This is an easy and delicious side dish. And the color is great.
12 ounces green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 tablespoons shredded Parmesan
Preheat oven to 425°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up, then lay green beans (make sure they are dry) out on the baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss to evenly coat. Spread out on the sheet so that all the beans lay flat and place the pan in the lower third section of oven. After baking the beans for about 10 minutes, remove the pan from oven and shake it briefly to turn the beans, then return the pan to the oven for an additional 5 minutes. Remove from oven and sprinkle with grated cheese.