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.

Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 3.5 stars 425
We've made the quintessential Thanksgiving casserole better than ever by combining fresh green beans, homemade mushroom sauce, and savory fried shallots.

Classic Minestrone

Rating: 3.5 stars 272
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.

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.

Green-Bean Casserole with Fried Shallots

Rating: 3.5 stars 887
For this gourmet take on a potluck classic, the casserole is assembled and the shallots are cooked ahead of time. Just before serving, pop the dish under the broiler for about 10 minutes.

Easy Chicken Potpies

Rating: 3.5 stars 111
Our classic chicken potpie recipe produces a comfort food dinner that's also fancy enough for entertaining. Individual potpies are topped with frozen puff pastry, which bakes into flaky golden layers—so there's no need to make your own pie pastry. Save time by using leftover chicken from a roast or a rotisserie bird for the filling, along with onion, carrots, celery, and green beans.

Tarragon Green Beans

Rating: 3 stars 147
In this simple Thanksgiving side dish, green beans are sauteed with butter, shallots, and white wine. A finishing touch of aromatic fresh tarragon sets it apart.

Green Beans with Crispy Oven-Fried Onions

Rating: 3.5 stars 63
For this modern take on green-bean casserole, we quickly steam-sauté the beans and finish them with lemon juice and zest. The steamed beans keep their toothsome bite and still get a sprinkle of that classic fried onion topping. 

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.

Green Beans with Vinaigrette

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

Herbed Green Beans with Warm Mustard Vinaigrette

Green beans are tossed with a mustard vinaigrette and raisin-nut croutons. Sweet and sour never tasted so garden-fresh!

Microwave-Steamed Garlic Green Beans

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

Inspiration and Ideas

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.
Stewed Green Beans with Bacon
Rating: 3.5 stars 152

The bacon gives a nice bite to this side dish of green beans.