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.

Nicoise Salad

Our tasty version of a classic Nicoise salad can also be turned into a sandwich.

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.

Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans

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

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: 3.58 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.

Three-Bean Pasta Salad

Rating: 3.45 stars
Easy and summery, this Three-Bean Pasta Salad is a side that's great for your next cookout or picnic.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

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

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.

Boiled Potatoes and Green Beans

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

Easy Chicken Potpies

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

Marinated-Artichoke and Green-Bean Pasta Salad

Tangy jarred artichokes from the pantry are brightened up with fresh ingredients for this make-ahead pasta salad: green beans, parsley, lemon, and red onion.

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.

Ramen Soup with Vegetables

Rating: 3.24 stars

Improve on the typical ramen soup by adding your own fresh veggies and seasonings.