Simple Roasted Green Beans and Carrots with Almonds

This is a no-fuss recipe for roasted green beans and carrots. SECRET INGREDIENT: topping with toasted almonds. This easy-to-follow recipe brings out the natural flavor of green beans and sweetness of the carrots. With simple steps and minimal ingredients, this delicious side dish is perfect for any occasion.

Roasted green beans and carrots with toasted almond topping and lemon wedges on a white plate.

Why you’ll love this roasted carrots and green beans recipe

  1. Easy vegetable side dish: With just a handful of ingredients, this recipe keeps it simple. It is perfect for anyone looking for an easy yet flavorful dish.
  2. Nutritious: It is a healthy side dish recipe like roasted Brussels sprouts and carrots. It is packed with the goodness of fresh vegetables and almonds. Roasting is my favorite way to cook veggies since roasted vegetables do not lose too many nutrients.
  3. The best flavors: The combination of roasted green beans and carrots brings out their natural sweetness. The addition of toasted almonds adds a delightful crunch and nutty flavor.
  4. Versatility: These sheet pan veggies can stand alone as a tasty side dish or be paired with various main dishes at your holiday table. You can also add these green beans and carrots to salads to make them more flavorful.
  5. Quick and effortless: This super easy side dish is straightforward and doesn’t require much time or effort. This family favorite is a go-to option for busy weeknights or when you want a hassle-free cooking experience.
  6. Perfect side dish for a feast: Its simple yet sophisticated taste appeals to almost everyone. It’s a crowd-pleaser for gatherings or holiday dinners like Thanksgiving and Christmas.
  7. Minimal clean-up: A sheet pan, small pan for roasting almonds and a bowl are all you need to make this simple side dish.

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Let’s get started:

Ingredients

(You can find the exact measurements and instructions in the printable recipe card at the end of this page.)

Roasted green beans and carrots require a handful of simple ingredients you may already have in your kitchen:

Labelled ingredients for roasted carrots and green beans.
  • Fresh green beans
  • Fresh carrots
  • Seasoning
    • Olive oil
    • Garlic powder
    • Red pepper flakes
    • Fine sea salt
    • Black pepper
  • Topping: This is what makes this recipe AWESOME:
    • Olive oil and butter: With just ½ teaspoon of butter, you can make this topping very flavorful.
    • Almonds and shallots: You can use red onion if you don’t have shallots. (Shallots brown quicker since they have less moisture.)
    • Lemon juice for the tang.
    • Salt and black pepper.
  • Fresh Herbs: Italian parsley to garnish. You can use whatever herb you have on hand: fresh thyme, rosemary or any other.

How to make easy roasted green beans and carrots: step by step

Step 1: Season the carrots and green beans

Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F.

Prepare the seasoning: Mix together olive oil, garlic powder, red pepper flakes, fine sea salt and black pepper in a small bowl.

Trim and halve the green beans. Cut carrots into the same size as beans. Place them in a large bowl.

Add the seasoning to cut carrots and green beans. Toss until the veggies are completely coated.

Carrots and green beans with seasoning in a large bowl.

Step 2: Roast

Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.

Pour the vegetables onto the baking sheet. Spread them out in a single layer.

Seasoned carrots and green beans on a rimmed baking sheet.

Roast the vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes depending on the perfect texture you want. 

(15 minutes=crisp, 20 minutes=soft)

Stir the veggies once at the 10-minute mark.

Roasted green beans and carrots on a large sheet pan.

Step 3: Prepare the topping

In a small pan, heat olive oil and butter. Once the butter stops sputtering, add thinly sliced almonds and shallots.

Sliced almonds and shallots in a small sauté pan.

Roast on low heat until they are golden brown. Remove from heat.

Add salt, black pepper, lemon juice and zest to the pan. Mix until combined.

Roasted almonds and shallots with lemon juice and zest in a small sauté pan.

Step 4: Garnish and serve

Transfer the roasted carrots and green beans to a serving platter. Drizzle the almond shallot mixture on the veggies.

Garnish with fresh parsley.

Roasted green beans and carrots topped with toasted almonds and shallots on a white plate.

