe, I recommend the following:

          The Air Fryer should be at 400 degrees. Cook the green beans for 5 minutes then shake the basket. Cook for another 2-5 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them. Also, you may want them even crispier. If so, use the batter in this recipe.

          Keep us posted.

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