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Chinese 5 Spice Roasted Green Beans: Green Bean Recipe Roundup

Chinese 5 Spice Roasted Green Beans: Green Bean Recipe Roundup

Chinese five spice powder spices up your typical green beans.
What kind of green beans will be on your Thanksgiving table this Thursday?

Classic green bean casserole? (Check out Serena’s version of the traditional dish with her Healthy Green Bean Casserole featuring cremini mushrooms and caramelized onions.)

Or are you looking for something a little bit different?

Here’s a super easy roasted green bean recipe I love using garlic and Chinese 5 spice powder (which is mixture of cinnamon, cloves, fennel, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns.)

A twist on your Thanksgiving green beans - flavor with Chinese 5 Spice powder!

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Chinese five spice powder spices up your typical green beans.

Chinese 5 Spice Roasted Green Beans

  • Yield: 8 servings. 1x


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, rinsed and trimmed
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon Chinese 5 spice powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large bowl, toss green beans with canola oil, garlic, 5 spice powder, black pepper and salt. Spread out on a large baking tray with a lip or a large roasting pan. Roast in oven for about 15 minutes, or until beans start to blister, stirring a few times.
  3. Remove from oven and add beans to a serving bowl. Drizzle with sesame oil and toss. Serve warm.

And if you want some more easy ideas, check out these green beans recipes with different ingredient combinations you can enjoy this Thanksgiving and beyond:

Here's a recipe round up of different flavor combos for a quick green bean side dishes

Robin @ RobinsBite: Skilled Green Beans with Blistered Tomatoes
Meme @ Living Well Kitchen: Easy Sautéed Green Beans
Anne @ Fannetastic Food: Lemon Garlic String Beans
Kara @ The Foodie RD: Caramelized Onions Green Beans with Toasted Almonds
Katie @ Healthy Seasonal Recipes: Green Beans with Walnuts and Balsamic
Colleen @ Souffle Bombay Charred Green Beans Tossed with Harissa

Or check out Cooking Light’s 10 Ways to Enjoy Green Beans <—-here.

How about you? How will you be preparing (or eating) your green beans this Thanksgiving?

Dietitian Jess

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Green beans actually aren't my favorite veggie so I'm looking forward to trying out some of these recipes, have a great holiday ladies :)

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

I don't think you are human if every veggie is your favorite, right?? Congrats on completing the Philly Half!

Liz - Meal Makeover Mom

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Great round up. I can't wait to check out all the recipes. I think 2015 is going to be the year of the vegetable! The fun never ends :)


Tuesday 25th of November 2014

These are crazypants awesome! I love that these use five spice, which is way underrated in my opinion!

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Yes - 5 spice is totally underrated (even in my kitchen :)

Sonali- The Foodie Physician

Monday 24th of November 2014

Classic Green Bean Casserole is classic for a reason but your recipe is definitely a great way to mix things up a bit! The Harissa recipe looks awesome too!

Katie | Healthy Seasonal Recipes

Monday 24th of November 2014

What a nice surprise to be included in this round-up! Thank you so much. And your five-spice roasted green beans sound great. I love 5-spice so I am sure they are going to be great.

Deanna Segrave-Daly

Tuesday 25th of November 2014

Sure thing - happy Thanksgiving to you my friend - will be thinking about you and your chocolate swirl pumpkin pie :)

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