What’s your go-to side dish for almost any meal? If you’re like 99% of the people I know, it’s green beans. They go with almost anything and when I just can’t think of something to prep along with dinner, I always know I can whip up some green beans. Yep, good old green beans. Boring old green beans. I cook them until I think, “I can’t eat another green bean!”
That’s why I’m always looking for more interesting ways to serve them. Sure, they’re delicious steamed with a bit of salt and butter added or cooked the old-fashioned southern way seasoned with a ham hock, but today I have something totally different – Green Beans Caesar. I’ve tossed cooked green beans with a garlic vinaigrette and topped them with bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Pop the dish in the oven for a while and then serve. I could honestly make my whole dinner of just these beans and some bread. So good and so different. A great change of pace from the usual. Hope you enjoy them!
Wash the beans and remove the stem ends. Cook in a saucepan or skillet with enough water to cover for 20 minutes. Drain well.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In an ovenproof baking dish, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano. Stir with a fork or whisk until well combined. Add the drained green beans and toss to coat.
In a small bowl, combine the melted butter and bread crumbs, mixing well. Sprinkle the bread crumb mixture and Parmesan cheese over the green beans.
Bake for 15-20 minutes.
More green bean recipes you might enjoy from around the internet:
- Green Beans with Shallots and Pancetta from Simply Recipes
- Simple Lemon Green Beans from Love and Lemons
- Garlic Lemon Green Beans from She Wears Many Hats
- Roasted Lemon Parmesan Green Beans from Two Peas and Their Pod
- Loaded Skillet Toasted Green Beans from How Sweet It Is
What I was up to…
- One year ago: Squash and Cornbread Casserole
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- Three years ago: Buttery Barbecued Chicken
- Four years ago: Bacon and Cheese Frittata
- Five years ago: Fire and Ice Tomatoes
- Six years ago: Pork Tenderloin with Mustard Sauce