Parmesan Baked Green Bean Fries
These Parmesan Baked Green Bean Fries are coated with a mixture of Parmesan cheese and spices, and then baked until golden. Crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor, these healthier fries make the perfect appetizer or easy side dish!
When I was in high school, my friends and I loved getting a big group of us together to go out for dinner.
And one of our favorite spots was a a diner-type place that served the best fries. Their menu was good and the prices were even better, especially for high school students!
The restaurant we used to frequent is no longer there, which is probably for the better since my tastes have outgrown that place. But, I do miss that restaurant for one reason: their green bean fries!
Green bean fries are pretty well-known by now, but years ago, they just weren’t a thing. I can remember the first time I ordered the fries as an appetizer…man, were they good! I never knew green beans could taste so crispy and zesty.
Fast forward years later, and I still think about those green bean fries. And even though they’re available at a lot of restaurants these days, I hardly ever order them.
So, when I got a craving for them a few weeks ago, I decided to make my own version of my old favorite.
These Baked Green Bean Fries are coated with a mixture of Parmesan cheese and spices, and then baked until golden. Crispy, crunchy, and full of flavor, these healthier fries make the perfect appetizer or easy side dish!
And trust me when I say that these Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries are addictive! I didn’t even try to resist the temptation…I think I ate them all!
Well, I take that back. Since the hubster is my official taste tester, he did sneak a handful (or two) of these babies. And even though he’s not a big lover of green bean french fries, he did think these were pretty amazing.
I attribute that to the mixture of Parmesan, garlic, bread crumbs, and onion powder. Man, oh man, does that create the most delicious seasoning!
Ingredients for Green Bean Fries
This is such a simple green bean snack or appetizer! Here’s what you’ll need for this baked green bean fries recipe:
- Italian breadcrumbs
- Parmesan cheese
- Garlic powder and onion powder
- Salt and pepper
- All-purpose flour
- Fresh green beans
Can I Use Frozen Green Beans?
I’ve never used frozen green beans in this recipe, so I can’t say for sure, but I’m thinking they would work.
How to Make Green Bean Fries
Now, like most of my recipes, these green bean fries are so easy to make! But, you knew that was coming, right?
And since they’re baked, it just means that you can sneak one (or ten) more than the fried kind. See? I’m always thinking!
In a medium bowl, stir together the breadcrumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper.
In a shallow baking dish or small bowl, whisk eggs. Dredge the beans in the flour, then dunk in eggs, and then coat in the breadcrumb mixture.
Place beans in a single layer on a parchment paper-lined baking pan.
Bake until coating turns golden brown and starts to crisp. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes.
Once you bite it’s these Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries, you’ll fall in love with the crunchy texture and flavorful coating. This version is the best way to take those ordinary beans and turn them into something extraordinary!
Dipping Sauces for Baked Green Bean Fries
Serve these cuties with some ranch dressing or ketchup, and you have a delicious dish that’s just begging to be eaten! I’ve also seen oven fried green beans served with a creamy sriracha dipping sauce and aioli.
Can I Make These in an Air Fryer?
Most likely, yes, but I’ve never tried it myself so I can’t say for sure.
Can This Recipe Be Made in Advance?
No, I recommend eating the baked green bean fries right away. They lose their crispness over time and don’t reheat well.
What to Serve with Green Bean Fries
You can enjoy these fries as an appetizer, but they also pair well with your favorite summer dinners! Here are some of my favorite entrees to serve alongside the green bean fries:
- Caprese Veggie Burgers
- Grilled Ham and Swiss Sandwich
- Grilled Haddock Sandwich
- Baked Chicken Tenders
- Honey Garlic Chicken Legs
Tips for Making Green Bean French Fries
- I prefer using the seasoned Italian breadcrumbs for this recipe, but I bet Panko breadcrumbs would work just as well!
- Be sure to wash, pat dry, and trim the ends of your green beans before making this recipe.
- For the best flavor, I recommend grating a block of Parmesan cheese for this recipe rather than buying the pre-made kind.
