My friend makes this and they are truly the best green beans I have ever had, and very simple.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in Italian dressing and green beans. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, stirring often.

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  • Uncover and cook until beans reach desired tenderness.

Nutrition Facts

180 calories; 15.8 g total fat; 31 mg cholesterol; 331 mg sodium. 9.6 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
I make these green beans often (I needed a way to dress up my green beans one evening) I do not use any butter (just a lot of dressing). To avoid the green beans being over cooked I have found if you simmer the dressing for a while before adding the green beans it will thicken up and coat the green beans nicely and you will avoid over cooking them. (By the way I use the Zesty Italian Dressing) Update: I have now started using a Fat Free Italian Dressing. So there is no oil to worry about! (When using the Zesty Dressing I would just turn the bottle updside down and let the oil float to the top so when I removed the cap there was less oil). Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2003
I was quite disappointed. The recipe has you using way to much butter to begin with has you cooking the beans a lot longer than necessary and the taste isn't that great. Tastes like green beans with salad dressing. We were all unimpressed. This recipe may be better with a different kind of salad dressing but I think no matter what you do it will taste exactly like what it is: green beans with salad dressing! Read More
(50)
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  • 4 star values: 35
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 20
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
I make these green beans often (I needed a way to dress up my green beans one evening) I do not use any butter (just a lot of dressing). To avoid the green beans being over cooked I have found if you simmer the dressing for a while before adding the green beans it will thicken up and coat the green beans nicely and you will avoid over cooking them. (By the way I use the Zesty Italian Dressing) Update: I have now started using a Fat Free Italian Dressing. So there is no oil to worry about! (When using the Zesty Dressing I would just turn the bottle updside down and let the oil float to the top so when I removed the cap there was less oil). Read More
(124)
Rating: 5 stars
08/14/2007
I make these green beans often (I needed a way to dress up my green beans one evening) I do not use any butter (just a lot of dressing). To avoid the green beans being over cooked I have found if you simmer the dressing for a while before adding the green beans it will thicken up and coat the green beans nicely and you will avoid over cooking them. (By the way I use the Zesty Italian Dressing) Update: I have now started using a Fat Free Italian Dressing. So there is no oil to worry about! (When using the Zesty Dressing I would just turn the bottle updside down and let the oil float to the top so when I removed the cap there was less oil). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/05/2006
Absolutely delicious. I added only 3 Tbsp of butter used Splenda and added some fresh mozzarella in the last minute and it's awesome. Very tasty the next day too! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
12/03/2003
I was quite disappointed. The recipe has you using way to much butter to begin with has you cooking the beans a lot longer than necessary and the taste isn't that great. Tastes like green beans with salad dressing. We were all unimpressed. This recipe may be better with a different kind of salad dressing but I think no matter what you do it will taste exactly like what it is: green beans with salad dressing! Read More
(50)
Rating: 4 stars
10/07/2007
I used canned green beans and this recipe still rocks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/22/2007
This recipe has become my go-to comfort food. So easy so delicious and always a crowd pleaser! My daughter loves these kind of green beans too! My husband adds a little balsamic vinegar to change the recipe up some times. A Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
I HATE green beans but I made this very easy green bean recipe for my husband and not only did he like it I liked it. Will make this one again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2003
This was a side dish at my mother's day dinner. It was a hit! I added extra dressing and I used a Pesto Italian dressing it was yummy. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/02/2007
Fast & easy. I added a few almonds for extra crunch. It you like Italian dressing you'll like this recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/24/2003
Very tasty but the beans got overcooked in only 15 minutes I will make them again but won't cook them as long. I also used a Greek Feta dressing that was delicous. Read More
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