Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

Most often when I read a food blog, I tend to get mostly main dish recipes.  I wanted to change things up a little and share with you a simple and easy side dish.  Garlic Parmesan Green Beans!  I purchased a ton of green beans from the farmers market at the end of the summer so I would have some during the winter.

I love green beans and so does my family, but we don’t like the “squeaky” texture of green beans that often comes with frozen green beans from the store.  I took my fresh green beans, snapped them and washed them and let them dry before I packaged them for the freezer.  When I’m ready to use them, I pull them out and let them thaw overnight in the fridge before using.

For this side dish I added my green beans to a Ziploc bag with a squirt of olive oil and a couple pinches (depending on amount of green beans used and taste preference) of garlic salt and fresh grated Parmesan.  Close the bag and massage the bag to coat the beans in the mixture.  This step could also be done in a bowl and mixed by hand.


Pour beans into a baking dish and bake in the oven at 400 degrees for 15-20 minutes.  The cheese should be melted and the beans slightly golden.

One of the things I enjoy most about being a first time mom is watching my sons imagination grow.  It changes on a daily basis and over the last couple weeks he’s really started to embrace the super hero “phase”.  We watched the Pixar movie The Incrediables a few weeks ago and it reminded me that a friend had gotten my son and my husband matching super hero capes as a gift.  Well we finally brought them out.  And now when he gets dressed in the morning that’s the first thing he asks for and wants to wear out is his cape.  He is truly my little super hero.  And incidentally, he loooves to borrow his Grammi’s glasses and sport those around.  I truly love this kid and love being his mom!!

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