Red potatoes and green beans in oven

Tossed in seasoning then roasted in the oven. This Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes recipes is a side dish that is simple to make and one that your family is going to love. 

Red potatoes and green beans in oven

A simple side dish recipe is always needed in your back pocket. These Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes are so simple to make.

I just toss them in a bowl to season them then add them to a baking sheet and pop in the oven while I get dinner started.

This a very quick side dish to make, so it will be great for if you are making something hearty like chicken or beef.

Making Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes:

As I just said, this is a very simple recipe that is so easy to make. The hardest part is dicing the potatoes and possibly having to cut long green beans. Cut them up and coat in the oil and seasoning. Bake and serve with your favorite dinner entree.


  • Red Potatoes
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Seasoning Salt
  • Pepper


Step One - Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Prepare a baking sheet with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.

Step Two - Wash and dice the potatoes. Only cut the green beans if you want to. Soak the potatoes in cold water for about 10 minutes (optional)

Red potatoes and green beans in oven

Step Three - Add your potatoes and green beans into a large mixing bowl. Pour in oil and seasonings and toss to mix. Pour onto the prepared baking dish.

  • Tip: Mix your green beans and potatoes gently so they do not get mushy.

Red potatoes and green beans in oven

Step Four - Bake for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Serve and enjoy.

Should I pre-soak my potatoes before roasting them?

Soaking potatoes in cold water before roasting helps remove some of the starchiness from the potatoes. This will also help them crisp nicely. When cooking potatoes with green beans I would recommend a quick soak, just to help the potatoes cook a little easier with green beans.

Roasted green beans and potatoes with bacon turns a classic southern-style recipe into a sheet pan, hands-off side dish! Fresh green beans, yellow or red baby potatoes, onions and bacon are baked together in the oven until golden, crispy, and absolutely divine. 

Red potatoes and green beans in oven

Why you’ll love this Green Beans and Potatoes recipe!

Growing up, my mom made a side dish similar to this, reminiscent of southern green beans. Traditional southern green beans are boiled with red potatoes until very tender and mixed with cooked bacon and onion.

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While the veggies are boiling, bacon is fried in a skillet with chopped onion. Then the cooked green beans, potatoes, bacon, and onion are mixed together with the bacon drippings, salt, and pepper.

When I started making it I found it a little cumbersome, especially for a gluten free side dish. I didn’t like boiling the potatoes, timing when to add the beans, and then frying the bacon and onions separately.

Plus no one likes to wash extra dishes! This green beans and potatoes with bacon recipe has the same southern flavors, but without the extra steps, pans, or effort!

How To Make Green Beans and Potatoes

Just like when making bacon brussels sprouts, the drippings flavor and coat the veggies as they roast. To chop the bacon easily before placing it on the pan, use a set of kitchen shears.

(Below shows step-by-step photos and modified instructions. For the complete recipe, along with ingredient amounts, scroll down to the recipe card.)

Red potatoes and green beans in oven
Red potatoes and green beans in oven
  1. Preheat oven to 425ºF. On a rimmed baking sheet place quartered potatoes, chopped raw bacon, and onions. Bake for 20 minutes, rotating halfway.
  2. Add washed and trimmed fresh green beans. Return to oven for 15-20 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

best types of potatoes to use

My favorite type of potatoes for roasting are Yukon gold potatoes because they are thin-skinned, similarly sized, and finish with a nice brown and crispy exterior.

Yukon Golds are available everywhere, but other types of waxy potatoes will work just as well if that’s what you have on hand.

Waxy potatoes are any thin-skinned, low-starch potato that holds it shape with boiling or mashing. Common waxy potatoes are Red bliss, fingerling, or white potatoes.

Commonly green beans and potatoes recipes call for baby red (more similarly sized and smaller), Red Bliss, or Yukons. Any of these will work, as long as they are cut into 1-inch cubes.

Do I have to add bacon?

No. If you would like to enjoy potatoes and green beans without bacon, substitute 2 tablespoons of olive oil. For more flavor, replace one of the tablespoons with melted butter.

