Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups Recipe
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Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups Recipe

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Delicious and healthy, this appetizer is a yummy way to eat green beans. The roll-ups can be prepared ahead of time, and guests always comment on how tasty and different they are.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + marinating
MAKES:15 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. + marinating
MAKES: 15 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup Italian salad dressing
  • 15 slices white bread
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons spicy brown mustard
  • 1 jar (7-1/4 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, well drained
  • 1/3 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed minced fresh parsley

Nutritional Facts

3 appetizers (prepared with fat-free Italian dressing, fat-free mayonnaise and reduced-fat butter) equals 104 calories, 3 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 384 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 starch, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place green beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook, uncovered, for 6-8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water. Pat dry with paper towels. Place the beans in a large resealable plastic bag; add salad dressing. Seal bag and toss to coat; refrigerate overnight.
  2. Trim crusts from bread. With a rolling pin, flatten each slice slightly. Combine mayonnaise and mustard; spread about 1 teaspoon on each slice of bread.
  3. Cut roasted peppers into 1/2-in. slices. Drain and discard marinade. Place three green beans and two pepper slices on each slice of bread. Roll up from a long side and secure with a toothpick. Brush with butter; roll in parsley. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Just before serving, discard toothpicks and cut each roll into three pieces. Yield: 45 appetizers.
Originally published as Red Pepper Green Bean Roll-Ups in Taste of Home June/July 2006, p56

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Reviewed Sep. 2, 2013

"This was a nice appetizer for my father's birthday dinner. I served a pretty heavy meal so I wanted a light starter."

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