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Green Beans and Potaotes in a white serving bowl on table with stack of plates and a blue print cloth napkin

Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe

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  • Author: Glenda Embree
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 - 8 servings 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


A classic Southern green beans side dish with an EASY modern twist.  Instead of boiling on the stove top, my Green Beans and Potatoes are roasted in either the air fryer or conventional oven, for vibrant color, perfect texture and out of this world flavor.  Company worthy side dish! And, they’ll be as welcome on your holiday table as they are at Sunday dinner.


Units Scale
  • 1 (1.5 pound) bag baby red potatoes (or new potatoes, or your favorite variety)
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2″ pieces
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 46 strips thick cut bacon, cut into 1/2” chunks
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons homemade All Purpose Seasoning (or your store brand)
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder (Minced garlic is more likely to burn for the length of time this will be in the oven.)
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Preheat air fryer or oven to 400° F.
  2. Use broiler pan or rimmed sheet baking sheet to prepare and roast the dish.
  3. Cut baby red potatoes into equal size pieces (about 1″).  Halve average size ones and quarter larger ones.  You just want them all to be able to cook at the same rate.
  4. Dice the onion into 1/2″ chunks.
  5. Cut green beans into 2″ lengths, (roughly thirds).
  6. Cut the bacon into 1/2″ chunks.
  7. Mix melted butter with All Purpose Seasoning and Garlic Powder.
  8. Add the green beans, potatoes and onions to a baking sheet or broiler pan.
  9. Pour melted butter mixture over the green beans, potatoes and onions and toss to coat everything evenly.
  10. Sprinkle the cut bacon over the top of the vegetables.
  11. Roast in the air fryer oven for 20-25 minutes or conventional oven for 35 minutes.  Stir the dish half way through cooking if the ingredients haven’t fit in your pan in a single layer.  Potatoes will be fork tender when done.  Stick a fork into one and it should easily slide all the way through.
  12. Serve as a side or as the main dish.


I love minced garlic in almost everything.  But, when a recipe is going to be baking at high temperatures, like this one it is more likely to burn and get bitter.  That’s why I chose garlic powder for this recipe.

If using canned green beans, drain them and add in the last 10 minutes of cooking, so they don’t get mushy and break apart.

  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25
  • Category: Side Dish, Vegetable
  • Method: Air Fryer or Oven
  • Cuisine: American