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.See Popular Green Beans Recipes
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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.
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Five ingredients and 15 minutes are all you need to make a delicious, cheesy veggie dish.
Green beans (especially larger ones) can take a while to cook, so sear them well.
Simple and packed with flavor, onions and bacon are the perfect complement to farmstand-fresh 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.
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.
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.)
You can always just open up a can of green beans and heat 'em up on the stove, but why not create something special, using fresh green beans and a few simple ingredients.
From Betty's Soul Food Collection... Give those green beans a little razzle-dazzle with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese, some garlic and only 15 minutes of prep time!
Try this green beans recipe from Betty Crocker.
For a fantastic side full of flavor, these green beans with caramelized onions and bacon are a great addition to any entree
A terrific salsa verde makes this velvety potato salad extraordinary. Here the salsa is made with parsley and chives; try making it with other summer herbs, like tarragon or basil, as well.
This butter goes nicely with delicate flavors like chicken or fish or with stir-fried vegetables like asparagus or green beans.