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Green Bean Recipes

Looking for recipes for green beans? Taste of Home has the best green bean recipes from real cooks like you, featuring reviews, ratings, how-to videos and tips.

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon

Green Beans with Bacon

"MY MOTHER was from North Carolina, and she preferred green pole beans to green snap beans. I've found that either is delicious in this recipe, as long as long as the beans are fresh. Mother also brought with her from North Carolina the custom of chopping and 'mounding' the beans before serving—a touch that makes them even more special."

Company Green Beans

Company Green Beans

Company Green Beans

Top off these green beans with onion rings or toasted bread crumbs for an even fancier side dish.—Rhonda Hogan, Eugene, Oregon

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

Sweet and Sour Green Beans

"GREEN BEANS are the perfect accompaniment to Mother's pork roast. The flavors are compatible and blend well. I've never cooked any other vegetable dish when I make this pork roast dinner."
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Creamed Green Beans

Creamed Green Beans

Creamed Green Beans

"A FAMILY FAVORITE for years, this recipe is one I make often because it can easily be doubled and prepared ahead. It's a must on the menu when my nephews come for dinner!"

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole

This green bean casserole has always been one of my favorite "convenience dishes" because it can be prepared ahead and refrigerated until ready to bake. —Anna Baker, Blaine, Washington

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms

I made this satisfying side dish often when I was single. Now I prepare it for my family. By adding fresh mushrooms, onion, butter and a little pepper, you can easily dress up ordinary green beans.—Denise Albers, Freeburg, Illinois

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

Maple-Glazed Green Beans

After I picked my first green beans one year, I desired a savory dish that was unique, quick, and packed with flavor. I had all the ingredients in my pantry and began to experiment. The results were outrageously YUMMY! I couldn’t stop eating my creation, so the next day I picked more beans and made this delicious side dish again. It's a keeper.—Merry Graham, Newhall, California

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Green Beans with Tomatoes & Basil

Here’s a fast and easy way to dress up fresh green beans. Basil adds bright flavor, while lemon juice and garlic bring spring to mind. —Taste of Home Test Kitchen

Ranch Green Beans

Ranch Green Beans

Ranch Green Beans

Years ago, I discovered this handwritten recipe on a note card and decided to give it a try. It's deliciously different from the usual green bean casserole and quickly became a favorite.

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Cashews

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Cashews

Roasted Garlic Green Beans with Cashews

My mom got a garlic roaster and soon my kitchen was overflowing with heads of sweet, gooey, roasted garlic. This recipe, one of my many experiments, was a favorite of my family. The roasted garlic is mild and adds a rich, buttery taste to the beans. —Virginia Sturm, San Francisco, California

Hungarian-Style Green Beans

Hungarian-Style Green Beans

Hungarian-Style Green Beans

A vacation to Hungary inspired this flavorful side of green beans with paprika and mushrooms. Being a vegetarian, I welcome these tasty ideas. —Sherry Johnston, Green Cove Springs, Florida
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