Recipe tips

  1. Chopping: Cut the carrots into sticks the same size as green beans. This will ensure they are roasted evenly.
  2. Before seasoning: Ensure the vegetables are dry before adding the seasoning.
  3. Before roasting: Spread the vegetables on the sheet pan in a single layer as much as possible. If veggies are piled up, they tend to get steamed rather than roasted.
  4. Sheet pan: If you can’t fit all of the veggies in one large sheet pan, roast the veggies in batches or use an additional baking sheet.
  5. Cooking time: After stirring at the 10 minute mark, keep a close eye on the veggies. Carrots would still turn out fine (just charred) if a bit overcooked. But it would take only minutes for green beans to turn dry and chewy.

Storage and making ahead tips

  • To store leftovers: Roasted green beans and carrots keep in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 to 5 days.
  • To make ahead: This recipe can be made ahead and refrigerated. It is not suitable for freezing.
  • To reheat: You can reheat either in the microwave or oven.
    • Oven: Spread out the veggies on a large baking sheet and reheat at 200°C/392°F for 5 minutes.
    • Microwave: Heat in a large uncovered container for 3 to 5 minutes until heated through.

Making it for a crowd

This recipe can be easily scaled up or down. Use the slider that will appear if you hover your mouse over the number of servings in the recipe card below.

Additions and substitutions

  • Carrots: Make this recipe colorful by using rainbow carrots. This recipe works with baby carrots, too. You can also substitute carrots (all or half) with potatoes or sweet potatoes.
  • Green beans: They can be substituted with broccoli or brussels sprouts.
  • For a tinge of sweetness: Add raisins or dried cranberries to the topping when you roast almonds.
  • Cheese: Add more richness to these roasted veggies with a sprinkling of grated parmesan or crumbled feta (or vegan cheese if you’re vegan).
  • Sauce: Drizzle roasted garlic sauce on the roasted vegetables for an awesome treat.
  • Butter: You can use oil instead of butter for a vegan recipe.
Roasted green beans and carrots with toasted almond-shallot topping and lemon wedges on a white plate.

What to serve with roasted carrots and green beans

Roasted green beans and carrots pair well with a variety of main dishes. Some excellent options would be:

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Roasted carrots and green beans with toasted almond topping and lemon wedges on a white plate.
Roasted carrots and green beans with toasted almonds and lemon wedges on a white plate.

Roasted Carrots and Green Beans Recipe

This is a no-fuss recipe for roasted green beans and carrots. SECRET INGREDIENT: topping with toasted almonds. This easy-to-follow recipe brings out the natural flavor of green beans and sweetness of the carrots. With simple steps and minimal ingredients, this delicious side dish is perfect for any occasion.
Author: Sheeba
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 179.3 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) carrots
  • 300 grams (10.5 ounces) green beans

Seasoning

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

Topping

  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon butter
  • 10 thinly sliced almonds
  • ½ cup thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • a pinch of salt and black pepper

Garnish

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Instructions
 

Season the green beans and carrots

  • Preheat the oven to 200°C/392°F.
  • Prepare the seasoning: Mix together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, ¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes, 1 teaspoon sea salt, and ½ teaspoon black pepper.
  • Trim and halve 300 grams (10.5 ounces) green beans. Cut 300 grams (10.5 ounces) carrots into the same size as beans. Place them in a large bowl.
  • Add the seasoning to the carrots and green beans. Toss.

Roast

  • Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Pour the vegetables onto the baking sheet. Spread them out in a single layer.
  • Roast the vegetables for 15 to 20 minutes. Stir the veggies once at the 10-minute mark.
  • Roasting time depends on the texture you want. 
    (15 minutes=crisp veggies, 20 minutes=soft)

Prepare the topping

  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil and ½ teaspoon butter in a small sauté pan.
  • Once the butter stops sputtering, add 10 thinly sliced almonds and ½ cup thinly sliced shallots.
  • Roast on low heat until they are golden brown. Remove from heat.
  • Add 2 teaspoons lemon zest, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, a pinch of salt and black pepper to the pan. Mix and keep aside.

Garnish and serve

  • Transfer the roasted carrots and green beans to a serving platter. Drizzle the almond shallot mixture on the veggies.
  • Garnish with 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley.

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Notes

  1. Before seasoning: Ensure the vegetables are dry before adding the seasoning.
  2. Before roasting: Spread the vegetables on the sheet pan in a single layer as much as possible.
  3. Sheet pan: If you can’t fit all of the veggies in one large sheet pan, roast the veggies in batches or use an additional baking sheet.
  4. More tips and tricks: In the post above.

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