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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

Summertime Green Beans

Summertime Green Beans

Summertime Green Beans

This recipe deliciously perks up plain green beans. This will soon become a favorite for your family!—Leah Carrell, Quitman, Texas

German-Style Green Beans

German-Style Green Beans

German-Style Green Beans

GRANDMOTHER often prepared her fresh green beans this way, and we much preferred them to plain buttered beans. This recipe goes back to before the 1920s and was a favorite dish of our family when I was growing up. -Lois Gelzer, Standish, Maine

Creamy Green Beans

Creamy Green Beans

Creamy Green Beans

"This satisfying side-dish casserole has a slightly sweet-and-sour flavor," informs Lynn Hansen of North Liberty, Iowa. "It's a favorite around my house for the holidays and anytime."

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

"For me, the most time-consuming part of preparing this side is picking the green beans in the garden," says Jeanne Bennett of North Richland Hills, Texas. "My family loves their fresh taste, and I love that they're fast to fix!"

Dilly Green Beans

Dilly Green Beans

Dilly Green Beans

Relates field editor Anne Mitchell of Mesa, Arizona, "My family eats a lot of vegetables. I credit this to creative seasonings. These beans don't last long."
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