Green beans… those classic veggies eaten around the world. Green Beans are tasty, healthy and oh so versatile.
Though perhaps most commonly eaten steamed, there are countless ways to eat green beans. That’s why we decided to compile this great collection of easy Green Bean Recipes for you.
From sautés and sheet pan meals, to soups and casseroles you’ll find plenty of tasty new ways to cook your favorite green beans.
Cook your way through this great list of green bean recipe ideas, maybe you’ll find a new recipe for your weekly rotation!
1. Green Bean Almondine
Beginning this wonderful list of green bean recipes is this green bean almondine. The green beans are covered in almonds toasted in marvelous melted butter. The buttered almonds are topped with parsley and lemon juice.
2. Greek Green Beans (Fasolakia)
Fasolakia Lathera is a vibrant Greek dish where green beans and potatoes simmer in a tomato sauce spiked with plenty of EVOO. Great as a side dish or meatless main.
3. Three Bean Salad
This easy Three Bean Salad recipe is a summertime potluck classic. But it goes so well with so many things, we love it all year long!
Fresh green beans are mixed with garbanzo beans and kidney beans, then all get tossed with a tangy dressing. It’s tasty, budget friendly, and a surefire hit.
4. Ground Beef Stir Fry with Green Beans
This ground beef stir fry with green beans is a great way to get your veggies in without passing up a delicious meal. Packed with hearty ground beef, an assortment of colorful veggies, and a stir fry sauce that’s an umami lover’s dream, this may be the easiest dinner you’ve ever cooked.
5. Green Bean Summer Salad
This green bean summer salad is perfect for a summer meal. The salad is bursting with fresh flavors and produce. It’s made with garden fresh herbs, zucchini, sweet corn, juicy tomatoes, and more.
6. Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots
This green bean casserole with crispy fried shallots will make for an amazing dinner or holiday side. It’s a simple dish, an easy-to-make casserole, and it’s made entirely from scratch.
7. Old Fashioned Green Beans
Craving green beans in the usual style? These green beans use a small amount of ingredients, and can be made in no time at all! The fresh green beans mixed with crunchy bacon help make a salty snack that is full of flavor.
8. Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon
Working great as a side dish or a meal, these garlic parmesan green beans are perfect. The tender green beans are cooked in garlic and parmesan and mixed in with bacon to make for a dish that will put a smile on your family’s faces.
9. Lemon Butter Green Beans with Cranberries Walnuts and Feta
These lemon butter green beans with cranberries, walnuts, and feta bring out a spectacular burst of flavors. The taste of the crispy green beans, chewy dried cranberries, crunchy walnuts, and tangy feta cheese come together for a great green bean dish.
10. Chicken and Green Beans
This recipe is exactly what it sounds like, chicken and green beans. It’s a splendid stir fry that uses fresh green beans and a seared chicken breast. It’s perfect for if you are in a stir fry mood, or if you have picky eaters.
11. Cheesy Roasted Green Beans
Almost every meal is better when it’s made cheesy, and these cheesy roasted green beans definitely help aid that argument. The green beans are roasted in olive oil, garlic, and parmesan, and then baked with cheese until it melts and bubbles. Yum!
12. Sautéed Green Beans
It’s always nice to have your meal sautéed, and these sautéed green beans are fantastic. They’re cooked in butter, garlic, and a ton of different herbs. It comes out as a side dish that pairs great with chicken, seafood, or pork, and it takes only ten minutes to make.
13. Sesame Chicken Green Bean Stir Fry
Another spectacular stir fry on our list is this sesame chicken green bean stir fry. It’s good for your taste buds, and your stomach, since it has healthy vegetables like green beans, red bell peppers, carrots and more!
14. Sheet Pan Lemon Herb Salmon, Green Beans & Veggies
This dish is super quick, super easy, and super awesome! It takes only about forty minutes total, and that includes the time it takes for it to bake in the oven. The salmon is also covered in an amazing sauce that uses butter, garlic, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
15. Braised Beef and Green Bean Stew (Lebanese Lubee)
This traditional Lebanese recipe, braised beef and green bean stew, uses tender braised beef that will melt in your mouth. The beef is added with onions, spices, and tomato sauce, and cooked low and slow to help bring out the flavor.
