These Baked Green Bean Fries make a great healthy alternative to traditional French fries. These panko-coated green beans are baked not fried and so easy to make!
When it comes to dinner, I am pretty much in it for the sides. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy the star protein as much as the next girl, but this veggie-loving girl (and also carb-loving girl) always enjoys the sides the most.
Today, I am excited to share with your this baked green bean fries recipe that we have enjoyed probably 4 or 5 times in just a couple of weeks. Not only does it make a killer side to go with so many meals, but its also a great snack on its own too.
Crunchy on the outside, loaded with nutrients (it is green beans, after all), and ready in under 30 minutes. What’s not to love about a side dish that delivers on taste, satisfaction and is sure to get even the pickiest eaters eating their veggies?
Why you should make baked green bean fries
- they are easy to make
- the recipe is ready in under 30 minutes
- they they make a great side with most main courses
- they are great on their own too as a healthy snack with some dip
- it’s a great way to get picky eaters to eat more veggies
- they have a great crunch
- they’re delicious!
How to make Baked Green Bean Fries
Making these green bean fries is as easy as 1, 2 3!
- Prepare your dredge. I have by 3 shallow bowls set up to prepare dredging the green beans in the coating. In one bowl I mix flour, paprika, salt and pepper. In the second bowl, I whisk the eggs. And in the third bowl, panko breadcrumbs is mixed with parmesan cheese, Italian seasoning and some salt.
- Rinse and trim your green beans and then dip them first in the flour, then the egg and finally the panko.
- Spread the breaded green beans out on a baking sheet so that they are not overlapping and bake them!
That’s pretty much it! Add your favourite dip (optional-see suggestions below) and enjoy this crunchy treat!
What are some good dips to go with baked green bean fries?
- marinara sauce
- ranch dressing
- siracha mayo dip
- my homemade Greek yogurt-dill dip (equal parts Greek yogurt and mayo are mixed with dill and seasoned with salt and pepper)
Can you use frozen green beans instead of fresh beans?
Unfortunately, frozen or even canned beans do not work well with this recipe. These optionals are too wet and will result in a soggy coating instead of a crunchy one. Fortunately, fresh green beans are available at the grocery store year-round here so be sure to pick some up for this recipe!
How to reheat green bean fries
Leftover green beans can be stored in the fridge in an air tight container. When you are ready to reheat them, use your oven or an air fryer for best results. As with most breaded things, the microwave is not your friend here as it is will result in a soggy coating. The best way to regain some of that crisp is to pop them in an air fryer or to put them back on a baking sheet and pop them in the oven again.
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If you try and enjoy this recipe, I would love to hear about it! Leave a rating and/or comment below to let me know what you think!
Baked Green Bean Fries
- 1 1/2 lb fresh green beans rinsed, ends trimmed
- 1/2 cup flour
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt divided
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 2 large eggs whisked
- 2 cups panko breadcrumbs
- 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- Preheat oven to 425F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a shallow dish, mix the flour, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper.
- In a separate shallow dish, whisk the eggs.
- In a third shallow bowl, mix the panko breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, 1/2 teaspoon salt and Italian seasoning.
- First dip the green beans in the flour mixture, ensuring they are coated well. Then dip the floured green beans into the egg and finally into the panko breadcrumbs.
- Spread the breaded green beans onto the baking sheet so that they are not overlapping and bake for 10-15 minutes or until golden brown. Serve as is or with your favourite dip!