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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.

Confetti Green Beans

Confetti Green Beans

Confetti Green Beans

The vegetables in the green bean side dish make a colorful presentation that's a nice alternative to lettuce. To dress up the beans, use small tomato wedges. For a touch of crunch, sprinkle some buttered and browned bread crumbs on top.—Heidi Doudna, Fairbanks, Alaska

Potato Green Bean Medley

Potato Green Bean Medley

Potato Green Bean Medley

I usually start preparing this first for the meal. I often use the fresh beans from our big backyard vegetable garden.—Bonnie Evans, Cameron, North Carolina

Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

Mushroom Green Bean Casserole

Most traditional green bean casseroles center around mushroom soup and french-fried onions. This from-scratch variation features fresh mushrooms, sliced water chestnuts and slivered almonds. -Pat Richter, Lake Placid, Florida
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Basil Green Beans

Basil Green Beans

Basil Green Beans

Basil and lemon-pepper really come through with this speedy way to dress up frozen green beans. "My husband and I find that being retired does not mean we're idle," remarks Marilou Candela of Licking, Missouri. "Some days we're very busy, so this side dish is a favorite."

Monterey Green Beans

Monterey Green Beans

Monterey Green Beans

This side dish is a delicious way to dress up green beans.—Sandra McKenzie, Braham, Minnesota

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

I FOUND that beans, basil and tomatoes make a very tasty combination of flavors, especially in summer, when all these ingredients can be garden fresh. I like to serve this pretty vegetable dish when entertaining. It's so colorful! -Shirley Heare, Fayetteville, North Carolina

Garden Green Beans

Garden Green Beans

Garden Green Beans

Diane Hixon of Niceville, Florida uses garlic and Italian seasoning to dress up green beans straight from the garden. "This fast flavorful side dish is frequently on the menu for special occasions," she relates.

Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Microwave Herbed Green Beans

Rosemary and basil complement green beans, celery and onion in this savory side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Peck, Idaho. "My mother always cooked with fresh herbs from her garden," she writes. "Now I find myself doing the same."

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans

This vegetable dish gets a boost from onions and garlic. Their fresh flavor comes shining though.—Jane Walker, Dewey, Arizona

Tarragon Green Beans

Tarragon Green Beans

Tarragon Green Beans

A mixture of celery, onion and green pepper adds a spark to this simple green bean side dish from Ruby Williams, Bogalusa, Louisiana. It's pleasantly seasoned with dried tarragon and lemon-pepper, so its flavor complements most main-dish meats.

Peppered Green Beans

Peppered Green Beans

Peppered Green Beans

I like the tangy taste of these green beans. The combination of flavors enhances the beans, and the colors make this side dish an attractive addition to any entree. -Chet Sioda, Tacoma, Washington
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