Roasted Green Beans with Creamy Cranberry Balsamic

  • Author: Julie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x



  • 16 ounces fresh green beans, washed and trimmed (I used haricot vert)
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper

For the Cranberry Balsamic

  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons whole or jellied cranberry sauce
  • 1 teaspoon packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup french fried onions


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Place green beans on a baking sheet, and toss with olive oil to coat. Season with salt and pepper and arrange them in a single layer.
  3. Roast for 10 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Drizzle with cranberry balsamic and top with french fried onions. Serve immediately.

For the Cranberry Balsamic

  1. In a small sauce pan, whisk together balsamic vinegar, cranberry sauce, and brown sugar over medium heat. Bring to a simmer gently and allow the sauce to reduce and thicken, stirring frequently for about 8-10 minutes.
  2. Whisk in heavy cream, and drizzle over roasted green beans.


If you prefer not to roast the green beans, you could also steam or boil them.


  • Serving Size: 1 Serving
  • Calories: 78
  • Sugar: 5.3g
  • Sodium: 87mg
  • Fat: 3.8g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.3g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 2.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0.1g
  • Carbohydrates: 10g
  • Fiber: 1.8g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 4.2mg