Whether using fresh, frozen, or canned green beans, these recipes are easy to cook up for holidays or a weeknight meal. From a comforting green bean casserole, to a light salad and beans with potatoes or bacon, you'll find something for everyone with these green bean recipes.
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.
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.
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.
Lemon and grapes brighten this roasted green bean, broccoli and mushroom side dish.
Cheese flavored crackers make a surprisingly delicious topper for this 10-minute green bean side dish.
This recipe, shared in 1994, comes by way of a Jewish family who serves the vegetable dish during Hanukkah, for the Festival of Lights. This simple side dish is pretty enough to serve during any holiday meal or when entertaining.
This sensational spicy salad showcases summer vegetables. You can easily double the ingredients to make enough for potlucks and neighborhood block parties.
Need a new potato salad recipe? Try this easy one, which uses fingerling potatoes and fresh green beans.
Rich and full-flavored, this curry-accented vegetable side dish is best served with plain meats and poultry.
Green beans drizzled with lemon juice and topped with almonds are a quick-to-fix side dish.
In just 20 minutes you can whip up a nutritious and delicious meal that's less than 400 calories. The salmon provides lots of healthy omega-3 fatty acids while the nutty and fruity vinaigrette dressing used on both the fish and beans keeps the flavors light and refreshing.
Brown rice provides some whole grains in your baby's diet with this homemade baby food recipe.
Fresh green beans are the star of this salad recipe that's flavored with a simple lime-flavored dressing.
Two main ingredients drizzled with one herb-saturated vinaigrette makes for a happy side dish that can be prepared in 30-minutes.
We updated this favorite side dish casserole recipe with fresh onion and baby portobello mushrooms. Make ahead to save time.
Fresh green beans pair with vibrant red pepper in this colorful and flavorful side dish. Try it with chicken or fish, or serve it with a poached egg for a vegetarian main dish.