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Grilled Green Beans are the perfect and easy side dish. If you have foil and a grill you can make some delicious side dishes and fresh green beans are no different.

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My family loves Grilled Broccoli and Grilled Brussel Sprouts so I just knew they would love grilled beans in foil. There is just something about grilling vegetables. The flavor is different and the texture is a little bit crispy.

Even my reluctant husband and kids that normally shy away from vegetables, love this side dish recipe. I use heavy duty foil and clean up is so easy. I’m telling you, grilling is the way to go because your kitchen stays clean!


Ingredients needed - fresh green beans, olive oil, salt and pepper, foil
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Non Stick Spray, or avocado oil
  • Salt and Pepper
  • Foil 

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Variations Ideas

I love this grilled green bean recipes and you can easily change it up to make it your own!

  • Top with Fresh Lemon wedges, Lime Juice or soy sauce once the beans are cooked. Olive oil and lemon make a great combination.
  • Use Kosher Salt instead of regular Salt in this recipe
  • Season with Cajun Seasoning to give the green beans a slight kick
  • Season with Garlic Salt, garlic powder, Black Pepper and Parmesan Cheese

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1 – Preheat Gas Grill – Preheat the Gas Grill to 400 degrees.
  • Step 2 – Prepare Green Beans – Clean and cut the ends of the fresh green beans.
  • Step 3 – Add Green Beans to Foil – Place them on a sheet of foil.
  • Step 4 – Season the Green Beans – Add olive oil (or non stick spray) and Season with Salt and pepper. Then toss the green beans in the oil. You can toss them in a large bowl but I just toss them in the foil to save on dishes!
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  • Step 5 – Wrap Green Beans in Foil – Fold into a aluminum foil pack.  Heat your grill to medium high heat.
Foil packed of green beans
  • Step 6 – Cook Green Beans – Place the foil packet on direct heat or in a grill pan. Close the lid on the grill. Cook for 5-8 minutes on each side on direct flames.
  • Step 7 – Check Green Beans for doneness – Carefully open the foil packet and make sure that a bean is done. Since everything is protected in your foil packet, you don’t have to worry about how you place the packet on the grill grates.
  • Step 8 – Serve and Enjoy – Serve as a side to your favorite chicken, beef, steak or pork chops. Then squeeze fresh lemon juice when serving.

Recipe Tips

We love that these grilling green beans don’t require any fancy equipment. If you have a grill basket, you can use it but you will miss out on the charred green beans. You can easily place the green beans directly on the grill grates for an amazing side dish.

  • Preheat Grill – Make sure your grill is preheated to grill the green beans perfectly.
  • Trim Green Beans – Trim and seasoning your green beans to make the full of flavor.
  • Don’t over grill – Grilling the green beans only takes about 5 to 8 minutes on each side.

Add-ins to the Foil Pack

We love to add in other vegetables and meats with the green beans. Cooking everything on the grill allows for an easy clean up. Grilling season is my favorite time of the year.

  • Add sliced squash, chopped carrots, broccoli, and new potatoes.
  • Chop up bacon and add to the foil back for added flavor.
  • Slice up summer sausage or bratwurst to the green bean foil pack.
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How to Trim Green Beans

  • Get about 15 green beans and place on a cutting board. Line the green beans up in a uniform manner lengthwise. It doesn’t have to be perfect.
  • Take a Sharp Knife and with one holding the green beans and then cut the end off the green beans. I try to get right above the tip and cut.
  • Then line up the other end of the green beans and cut the other side of the green beans.

Serving Suggestions

These are fantastic with Balsamic Pork Tenderloin, Slow Cooker Whole Chicken, Easy Baked Tilapia and more!

Grilled Green Beans is also perfect with grilled chicken and grilled hamburgers. Add a side of rice or grilled potatoes and your meal is complete.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Leftovers

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3-4 days

How long do you Grill Green Beans for?

Grilled green beans do not take long to grill. With a temperature of 400 degrees, it will take about 5 to 8 minutes on each side.

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Grilled Green Beans

5 from 6 votes
Do you need a quick side dish everyone will love? Try these tasty Grilled Green Beans. This side dish recipe is so simple and clean up is a breeze!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 45


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  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Clean and cut the ends of the fresh green beans
  • Place them on the center of a piece of foil.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the green beans and season them with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Fold the foil into a foil pack around the green beans.
  • Place the foil packet on direct heat. Close the lid on the grill. Cook for 5-8 minutes on each side on direct flames. Carefully open the foil packet and make sure that a bean is done.
  • Remove from the grill and serve.

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover green beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
You can also make these foil pack green beans in the oven.  Bake the foil pack on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees F for 20-25 minutes (flipping halfway through the cook time) until the green beans are tender.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 45kcal, Carbohydrates 6g, Protein 1g, Fat 3g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 2g, Sodium 199mg, Potassium 164mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 522IU, Vitamin C 9mg, Calcium 29mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie says:

    You can use butter instead of olive oil if you prefer. I used a tablespoon of butter cut into 2 pieces so it’s even over the green beans before. Thank you!

  2. Heidi says:

    HI–want to make these tonight. Pictures all show butter, but no butter mentioned in recipe. Is there butter or no? Thank you