Green Beans

Full of flavor, green beans make a great side dish for Christmas dinner. Whether you prefer the classic kind of green bean casserole Mom used to make or prefer something more adventurous, you'll find the perfect Christmastime side dish in our collection of green bean recipes.

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How to Make Green Beans

Planning to serve green beans for dinner tonight...again? Instead of steaming or boiling them, try a new and easy method for how to cook green beans: roasting. The beans come out tender but with just the right amount of crispness, and they're filled with flavor, thanks to the caramelizing that occurs with roasting. You can toss in herbs and spices, but the beans are just as delicious left plain.

How to Steam Green Beans

Steaming is one of the healthiest methods of cooking vegetables, and learning how to steam green beans will provide a side dish that can be paired with almost any meal.

How to Cook Green Beans

If your mind immediately goes to boiling or steaming when you think of how to cook green beans, you're missing out on a terrific option for showcasing their natural flavors: roasting. As with other vegetables, roasting brings out the flavor of your green beans without reducing them to mush. The end result is slightly firm on the outside and tender on the inside. Roasted green beans even make for a fun finger food substitute for French fries, making them a popular way to entice kids to eat more veggies. You may even want to offer ranch or other dressing for dipping.

How to Make Basic Roasted Green Beans

Learn how to make basic roasted green beans, and suddenly the vegetable has a whole new flavor. Roasted green beans make a great side dish for chicken, fish, beef or pork.

How to Make Basic Roasted Green Beans

Skip the steaming or boiling: Learn how to make basic roasted green beans, and you'll have perfectly crisp-tender beans every time, with no fuss.

Green Beans for Great Summer Meals

The first day of green bean season isn't a holiday, but we think it ought to be. After all, the best part of most holidays is the food. (Think of Halloween candy, Christmas cookies, Thanksgiving turkey.)

Green Bean Tart

Total: 1 hr

Sauteed Green Beans with Parmesan

Family Circle

Green beans are tender but retain a hint of crunchiness when you boil and quickly saute.

Walnut Tarragon Green Beans

The Food Channel

Here's an ultra-easy and delicious way to "plus up" a green beans side dish.

How to Make Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

For a fantastic side full of flavor, these green beans with caramelized onions and bacon are a great addition to any entree

Green Beans with Crispy Pancetta, Mushrooms, and Shallots

Fine Cooking Magazine

The onion-topped green bean side dish is a Thanksgiving mainstay. This version, while full of familiar flavors, is a bit more elegant, and dare we say it, a lot more flavorful.

Green Beans with Mushrooms, Cream & Toasted Breadcrumbs

Fine Cooking Magazine

This is a modern rendition of the green bean and mushroom casserole with fried onion rings that was a staple of my childhood. I've replaced the onion rings with toasted breadcrumbs.

Total: 40 mins

Cheesy Green Bean Casserole


The green bean casserole just upped the ante. You'll love this stuffing-and-cheese-studded version so much, you'll be creating holidays just to have an excuse to make it.

Total: 50 mins
Total: 20 mins
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