16. Easy Red Curry Green Beans with Shrimp
Being simple isn’t always a bad thing, and this dish proves it! This amazing Thai dish brings together lightly fried red curry paste, coconut cream, shrimp, lime leaves, and green beans to make for a simple, yet flavorful meal.
17. Spicy Shrimp and Green Beans
These spicy shrimp and green beans make an easy dinner option that brings tons of flavor. The sauce mixes low sodium soy sauce, chili sauce, sriracha, garlic, and ginger alongside red pepper flakes and toasted sesame seeds. So good.
18. Green Bean Curry
This green bean curry is an Indian curry cooked with potatoes and spices. It makes a great meal with rotis or steamed rice. It’s a healthy and heart curry that can be made in under thirty minutes.
19. Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans
These saucy stovetop Thai green beans are cooked on the stovetop with a fantastic peanut sauce. It can be difficult to eat healthy sometimes, but this meal makes it easy. You will fall in love with these sauced up green beans.
20. Chicken Piccata with Green Beans
This recipe is a healthy twist on an Italian classic and makes a wonderful spring dinner. The chicken is made on a stovetop with green beans, wine, capers, and garlic. This easy chicken dinner is so springy and savory, you have to try it!
21. French Green Beans (Haricots Verts)
These French green beans make a great side dish to any meal. The green beans are longer and skinnier than American green beans, and are sometimes considered more flavorful. Combining them with salt, pepper, butter, and shallots, and you’ve got a great side dish.
22. Potato and Green Bean Salad
This potato and green bean salad is a perfect way to end your day. It’s light, fresh, healthy, and completely vegetarian. While it is a side dish, you can easily make it in a bigger portion to have it as a full meal that’s full of healthy freshness.
23. Green Beans and Mushrooms in Cream Sauce
These fresh green beans and mushrooms are sautéed in garlic, real cream, and aged parmesan, and then covered with crispy bacon crumbles. All of the ingredients come together to make a side dish that’s filled with flavor.
24. Slow Cooker Buttery Bacon Green Beans
These slow cooker buttery bacon green beans don’t just sound good, they taste good too! The bacon smothered green beans are filled with incredible flavor.
25. Green Bean & Potato Curry
Using only eight ingredients, and nothing overly fancy, this green bean and potato curry is perfect for a simple-yet-splendid side dish, and the small amount of basic ingredients makes it perfect if you’re trying to save some money.
26. Chicken, Green Bean and Butternut Squash Curry
This beautiful chicken, green bean, and butternut squash curry is sweetened with creamy butternut squash and loaded with terrific tender chicken pieces. The flavors and ingredients combine to make for the ultimate comfort food.
27. Sausage, Potato and Green Bean Foil Packets
Looking for a quick dinner, or something to eat while camping? These sausage, potato, and green bean foil packets are perfect! The sausage and veggies get packed into a foil packet that helps make the delicious dish both cute and portable.
28. Coconut Chicken with Rice and Green Beans
With this coconut chicken recipe, you can get carbs, protein, and vegetables all cooked together in one meal. It all gets cooked together with rich coconut milk and a hint of spice. Your family will be asking for it everyday once they try it!
29. Bacon-Wrapped Green Beans
If you like green beans, then there’s no better way to eat them than by wrapping them in bacon! In all seriousness, this salty-sweet dish gets sprinkled with brown sugar and drizzled with balsamic vinegar, and makes for a great meal for fans of green beans and bacon alike.
30. Cozy Veggie Korma
Last but not least is this amazingly cozy vegetable korma. It’s creamy, cozy, and makes for a wonderful cold-weather meal. The rich flavor will have you feel like you can keep eating it forever, and it’s sure to become one of your favorites!
So there you go. If these tasty green bean recipes don’t send you to the produce market, I don’t know what will. Be sure to let me know which becomes your new favorite.
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- 2 cups green beans, cut
- 1 15oz can kidney beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 15oz can chick peas, drained and rinsed
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
- 1 Tbsp sugar
- 1/4 cup chopped parsley
- Bring a pot of water to a boil over high heat. Add in green beans. Cook for 2 minutes.
- Place the green beans in ice water bath until they cool, then drain.
- Toss green bean, kidney beans and chick peas in a bowl.
- Whisk together a dressing ingredients.
- Pour dressing over salad and toss well.
- Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.
- Let me know which recipes you try, I love hearing from you!
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