Green Bean Recipes

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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

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!"

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

Cheddar Green Beans

THIS DISH was my grandmother's way of getting us young kids to eat our green vegetables. She was a wonderful cook and inspired me to get creative in my cooking. Sunday dinner was always served at noon at her house, and everything on the table was homemade and delicious. -Linda Poole, Rainbow, Texas

Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

Savory Green Beans with Mushrooms

When we have family get-togethers, this is the dish I'm always asked to bring.

Green Beans 'n' Celery

Green Beans 'n' Celery

Green Beans 'n' Celery

Marian Platt of Sequim, Washington dresses up crisp-tender green beans with celery, pimiento, Parmesan cheese and sunflower kernels. This quick side makes a nice complement to any entree, particularly Italian dishes.

Dilled Carrots & Green Beans

Dilled Carrots & Green Beans

Dilled Carrots & Green Beans

“I never ate carrots before this, but this is a hit with my family and me. It’s great for entertaining, too.” Harriett Lee - Glasgow, MT

Green Bean & Corn Medley

Green Bean & Corn Medley

Green Bean & Corn Medley

A bright, colorful side option, this quick dish makes any entree look good. Make it with fresh veggies in the summer or as is with frozen in the winter months; either way, it's a winner! —Kimberly Stine, Milford, Pennsylvania

Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans

Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans

Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans

Looking for a different treatment for garden-fresh green beans? Try this stir-fried side dish. It's nicely seasoned with fresh ginger, sesame oil and sesame seeds. -Test Kitchen

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

Squash Rings with Green Beans

Squash Rings with Green Beans

Squash Rings with Green Beans

I wanted to make a colorful vegetable for Christmas dinner one year and came up with this combination. It was a big hit with our guests. Even my nephew, who attended culinary school, was impressed! -Joan Sieck, Rensselaer, New York
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