Green Beans with Garlic and Rosemary

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook: 20 min
  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
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2 cups stale crusty bread cubes

6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 teaspoons finely chopped fresh rosemary

Pinch of red pepper flakes

Kosher salt

2 pounds green beans, trimmed and halved

4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

Zest of 1 lemon

Freshly ground pepper


  1. Pulse the bread in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a medium skillet over medium heat. Add the bread, 1 teaspoon rosemary, the red pepper flakes and a pinch of salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the bread is golden brown, about 10 minutes; transfer to a bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender, about 6 minutes. Drain, rinse under cold water and blot dry with paper towels. (You can refrigerate the green beans, covered, for up to 4 hours; keep the bread mixture at room temperature.)
  3. Heat the remaining 1/4 cup olive oil and the garlic in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the garlic is lightly golden, about 3 minutes, adding the remaining 1 teaspoon rosemary during the last 30 seconds. Add the green beans and lemon zest; cook, stirring, until coated. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the bread mixture.
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