Easy Baked Southern Green Beans

These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don’t let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It’s that simple.

I’m not going to lie; this recipe really reminds me of my grandmother. She always would save her ham hock from holidays and keep them for recipes such as this. Well, no ham hocks involved here. I’ll show you how to make this classic down-home dish in less than an hour. Plus, it’s so simple to make.

These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.

Equipment You Will Need

So who doesn’t love ham with green beans? One thing I really love about this is that it’s literally a “throw it all in the pan” kinda thing. These beans are so simple in the fact that it literally requires only one dish to make. That’s it. You’re not gonna dirty up the whole kitchen when making these creole green beans. I used one of my favorite baking dishes for vegetables. You can shop my exact 11 inch oval Staub casserole dish below!

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These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.

Ingredients You Wil Need

Green Beans:

So for these southern green beans in oven, I actually used two 12oz bags of frozen green beans for this recipe. However, you could definitely use fresh green beans. I would use the whole and not cut.

Ham:

You could use any type or flavor of ham for this recipe. However, I used the Oscar Meyer carving station honey ham. It’s perfect for this recipe for chop up real small, and get that sweet, fatty flavor.

Onion:

Again, more flavor.

Stock:

Your stock (or water) is basically going to steam and simmer the beans. I used water and the beans were still very delicious. Your butter is going to give them added flavor. However, some chicken stock will add even more rich flavor. Just use what you have. Can’t go wrong either way.

Butter:

This is a southern inspired recipe so butter. Yeah.

Brown Sugar:

The brown sugar brings out more of the ham flavor in the beans.

Seasonings:

I have a homemade seasoning that my father-in-law makes. He literally put its on everything and its great. It is pepper, salt, lemon pepper, garlic powder, and onion powder.

These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.

Step by Step How to Make These Easy Baked Southern Green Beans

Step 1

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Add beans, ham, and sliced onions to the dish.

Step 2

Slowly pour your water or stock on top of the beans. It will puddle in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and seasonings over the top of the beans. Then slice the 3 tablespoons of butter and place the slices all over the top of the beans.

Step 3

Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. The beans will have turned to a darker olive color, and the onions will be translucent. Serve while hot and enjoy!

These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.
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Easy Baked Southern Green Beans

These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.
Prep 10 mins
Cook 30 mins
Total 50 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Southern
Servings 6

Equipment

  • 11" Oval Baking Dish
  • Tin Foil

Ingredients
  

  • 24 oz Frozen or Fresh Green Beans
  • 4 oz Thick Cut Deli Ham
  • 1 Shallot or 1/4 of Yellow Onion (I prefer shallots)
  • 1 cup Water or Chicken Broth
  • 3 tbsp Butter
Seasonings
  • 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Pepper
  • 1 tsp Lemon Pepper
  • 1 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 tsp Onion Powder

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Add beans, ham, and sliced onions to the dish.
  • Slowly pour your water or stock on top of the beans. It will puddle in the bottom of the dish. Sprinkle brown sugar and seasonings over the top of the beans. Then slice the 3 tablespoons of butter and place the slices all over the top of the beans.
  • Cover with foil and bake for 30-40 minutes. The beans will have turned to a darker olive color, and the onions will be translucent. Serve while hot and enjoy!
Keywords Easy Dinners, Green Beans, Ham, Southern, Southern Dinner Recipes
These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.

One more thing before you go!

What did you think about these easy baked southern green beans? Literally so so simple, and all my hungry mouths love them. Please let me know what you thought here or in the comments below! I’d love to hear from you!

Samantha
These easy baked Southern green beans are the perfect side dish for any occasion. The ham adds so much more added flavor to this simple recipe. Don't let it intimidate you; this recipe is very, very simple. You literally just throw it all in the dish, cover, and bake. It's that simple.

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