Red potatoes and green beans in oven

Green Beans, Potatoes, and Ham

Turn this green beans and potatoes recipe into another classic southern dish! No boil green beans, potatoes, and ham comes together in a few easy steps. 

  1. Combine potatoes, onions, and 2 tablespoons olive oil on a baking sheet.
  2. Bake in a 425ºF oven for 20 minutes.
  3. Add chopped ham and green beans. Roast another 20 minutes, or until potatoes are browned and crispy. Season with salt and pepper.

Italian style recipe

To make Italian potatoes and green beans, omit the bacon and toss the veggies in large mixing bowl with 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 minced garlic cloves, 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning, salt and pepper. Once they have finished roasted, scatter freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top before serving.

More flavor modifications

  1. Dijon Mustard Sauce: While green beans and potatoes are in the oven, whisk together 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 tablespoon dijon mustard, 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon sugar, and 2 tablespoons chopped chives. Remove roasted green beans and potatoes, season with salt and pepper, and drizzle mustard sauce over. This sauce also pairs well with carrots and apples.
  2. Pesto: After the roasted veggies come from the oven, season with salt and pepper, and dollop on 2 tablespoons prepared pesto. Stir to combine.
  3. Parmesan: Remove potatoes and green beans, season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup freshly grated parmesan on top.
  4. Seasonings: Add dried or fresh herbs, such as parsley, rosemary, Italian seasoning, or garlic powder. Alternatively add minced garlic cloves to the vegetables before they roast.

what goes with green beans and potatoes?

Now that you have an easy, sheet pan side dish, what is the perfect main dish dinner recipe to serve with it? Try one of these favorite gluten-free meals!

  • Spinach Artichoke Stuffed Chicken
  • Rosemary Pork Chops
  • Baked Parmesan Tilapia
  • Gluten-Free Salisbury Steak

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Roasted green beans and potatoes with bacon turns a classic southern-style recipe into a sheet pan, hands-off side dish! Fresh green beans, yellow or red baby potatoes, onions and bacon are baked together in the oven until golden, crispy, and absolutely divine.

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Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Servings: 4

Author: Melissa Erdelac


  • 1 pound small (1 ½-2") gold or red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium onion cut in thick wedges
  • 4 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • ¼ + ⅛ freshly ground pepper divided

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  • Preheat the oven to 425ºF. Spray two baking sheets with cooking spray. Divide potatoes, onions and bacon (leave out green beans for now) between the sheets.

  • To each pan add ½ tablespoon olive oil, ½ tsp kosher salt, and ⅛ tsp pepper. Use your hands to mix everything together then spread out evenly. Divide the bacon and place between potatoes and onions.

  • Roast for 20 minutes, rotating pans halfway through.

  • Remove from oven, and divide green beans between pans. Toss with bacon drippings and spread out evenly. Bake for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until potatoes and bacon are crisp. Remove from oven and toss with remaining ½ tsp salt and ⅛ tsp pepper.


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Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 755mg | Potassium: 840mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 799IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 61mg | Iron: 2mg

Course: gluten free side dish, Side Dish

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How long to bake potatoes and green beans in oven?

Lay potatoes and green beans in a single layer on the prepared baking sheet and spray with cooking spray. Sprinkle salt, garlic powder, pepper, and parsley on top. Bake in the preheated oven until potatoes are tender, 25 to 30 minutes.

Is it better to boil potatoes before roasting?

Boiling your potatoes for a little bit before roasting helps make sure that you get that beautiful crisp crust on the outside. If you don't parboil your spuds, the outside skin will remain quite tough, meaning that whatever fat you use will not be able to get inside the cracks.

Can you eat beans and potatoes together?

These Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes will make a great addition to your dinner table. Simple and delicious, it's the perfect side to add to any meal. Fresh green beans, roasted potatoes, garlic, and flavorful seasonings make this Roasted Green Beans and Potatoes dish absolutely delicious.