Green Bean Recipes

Also called string beans, green beans are popular sauteed for a simple side dish in Southern cooking but are also ideal for adding crunch or color to salads, stir-fries, pastas, casseroles, and more. Find great green bean recipes, when they are best to buy, and more tips on working with these legumes.

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Green Bean Casserole with Bacon

Frozen French-cut green beans can be used in place of fresh to save time. Make sure to thaw them first, drain well, and pat dry with paper towels.

One-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 3.58 stars
When you don't have time to make chicken pot pies, enter this every-bit-as-satisfying substitute: chicken and dumplings, ready in about 45 minutes.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Rating: 3.27 stars
Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.

Classic Minestrone

Rating: 3.54 stars
This beloved Italian soup isn't just hearty and healthy -- it's really flexible. Minestrone typically includes lots of leafy greens, other veggies, and beans. Which to choose? You're only limited by the contents of your refrigerator and pantry.

Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 3.1 stars
This is a fast and flavorful healthy side dish for tonight's supper.

Easy Chicken Potpies

Rating: 3.5 stars
These are classic pot pies, with veggies, chicken, and golden crust. No one will resist them.

Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 3.47 stars
We've made the quintessential Thanksgiving casserole better than ever by combining fresh green beans, homemade mushroom sauce, and savory fried shallots.

Dry-Fried Green Beans

Adapted from Anne Quatrano's Summerland: Recipes for Celebrating With Southern Hospitality (Rizzoli).

French-Cut Green Beans With Dill Butter

Rating: 3.05 stars
A dab of butter and fresh dill turns plain-old green beans into a dish worthy of Sunday dinner.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Rating: 3.22 stars
These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.

Boiled Potatoes and Green Beans

This simple side dish is just what you need when serving a rich main course.

Blistered Green-Bean and Corn Frittata

Glorious late-summer vegetables give fresh meaning to mealtime: sauteed green beans and corn take center stage in this seasonal frittata. Juicy cherry tomatoes dressed in olive oil, red-wine vinegar, and chopped parsley make the ideal colorful companions.

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Game-Changing Green Bean Recipes
These fresh legumes couldn't be more versatile in the kitchen. Use them to add crunch and color to salads, stir-fries, pastas, casseroles, and so much more. Click through for our best recipes featuring green beans, as well as tips for selecting and storing them.

Meatloaf and Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes

Rating: 3.09 stars

Our comforting menu of meatloaf and buttermilk mashed potatoes is as hearty as the diner original -- but better for you. Panko is sold in many international aisles; regular breadcrumbs can be swapped in, too.