Baked Potatoes and Green Beans Recipe

Potatoes and Green Beans is a simple recipe that makes a flavorful dish combining tender potatoes, crunchy green beans and aromatic herbs, creating a delicious blend of tastes and colors. Whether served as a healthy side or a satisfying main dish, this dish promises to elevate any meal with its healthy benefits.

A serving of baked potatoes and green beans ready.

Why do green beans and potatoes go well together?

Green beans and potatoes complement each other well with their contrasting textures and complementary flavors.

The potatoes make a hearty, starchy base that contrasts nicely with the crunch of the green beans, creating a satisfying mouthfeel. Plus, the mild, earthy flavor of the potatoes pairs harmoniously with the fresh, slightly sweet taste of the green beans, resulting in a balanced and flavorful combination.

This classic pairing has stood the test of time in various cuisines, providing a comforting and nutritious dish that appeals to many palates.

Ingredients needed to prepare potatoes and green beans on a board.Ingredients needed to prepare potatoes and green beans on a board.

What are some good ways to prepare green beans?

Green beans can be prepared in many delicious ways. Here are some ideas:

1. Blanch and sauté: Blanch the green beans in a large pot of boiling water for a few minutes until bright green, then immediately transfer them to ice water to stop the cooking. Then sauté them with garlic, olive oil, salt and pepper until tender but still crispy.

2. Grilling: Toss the green beans with the olive oil, salt and pepper, then spread them on a baking sheet. Roast in the oven at around 400°F (200°C) for 15 to 20 minutes until tender and lightly caramelized.

3. Green Bean Casserole: Toss green beans with a creamy mushroom sauce, top with crispy fried onions and bake until bubbly and golden.

4. Jumped up: Quickly stir-fry green beans with your favorite veggies and proteins (like tofu, chicken, or shrimp) plus a little soy sauce, garlic, and ginger for a flavorful dish.

5. Grilling: Toss the green beans with olive oil, salt, and pepper, then grill them in a grill basket or on skewers until charred and tender.

6. Salads: Use blanched green beans in salads with cherry tomatoes, red onion, feta cheese and a tangy vinaigrette.

7. Stripping: Make a quick pickle with green beans by heating vinegar, water, sugar, salt and your favorite spices (like dill or mustard seeds), then pouring the hot brine over the trimmed green beans in a jar. Let them cool and refrigerate for a few days before eating them.

Experiment with these methods and adjust seasonings to suit your taste preferences for a delicious green bean dish!

Side by side view of how to cut and marinate potato cubes.Side by side view of how to cut and marinate potato cubes.

What are the best potatoes for the oven?

For oven roasting, you’ll need potatoes that hold their shape well and have a nice texture when cooked. Some of the best varieties for oven roasting include:

1. Red potatos: These are high in starch and have a chewy texture when cooked. They are perfect for baking and make delicious oven roasted potatoes.

2. Yukon Gold Potatoes: These have a creamy texture and a slightly sweet flavor. They hold their shape well when cooked, making them perfect for roasting.

3. red potatoes: They have a thin skin and a firm texture, which resists roasting well. They also have a slightly sweet flavor that caramelizes nicely in the oven.

4. Fingerling potatoes: These small, thin potatoes have a waxy texture that holds up well to roasting. They come in different colors and have a rich, buttery flavor.

Whichever variety you choose, be sure to cut them into equal-sized pieces for more even cooking, and don’t forget to toss them with olive oil, salt, and your herbs or spices favorites before roasting for added flavor!

Side by side view of a baking dish with seasoned potato cubes and a bowl of green beans.Side by side view of a baking dish with seasoned potato cubes and a bowl of green beans.

What’s in this potato and green bean recipe?

This potato and green bean recipe calls for a delicious combination of flavors from simple ingredients.

To prepare this dish you will need to gather fresh potatoes and fresh green beans, which will be mixed with a generous amount of extra virgin olive oil. The dish will be seasoned with Cajun seasonings, which should be divided and added at different stages of cooking to bring out the flavors.

Additionally, fresh pressed garlic will be used to add flavorful depth to the dish, along with salt and black pepper to taste.

Step by step images of half-cooked potato cubes mixed with green beans.Step by step images of half-cooked potato cubes mixed with green beans.

How to Prepare Potatoes and Green Beans

Here’s a step-by-step guide to making these Potatoes and Green Beans:

1. Let’s start by preheating the oven to 350°F to make sure it reaches the desired temperature before we start baking.

2. Take a 9×13 inch pan and grease it with olive oil to prevent the potatoes and green beans from sticking to the pan. Set the pan aside for later use. Alternatively, you can also use a prepared baking sheet with parchment paper.

3. Cut the potatoes into small pieces and put them in a mixing bowl. Add 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon Cajun seasoning, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the bowl. Mix all the ingredients well so that the potatoes are evenly coated with the mixture.

4. Transfer the potatoes to the greased pan and bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

Ready potatoes and green beans.Ready potatoes and green beans.

5. While the potatoes are cooking, grab another mixing bowl and add the green beans. Add the remaining Cajun seasoning and garlic to the bowl and mix well.

6. After 20 minutes, remove the pan from the oven and add the green bean mixture to the pan. Mix the green beans with the potatoes well so that the flavors blend.

7. Return the pan to the oven and bake for another 30 minutes.

8. Remove the pan from the oven and your delicious potato and green bean dish is ready to serve. Enjoy your food!

Potatoes and green beans after cooking.Potatoes and green beans after cooking.

Other Green Bean Recipes to Try

Collage of two photos of potatoes and green beans with recipe title text.Collage of two photos of potatoes and green beans with recipe title text.

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Enjoy, Florian.


  • 2 lbs potatoes, cubed

  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil + a little for greasing

  • 14 ounces green beans

  • 2 tablespoons Cajun seasoning, divided

  • 3 cloves of pressed garlic

  • Salt, black pepper to taste

Nutritional information:

Yield: 4

Portion: 1.5 cups

Amount per serving:

Calories: 346Total fat: 6gSaturated fat: 2gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fats: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 803 mgCarbohydrates: 43gFiber: 9gSugar: 3gProtein: 8g

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