Balsamic Green Beans

Weeknight dinners can be rushed and boring, and side dishes to be honest get a little stale around here. I have come up with a simple way to dress up a can of green beans so that you forget you are eating the same old thing! No really, if you are tossing together dinner and are at a loss for what to do for the veggie, this is really as easy as it gets and tastes really good, it even looks a little fancy too! Go ahead, dress those beans up! My husband is always a little impressed with these!

balsamic green beans


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Balsamic Green Beans
Recipe type: side dish, vegetable
turn a boring can of green beans into something fabulous!
  • 1 can of cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can of mushrooms, drained
  • 1½ Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • Parmesan Cheese, grated
  1. Whisk oil and balsamic vinegar together in a small bowl.
  2. Pour beans and mushrooms into a medium ziploc bag, pour oil and vinegar mixture on top, close the bag and toss. Leave to marinade for a bit if you choose.
  3. Arrange onto a small cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 450 F for about 20 min.
  5. Season with salt and pepper, sprinkle with cheese and toss.



balsamic green beans

Sometimes I let the beans sit and marinade for a bit and other times I dont. Either way they taste good. These fit right in the oven nicely  next to a meatloaf like you see above. I’ll prep both the meatloaf and the beans at the same time and let the beans sit in the marinade until the meat is half way done. Then I prepare the beans on the tray and cook for the final 20 minutes of the loaf and everything is done together. 

balsamic green beans


Do you have a favourite way to cook green beans? Share with me below! 


  1. This actually look good! Canned green beans are something I either 1) Eat when I have a cold and no tastebuds or 2) End up putting in my food bank donation

    Thanks 🙂

  2. These look great 🙂 Simple yet flavor filled.. THanks for sharing!

  3. I love your recipe for balsamic green beans, especially because of the addition of two of my favourites: mushrooms and parmesan cheese! I usually add lemon to my green beans too, as I’m crazy about lemons!

  4. Just popping back to say that I gave them a whirl… they are really good!

  5. Hows the new oven? Nice and clean still, LOL.

    These look yummy I never thought of muchrooms and beans before! Great idea!

  6. Wow, those beans look so tasty! Love this idea. I’ve made something similar before, but this recipes looks easier. A must try!

  7. Susan T. says:

    I actually really like canned green beans but this would really kick them up!

  8. Green beans are one of my favourite veggies — I love them canned, fresh, cooked, raw… this looks like a great way to dress them up. Yum!

  9. I might eat these if they were made this way. I don’t normally care for green beans unless they’re mixed with other veggies.

  10. Judy Cowan says:

    These sound really good too, another recipe to try out!

  11. I’m not a huge fan of green beans but this recipe might change that.

  12. kathy downey says:

    I would love to try this,how you think it would work with fresh beans,we don’t eat can food because of the sodium !

    • momvstheboys says:

      I’ve never tried it with fresh but I’m sure it would work. Might have to adjust the cooking time a little

  13. I have never tried baking green beans this way. I should give it a try because I love green beans.

  14. Looks like a great way to spice up bland beans.

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