Looking for more easy appetizers? I’ve got you covered!
- Zucchini Chips with Ranch Mayo Dip
- Cinnamon Sugar Pretzels
- Cheesy Garlic Bread
- Caramel Apple Baked Brie
- Garlic Ranch Pretzels
Parmesan Baked Green Bean Fries
- 1 cup Italian bread crumbs
- ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 pound fresh green beans, ends trimmed
- Preheat oven to 425°F. Lightly grease a large baking pan with non-stick cooking spray, or cover with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a medium bowl, stir together the bread crumbs, Parmesan cheese, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. Set aside.
- In a shallow baking dish or small bowl, add flour; in another dish or bowl, whisk eggs. Dredge beans in flour mixture, then dunk in egg mixture, and then coat in the bread crumb mixture.
- Place beans in a single layer on prepared baking pan. Repeat with rest of beans until all are coated in bread crumb mixture.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until coating turns golden brown and starts to crisp. Remove from oven and let cool for 5 minutes. Serve with ranch dressing or ketchup, if desired.
Since I eat green beans all the time like fries, this is just the next step! Coating with parm and other goodies must make them totally irresistible. Must be so much better than the deep-fried kind!
Thank you, Mir!
Can you use frozen green beans for the recipe
Hi Shirl! I’ve never used frozen green beans, so I can’t say for sure, but I’m thinking they would work. Hope you enjoy these if you try them!
We love fries in our house, but veggie alternatives like this are a great way to keep us healthy. I haven’t tried a green bean version yet, so I will have to give that a try. Great idea Gayle!
Thank you, Dannii! I think you’ll love these fries…they’re so addicting! 🙂
I love love LOVE this idea!! Definitely need to try making my own green bean fries! So creative 😀
Thanks for the green bean love, Nadia!
I’ve never had green beans like this before and green beans are one of my favourite veggies! Don’t you just love when you can recreate recipes that you have had at restaurants in your own home, not to mention healthier and I’m sure tastier. Hubby would absolutely love these too. Pinning and trying soon. Hope you have a lovely weekend, Gayle. xo
Yes! I love creating my own restaurant versions…so fun! Thanks for the kind words and pin, Dawn!
I’ve always loved green bean fries, but now can never get them out since being gluten-free. For some reason, it never really crossed my mind to just make my own! I think I know what I’ll be doing with the green beans that are in my fridge 😉 Have a great weekend, Gayle!
Thanks for the kind words, Keri! Hope you have a great weekend, too!
I still need to try green bean fries! I will admit I’m not the biggest fan of green vegetables but I am a big fan of FRIES so I think it’s worth a shot! Plus, I’m sure my kids would love them!
I think you would LOVE these fries! The cheesy and crispy crunch will make you forget they’re beans! 🙂
These look SO crispy and yummy! The hubs and my kiddos LOVE green bean fries – it’s the only way they’ll eat them haha 🙂 Baking them with parmesan sounds perfect!
Thank you, Kelly! Veggies in fry form are always better, right? 🙂
Mmmm – I love the combination of Parm and green beans…and in the form of fries? All the better! I love how you tapped into a nostalgic moment to creaet this awesome recipe!
Thanks, Annie! These fries definitely take me back down memory lane!
These baked fries look so yummy and crispy- a guilt free way to satisfy cravings, for sure 🙂
Thank you, Medha! I love that these are healthier than the fried kind!
These look super crispy and delicious! I also love the little basket that you photographed them in!
Thank you, Shelby!
How did you know that I’m currently overloaded with green beans and have GOT to start using ’em all up?? These are complete and utter green bean PERFECTION and I’m all over that crunchy coating! Neeeed these. 🙂
Thank you, Sarah! These are a perfect way to use up those beans! 🙂
Gayle, I’ve never had green bean fries!!! love these parmesan green bean fries and can’t wait to try this!!! happy friday!
Thanks, Alice! Happy Friday to you, too!
