Green Bean Recipes

We've got flavorful and healthy green bean recipes whether you're featuring them in a main dish, side dish or otherwise.

Staff Picks

Pickled Green Beans

Rating: 4.64 stars
I use these in Bloody Marys, instead of celery sticks, and they are always a hit!

Sesame Tempura Green Beans

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is an easy, delicious green bean tempura recipe. Fresh green beans are deep fried to crisp, golden perfection and dipped in a sweet and sour sauce.

Lemon Green Beans with Walnuts

Rating: 4.24 stars
Steamed green beans tossed with butter, lemon zest, lemon juice and toasted walnuts. This is excellent with asparagus also. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

Green Beans for a Special Occasion

Rating: 4.24 stars
This green bean dish can be served for a special occasion or for everyday just to tell your loved ones they are special. So simple!

Grandma's Green Bean Casserole

Rating: 4.51 stars
This recipe is much better than the standard mushroom soup and French fried onion version.

Green Bean Bundles

Rating: 4.5 stars
Steamed and then baked, these scrumptious green beans take on great flavor, because they are wrapped in bacon and bathed in a savory sauce. This recipe is best when you marinate the bundles overnight.

'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

Rating: 4.54 stars
Every time my family and I go to a Chinese buffet we make a bee line for the green beans! This is a simple and tasty re-creation of that much loved side dish, goes well with any Asian meal. Make sure to slice the garlic, don't use a garlic press. Oyster sauce can be found in the Asian section of your grocery store, at an Asian grocery store, and online.

Green Bean Fries

Rating: 4.41 stars
These are tasty alternatives to both regular french fries and also a way to get in your veggies! I make them by the truckload and freeze them. My husband hates green beans but gobbles these up! Serve with Ranch dressing or another favorite dipping sauce.

Green Bean and Mushroom Medley

Rating: 4.61 stars
This is a great vegetable side dish. This is always served at our family gatherings with no leftovers.

Sauteed Garden Fresh Green Beans

Rating: 4.76 stars
This is a great way to cook fresh green beans. This recipe is very basic, but can easily be jazzed up with some onions, fresh garlic, mushrooms - let your imagination run wild! This recipe also is very good for fresh asparagus.

Southern Green Beans

Rating: 4.65 stars
I just love these beans! What could be better than green beans, potatoes, and bacon, all in one dish?!

Chinese Green Bean Stir-Fry

Rating: 4.02 stars
Asian-style green beans with lots of flavor! This recipe is made for a large party; but can be scaled down for a family dinner. Serve cold or warm.

Inspiration and Ideas

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes
Rating: Unrated
"My family loved it. It was easy and made a colorful dish." – Elaine Calhoun
Lemon Pepper Green Beans
Rating: Unrated
"This is a great spin on an old side." – leexlee

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars

Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish.