Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip

Dunk Baked Green Bean Fries into a Balsamic Yogurt Dip or eat them hot out of the oven. Either way, you’ll satisfy your need to crunch and get a healthy dose of veges in this fun appetizer or side dish.

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip

How about some fries with your turkey? 🙂

While many are looking forward to a creamy, traditional green bean casserole next Thursday, I think crunchy green beans might be a nice change of pace. I can just imagine the look of surprise from my family when I ask if anyone would like “fries” with their turkey. It’s got to happen!

Luckily, this recipe is EASY to make and the beans will quickly cook while the turkey is resting. Here’s the low-down on…

Baked Green Bean Fries

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip

Wash and trim the beans. Snap off the ends, nip them with cooking shears or cut them with a knife. It really doesn’t matter how you do it. (Have you ever wondered if it does?) The whole point is to get rid of strings and hard ends. Make sure to pat them dry with a paper towel before moving on to the breading step.

Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dipping Sauce Recipe

Coat the beans with olive oil and then toss them in a mixture of finely grated Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and paprika. The “breading” is very similar to the coating used on Parmesan Paprika Chicken.

Lastly, bake ’til crispy and starting to brown. That’s it!

Balsamic Yogurt Dip

A dip really wasn’t necessary. The beans are tasty hot from the oven. But, this dip is a cool and tangy contrast to the hot bean fries. Make sure to use an electric mixer to blend so that the balsamic vinegar is fully incorporated into the yogurt.

Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip

Drizzle the dipping sauce over the beans for a fancy, schmancy presentation…after all it is Thanksgiving. Or, pass a big plate of fries to the smiles of your guests.

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Baked Green Bean Fries with Balsamic Yogurt Dip
 
Green Bean Fries are baked in the oven until crispy. Dunk them in a cool and tangy Balsamic Yogurt Dip or eat them hot out of the oven.
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Serves: 4 Servings
Ingredients
Green Bean Fries
  • 1 pound green beans, wash, dried and trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • ½ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon paprika
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt (5.3 ounce container) non-fat
  • 1½ Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.
  2. Toss green beans with olive oil.
  3. In a separate bowl mix together Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and paprika.
  4. Working in batches, lift green beans into the bowl with the Parmesan mixture and toss to coat.
  5. Transfer beans to a baking sheet lined with aluminum foil and coated with cooking spray. Beans should be in a single layer.
  6. Roast for approximately 12 minutes and then turn heat to broil and cook for about 2 minutes more. Beans will begin to brown in spots, but will not be charred or dark all over.
  7. To make dip, add the ingredients to a bowl and use an electric mixer to thoroughly combine.
  8. Serve green bean fries hot from the oven with dip.

Enjoy!

Baked Green Bean Fries Recipe

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Comments

  1. Oh my these look so good.

  2. Good. They just look so good.

  3. I want to bake some up right now just so I can have that dip!

  4. Those are so addictive! Love ’em.

  5. I am a total french fry lover, I need these!!!

  6. I am loving this idea!!! These baked green beans sound so good!!

    Hugs

  7. Never tried green bean fries before– looks great!

  8. great idea!

  9. These look delicious for the holidays! Can’t wait to try them.

  10. I’d take these over green bean casserole any day! Looks amazing, and the dip is a lovely bonus 🙂

  11. These look awesome. We all love green beans, these would be a huge hit!

  12. I bet these will be a hit with all of the kids at Thanksgiving! Adults too!

  13. SO funny I just posted Oven Fried Garlic Parmesan Green Beans last week! SO yummy right?!!

  14. What a yummy side dish! I love how nice and crispy they get. These would be an instant hit at my house!

  15. Looks scrumptious! It also looks like something my nieces and nephews would gladly devour.

  16. Wow- these look so simple and delicious! Kid and husband friendly too 🙂

  17. I’d probably eat the whole batch straight from the pan!

  18. I need these in my life!

  19. Baked Green Bean Fries are right on top of my list for Thanksgiving!

  20. Fresh baked green bean fries? Oh, yeah. Sign me up!

  21. I love green bean fries! Oh I’ve got to make that Balsamic Yogurt Dip for mine!

  22. Those look fantastic – perfect for snacking this weekend!

  23. I would take your green bean fries over casserole any day of the week! Plus that dip looks delicious!

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