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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.

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I’ve heard radishes are the only vegetable you don’t cook, but a cookbook from the 1950s disagrees. Green beans and wax beans round out this dish. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
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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

Colorful Green Bean Medley

Colorful Green Bean Medley

Colorful Green Bean Medley

With its bright colors, this veggie side makes a pretty partner for all kinds of meat entrees. Elke Rose - Waukesha, WI

Crunchy Green Beans

Crunchy Green Beans

Crunchy Green Beans

Green beans taste terrific all by themselves, but my mom has managed to improve on Mother Nature! She adds mushrooms, celery and crisp slivered almonds to dress up the popular green vegetable. -Becky Brunette, Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Green Beans with Red Peppers

Green Beans with Red Peppers

Green Beans with Red Peppers

"Balsamic vinegar adds zing to these colorful sauteed veggies that cook in a flash," says Chris Kallies of Oldsmar, Florida. "Trim the beans and julienne the pepper ahead to make this dish in a snap at the last minute."

Asian Green Beans

Asian Green Beans

Asian Green Beans

Harriet Stichter of Milford, Indiana brings us this easy no-stress side dish. These versatile beans will enhance any main course.

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans

Garlic-Almond Green Beans is her family’s favorite way to eat this popular vegetable, writes Genny Monchamp from Redding, California. “The beans stay so bright and crisp. To speed things up even more, you could use frozen green beans instead of fresh.”

Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

Green Beans in Red Pepper Sauce

For easy veggies, I make a simple sauce of sweet red peppers, almonds and parsley. We also like this sauce with zucchini or roasted cauliflower. —Elisabeth Larsen, Pleasant Grove, Utah

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

Rosemary-Onion Green Beans

From Jackson, Mississippi, Lucy Banks writes, "I came across this recipe in a cookbook from France. Every time I serve it, people want to know what gives the green beans their unique flavor. It's the rosemary, of course!"

Green Beans with Almonds

Green Beans with Almonds

Green Beans with Almonds

A touch of lemon juice gives a fresh taste to this simple side dish from Ruth Andrewson of Leavenworth, Washington. "Slivered almonds look so pretty with the French-style green beans, and they add a tasty crunch, too," she notes.

Asian Green Beans with Walnuts

Asian Green Beans with Walnuts

Asian Green Beans with Walnuts

“I came up with this easy recipe one night, and I’ve made it several times since then. The sauce is not only yummy on green beans but also on frozen broccoli,” says field editor Barbara Carlucci of Orange Park, Florida.

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."
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