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.

Potato and Green Bean Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 140
Whether eaten warm or out of the fridge, this bright, crunchy potato salad pairs perfectly with grilled meats like pork, steak or chicken.

Lemon Chicken Stir-Fry with Green Beans

A fresh-tasting sauce made with lemon, sesame oil, and ginger perks up stir-fried chicken breast and green beans in this weeknight-friendly dinner.

One-Pot Chicken and Dumplings

Rating: 3.5 stars 185
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.

Lemon-Ginger Chicken and Green Beans

Fresh ginger is used in the poaching liquid for the chicken, as well as used to flavor the cucumber salad in this quick weeknight dinner.

Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 3 stars 171
This is a fast and flavorful healthy side dish for tonight's supper.

Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 137
Easy and summery, this Three-Bean Pasta Salad is a side that's great for your next cookout or picnic.

Easy Chicken Potpies

Rating: 3.5 stars 111
These are classic pot pies, with veggies, chicken, and golden crust. No one will resist them.

Salmon Nicoise with Caper Dressing

Lemony caper vinaigrette heightens the flavors of sweet summer corn and crisp, cool cucumber in this unconventional take on salade Nicoise.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

Rating: 3 stars 376
These fresh green beans help balance out the richness of the rest of the Thanksgiving meal.

Pasta Salad with Peas and Summer Beans

Citrusy and cilantro-packed, this Pasta Salad with Peas and Summer Beans dish pairs well with grilled chicken or tuna. It would be equally delicious with mint, parsley or a combination of fine herbs.

Indian-Spiced String Beans

Rating: 3 stars 41
Serve these spicy string beans with our Shrimp in Coconut Curry.

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

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