These delicious crispy baked green beans make for the perfect cheesy vegetarian side dish! Made with fresh green beans and parmesan, cheddar and jalapeno cheeses, these are sure to be a hit with the whole family! A delicious way to get some veggies into your families diet!
Heat the oven to 400°F and line a large sheet pan with foil. Place the pan in the oven on the middle rack while the oven preheats.
To blanch the green beans so they will keep their vibrant color, soften their tough exterior and help with moisture retention, fill a large saucepan with 3 quarts water and 1 teaspoon kosher salt. Bring the salted water to a rolling boil. While the water boils, prepare a medium bowl with ice water and set the bowl on the counter near the saucepan. Place the green beans in the salted water and cook 1½ minutes. Immediately, use a slotted spoon to transfer the beans to the ice water and leave them submerged 5 minutes. Drain the beans, and pour them onto a paper towel-lined platter. Use paper towels or a clean dishcloth to gently dry the beans.
In a large bowl, mix together green beans, olive oil, 1-teaspoon salt and black pepper.
Remove the heated pan from the oven and turn the beans out onto the hot pan. Cook the bean 5 minutes.
While the beans cook, melt the butter in the microwave and add the garlic; mix well.
In a medium bowl, toss together the breadcrumbs, garlic butter, cheddar, jalapeno and Parmesan cheeses.
Remove the sheet pan from the oven and sprinkle the breadcrumb/cheese mixture over the beans.
Turn the oven to broil and place the pan back on the middle rack. Broil the beans until the cheese is melted and begins to brown and gets crispy. Watch closely – breadcrumbs and cheese can burn easily.
Remove the pan from the oven and transfer the beans to a serving dish.
Serve immediately and…
This dish is best served immediately after preparing.