I used to make this dish with lots of butter, brown sugar and cream. I slimmed it down and this low-fat version is just as delicious-my family loves it,” writes Shannon Abdollmohammadi from Woodinville, Washington.
"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!"
With just a few ingredients, this makes a special side that kids of all ages would enjoy. A touch of brown sugar makes it a great dish for parents trying to get the kids to eat more veggies! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
For a worthy side dish, offer up Skillet Lo Mein, from Debbie Stadtler of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Szechuan sauce coats the vegetables and pasta, and the added ginger comes through nicely. Debbie occasionally adds a little heat, “If you like spicy, add 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper with the ginger, “she suggests.
Are you looking for an appetizing way to enhance a nutritious vegetable? Try this eye-catching stir-fry. The broccoli keeps its bright color and crispness, while ginger and soy sauce help to spice it up nicely. —Marie Rossey, Creston, Ohio
Soy sauce and peanut butter flavor these crisp-tender beans. "They're a nice change from the usual green bean salads and casseroles," says Robin Joss from Ashburn, Virginia. "With a sesame seed crunch, this dish always wows guests and brings plenty of recipe requests."