Green Bean Side Dish Recipes

Top-rated recipes for green bean side dishes whether you're looking for the classics or something new and fun to try.

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Sesame Green Beans

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I had always been indifferent to green beans... until I tried this recipe, given to me by a friend. For such a simple dish, you will be surprised at how much flavor this has! Broccoli is equally delicious prepared this way.

Easy Garden Green Beans

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This is a flavorful, simple way to dress up plain steamed green beans for an easy side dish that practically cooks itself while you are getting the rest of the meal together.

Arica's Green Beans and Feta

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Fresh side dish with feta cheese as an accent flavor.

Smothered Green Beans

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Fresh green beans with a robust bacon, onion, and garlicky flavor.

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

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The flavors of this side dish are intense! It is great as a starter to an Asian menu, or as a significant addition to a light stir-fry meal.

Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

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The hazelnuts and lemon zest add a wonderful light touch. It's a favorite!

Green Bean Bundles I

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Easy and impressive side dish made with green beans, bacon, and French dressing - great for a crowd. You'll need a few toothpicks to carry this recipe off right!

Garlicky Green Beans with Shallot

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Caramelized shallots and garlic with cheese. Yummy!

Buttery Garlic Green Beans

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

Sauteed Garden Fresh Green Beans

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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.

Roasted Green Beans

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A great alternative to fast-food French fries. My family and friends love these as a snack or hors d'oeuvre. No matter how many I make, it's never enough!

'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

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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.

Inspiration and Ideas

Mediterranean Marinated Green Beans

"I microwaved the green beans to get the perfect doneness, and mixed in the tomatoes and feta right before serving. Wouldn't change a thing!" – lutzflcat

Grilled Green Beans

"My whole family loved it and I have been grilling these great green treasures ever since." – Diamond Dave

Lemon-Parsley Green Beans

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This is a delicious lemony, fried green bean recipe. I found it while shopping one Saturday at the local produce market.