Our Greatest Green Bean Recipes
Green beans are more than just a side dish – they're the base of casseroles, stir-fries and everything in between. Check out Food Network's best green bean recipes, from green bean salad to green bean fries, right here.
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Green Beans Gremolata
Ina livens up her green beans with garlic and lemon zest, then tops the dish off with a Parmesan and pine nut gremolata.
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Best Ever Green Bean Casserole
Alton says the trick to green beans is to treat them like pasta – he boils his beans until al dente in a gallon of heavily-salted water. A rich mushroom sauce and crispy baked onions complete his version of this holiday classic.
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Spicy Turkey and Green Bean Stir-Fry
Looking for a weeknight dinner? Food Network Kitchen’s flavorful stir-fry is healthy, simple and ready to go in just 30 minutes.
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Almost-Famous Green Bean Fries
Pro tip: Make a double batch and freeze one of the batches before frying. Next time a craving hits, just pop the frozen fries in heated oil for a crispy side that’s ready in minutes!
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Green Beans with Lemon and Garlic
Lemon zest adds a citrus kick to this quick and simple veggie dish.
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Green Beans and Bacon
Bacon makes everything better, and that includes these green beans. The mild, almost buttery flavor of the beans pairs exceptionally well with the salty, smoky crumbles of bacon.
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Best Green Beans Ever
What’s Ree’s secret to the best green beans ever? Bacon! She cooks her veggies in leftover bacon grease for a simple, savory flavor.
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Green Bean Casserole
Ree uses fresh green beans and a homemade cream sauce in her take on a traditional green bean casserole. Grated Cheddar and rich bacon add a touch of decadence to this extra-special side dish.
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Green Beans with Magic Sauce
Sweet meets savory in Molly’s magic sauce, which is made from a blend of soy sauce, tahini and honey. Great for newbies in the kitchen, this dish is simple enough to be made as an easy intro to Chinese cooking.
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Green Bean and Celery Salad
Need to switch up your salads? Try this vibrant, healthy recipe — it combines fiber-rich veggies, tangy capers and a Dijon mustard vinaigrette.
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Green Beans with Caramelized Onions and Almonds
Tyler uses toasted almonds and gooey caramelized onions to keep his green beans rich and delicious. Even better, everything is cooked in one pot to develop the flavors and minimize the mess.
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Blistered Green Beans
Side dishes should be easy and fuss-free, and Ree’s recipe is just that. She cooks her beans in soy sauce and butter for a tasty vegetable that’s ready in just 10 minutes.
Get the Recipe: Blistered Green Beans
Make-Ahead Green Bean Casserole
Dedicate just a little bit of your freezer space to this crowd-pleasing casserole and save yourself some time at your next holiday meal. Make the green bean-and-mushroom favorite (no canned soup required), then freeze and forget it. To serve, just reheat (from frozen) and top with crunchy fried onions.
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Green Beans with Mushroom and Shallots
Olive oil, salt and pepper are all you need to make Ellie’s super-healthy veggie recipe. It’s simple yet delicious.
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Fresh Green Beans
What could be better than a yummy side dish made from just three ingredients (that are most likely in your pantry already)? Trisha’s green beans take just 15 minutes from start to finish – the hardest part is tossing the beans with butter at the end!
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Roasted Green Beans
Ree roasts green beans, onion and bacon all together for a side dish that she says is “out of this world.” Plus, the whole thing is assembled right on the sheet pan for easy cleanup.
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Baked Green Bean Fries
Heading to a tailgate? Trisha’s baked green bean fries are the perfect option for healthier game-day eats.
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Chicken and Green Bean Noodle Bowl
This fresh, vibrant dish starts with two readily available pantry items — canned green beans and ramen noodles. The addition of colorful vegetables and chicken makes it a filling weeknight meal.
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Broccoli and Green Beans
Giada says her easy broccoli and green beans are the “perfect weeknight vegetable dish.” She boils the veggies quickly to preserve their crispy texture, then sautés them in a garlic-infused olive oil for just a few minutes more.
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Italian Green Beans
Sandra’s simple side dish is the definition of convenience. She uses microwavable green beans for an easy, flavorful side dish that’s ready to eat in minutes.
Get the Recipe: Italian Green Beans