I LOVE this idea! I always cook green beans <– boooring 😉 This looks amazing, and I bet it taste perfect! I'm sooo going to make this! Thanks for the recipe. Sharing off course 😉 Have a great weekend Gayle!
Thank you, Natalie! These definitely beat boring ‘ole green beans! 🙂
Oh wow! I love fried green beans and these look like they have such a wonderful crunchy texture but I love that they are baked instead of fried!
I love green bean fries! Love the addition of parmesan!
Thanks for the green bean love, Jessica!
I love green beans! turning them into fries with a crispy parmesan coating is genius. And it’s even better that they are baked. I am totally craving this now!
Thanks, Jen! I think I ate most of these in one sitting! 🙂
I love eating crunchy fried beans but since these are baked I know I can eat a lot more!! Perfect for weekend Gayle! Hope you have a good fun weekend girl!
Thank you, Ami! Hope you have a great weekend, too!
Loving these fries, they look so crunchy! and they are baked which means I can have the whole tray!
Yes! Baked is always better, right? 🙂 Thanks, Manali!
Look at you, making delectable fries all good for us! This is definitely going right to the top of my must make list – our local farm market is swimming in fresh green beans. Yay!
Thanks, Kate! This is my new favorite way to eat green beans!
OMG Gayle, I’ve never had green beans like these! They look perfect! Can’t wait to try them!
Thank you, Mira!
I must be behind the times because I’ve never heard of green bean fries! (Other veggies, yes, but not GB!) So great that you can recreate these at home, they look fab 🙂
Thank you, Megan! Green bean fries are the best!
Oh my gosh, fried green beans are seriously one of my favorite things in the world. I LOVE that you came up with a baked version – so much healthier! I seriously can’t wait to try these :).
Thank you, Annie! I’ve been making these non-stop…they’re just SO good! 🙂
Is the flour necessary? I know a lot of people,are trying to go white flour-free. Just wondering.
Hi Stacy! I have only made this with flour, so I can’t say for sure if you can disregard it in this recipe since it’s a binder for the ingredients. If you’re looking for a gluten-free or flourless recipe, I’m sure there are ones out there. Thanks for stopping by!
Have you ever used panko bread crumbs? If so, what was the result?
Hi Linda! I have never used those before, but I would assume the result would be the same, as it is just a different style of bread crumb. Hope that helps and thanks for stopping by!
We made this recipe, and totally yummy, but wondering if there’s a way to get the green bean a little more tender?
Hi Cheyenne! You could always saute them a bit in a skillet or microwave to get more tender? Or cook longer in the oven? Just a guess though, as I’ve never tried it. Glad you liked these and thanks for stopping by!
Love green beans.. ,we have ” been ” doing this with Italian Shake & Bake ages… We blanche the beans for about 4 min just so they aren’t so hard.
(Our preference ) then beat 1 egg white lightly, put the beans in, take out
1 by 1 and dip in S&B coating , put on pan, bake about 10 min or till
golden brownish…Can use yellow beans also if you like..
Oh forgot..preheat oven 425° .
Give it a try.. can use any flavor you want.. we like italian..
Glad to hear that, Juniper! This version is just as delicious!
Was so excited to try these…….SO DISAPPOINTING! They looked beautiful, just as pictured but were awful! We ended up throwing away 90% of them. Sorry to be the first “bad review”,
So sorry to hear that, Tami! I’ve never had a problem with these and have made numerous times.
These look delicious! I was wondering how these would come out using an air fryer? Have you tried that or heard from anyone who has? Will definitely try the recipe in the oven though. Thanks!
Hi Dona! I’ve never tried these in the air fryer, so I really have no idea how they would turn out. Hope you enjoy and thank for stopping by!
Sounds yummy, but Where in the recipe is the instruction for “flour mixture”. I did not find any flour ingredients or instruction anywhere in the recipe. I am really anxious to make these before fresh green beans from my daughter’s garden are gone.
Hi Mary! The ‘flour mixture’ is just the flour (nothing else). Flour is listed as an ingredient and in the recipe box. You can also watch the video if you are unclear. Hope this helps!