Green Bean Side Dish Recipes

Find top-rated side dish recipes for the versatile green bean or string bean; we'll show you how to saute, roast, steam, and dress up the humble garden green bean.

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Buttery Garlic Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 701
Try this easy, sautéed green bean recipe with a garlicky butter sauce.

Sauteed Green Beans

Rating: 5 stars 144
These sauteed green beans take only minutes and are a great healthy side dish.

Roasted Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 257
Green beans roasted with olive oil, salt, and pepper until caramelized.
By samanathon

Sesame Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 678
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 137
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.

Smothered Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 638
Fresh green beans with a robust bacon, onion, and garlicky flavor.

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 874
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.
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Green Beans with Hazelnuts and Lemon

Rating: 4.5 stars 119
The hazelnuts and lemon zest add a wonderful light touch. It's a favorite!
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Garlicky Green Beans with Shallot

Rating: 4.5 stars 35
Caramelized shallots and garlic with cheese. Yummy!

'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 394
Green beans sautéed with garlic and tossed with a sweet and savory sauce.

Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 461
I discovered this dish at my mother-in-law's house during a family holiday buffet. Her being Japanese, she had many friends who brought wonderful Japanese dishes, and this was and has remained one of my favorites. It's light and fresh any time of the year.

Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars 28
Spicy green bean recipe made simple in the air fryer. My flavor combination was inspired by a famous dish at a restaurant chain.

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