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

Rating: 4.4 stars
439
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: 4.44 stars
100
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

Rating: 4.62 stars
34
Fresh side dish with feta cheese as an accent flavor.

Smothered Green Beans

Rating: 4.54 stars
449
Fresh green beans with a robust bacon, onion, and garlicky flavor.

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.7 stars
594
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: 4.31 stars
76
The hazelnuts and lemon zest add a wonderful light touch. It's a favorite!

Green Bean Bundles I

Rating: 4.4 stars
22
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

Rating: 4.57 stars
24
Caramelized shallots and garlic with cheese. Yummy!

'Chinese Buffet' Green Beans

Rating: 4.55 stars
269
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.

Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Rating: 4.47 stars
310
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.

Roasted Green Beans and Baby Red Potatoes

Rating: 4 stars
1
Fresh green beans and baby red potatoes are lightly seasoned and roasted into an easy side dish you can put together in a snap.

Air Fryer Spicy Green Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
21
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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Mediterranean Marinated Green Beans

Rating: Unrated
68
"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

Fresh Green Bean Recipes

With bright color and bold flavor, fresh green beans make an excellent side dish for any meal.

Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

Rating: 4.47 stars
310

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.