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Tangy Italian Green Beans

And round out any meal with Italian Green Beans from Rudy Martino. The sharpness of the Parmesan cheese goes nicely with the tangy flavor of the chicken. “This has been a family favorite for many years,” writes the Lombard, Illinois reader.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil


  • Place beans and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, garlic salt and pepper. Drain beans; drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with cheese mixture and toss to coat.
Editor's Note
This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 85 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • cynandtom
    Jun 7, 2019

    These green beans were simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. Hubby even said he would like to prepare other vegetables this way as well.

  • mamamarie
    Jan 14, 2016

    Good recipe, except I used regular garlic, sauteed in the olive oil, additional Parmesan cheese and Italian Bread Crumbs. Thanks.

  • mamamerg
    Jan 17, 2011

    Fantastic recipe as is! Even my 14-month-old daughter likes them!

  • tcarder
    Apr 8, 2008

    I added sliced almonds for a dinner party and swapped garlic powder for the garlic salt (not too fond of garlic salt - too salty for me). I also used multi-cracked pepper (pink, red, green, black, etc.) and it was a SUPER HIT!! Think when the farmer's market is in full swing and everything is in season other herbs would enhance the green beans - or I might add other fresh veggies to extend the batch for bbq get togethers. Thanks, Rudy, I'm always looking for new recipes for green beans since I LOVE them!