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.
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!
Ingredients You Wil Need
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.
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.
Again, more flavor.
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.
This is a southern inspired recipe so butter. Yeah.
The brown sugar brings out more of the ham flavor in the beans.
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.
Step by Step How to Make These Easy Baked Southern Green Beans
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!
Easy Baked Southern Green Beans
- 11" Oval Baking Dish
- Tin Foil
- 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
- 1 tbsp Brown Sugar
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Pepper
- 1 tsp Lemon Pepper
- 1 tsp Garlic Powder
- 1 tsp Onion Powder
- 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!
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!