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Find recipes here for family favorite green bean side dishes as well as party-worthy sides. The versatile green bean can be steamed, roasted, grilled or sautéed on its own or combined with other veggies and fabulous flavors to round a menu you will love!

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By VickiC223

Rate this recipe 4.6/5 (16 Votes)
Green Beans with Peppers 1 Picture
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Servings 6
Preparation time 15
Cooking time 20

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 sweet red pepper
  • 1 sweet yellow pepper
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and finely sliced
  • 3 tablespoons evoo
  • Hot red pepper flakes
  • Black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Sea salt
  • Zest of 1 lemon

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Simple to make, these pretty little bundles of bacon wrapped French “green beans” known as Haricot verts which ...

  • 1 pound Haricots verts or green beans (ends trimmed)
  • 4 slices center cut bacon, cut in half
  • Olive oil spray (I used my Misto)
  • Pinch of salt
  • Fresh cracked pepper, to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
4.6/5 (15 Votes)

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Crispy Baked Green Bean Fries provide all the fun and even more flavor than regular fries, but none of the calories...

  • 3/4 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1 tablespoon ranch dressing mix
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • Olive oil spray
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, washed and trimmed
4.4/5 (14 Votes)

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The photo doesn't do this dish justice

  • 1 pound thin green beans (haricots verts)
  • Extra-virgin olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
4.4/5 (18 Votes)

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These green beans are off the chain good! The pancetta with browned butter produces a flavor even you green bean ha

  • 2 pounds thin green beans or haricot verts, ends trimmed
  • 4 ounces pancetta
  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 6 ounces peeled and roasted chestnuts, sliced
  • Salt and freshly ground back pepper, to taste
4.4/5 (35 Votes)

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Get your veggies and potatoes in this one dish

  • 12 fingerling potatoes
  • Handful asparagus spears, woody ends trimmed
  • Handful green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper, to taste
4.5/5 (61 Votes)

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A classic Green Bean Casserole recipe slightly adapted from the one developed in the 1950s by the Campbell's Soup C...

  • 3 cups chicken stock
  • 1 ⁄2 ounce dried shiitake mushrooms, stemmed
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • 2 pounds green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • Canola oil
  • 1 1⁄4 cups flour
  • 2 small yellow onions, thinly sliced
  • 5 tablespoons butter
  • 1 ⁄3 heavy cream
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
5/5 (3 Votes)

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The Amazing Crock Pot Ham, Green Beans and Potatoes! This simple recipe is perfect for a great weeknight or anytime...

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 2 pounds ham
  • 4 baking potatoes
  • 1 large onion, optional
  • 3 cups water
  • Salt & pepper, to taste
3.9/5 (111 Votes)

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I substituted the French beans with regular beans and the results were delicious

  • PICKLED ONIONS :
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion (about 1/2 onion)
  • 3/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • VINAIGRETTE:
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • SALAD:
  • 1 1/2 pounds haricots verts (French green beans), trimmed
  • 1 (14-ounce) can hearts of palm, drained and rinsed
  • Freshly ground black pepper
4.9/5 (7 Votes)

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Features French green beans, asparagus, shallots, chives, bacon, hard boiled eggs and a lovely balsamic vinaigrette

  • SALAD:
  • 1 pound French green beans, stems removed
  • 2 pounds asparagus, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 5 slices bacon, cooked and chopped
  • 3 hard boiled eggs, peeled and quartered
  • Vinaigrette
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
4.8/5 (9 Votes)

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These are the best green beans ever! If you ever make them, you will NEVER have them any other way! TIP: They are b...

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans Del Monte green beans, drained
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon white pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chopped or minced garlic
  • 4 ounces bacon, diced (raw) or 4 ounces ham (cooked)
  • 1/2 medium onion, diced
4.2/5 (60 Votes)

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This simple side is a great alternative to salad and pairs well with hearty dishes like baked pasta as well as ligh...

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 ounces green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fres
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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I had my first green bean casserole at a friend's house for Thanksgiving and I have been wanting to recreate one ev...

  • GREEN BEANS:
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1 pound string beans, ends trimmed, beans cut in half
  • Ice cubes
  • MUSHROOM BASE:
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 12 ounces white mushrooms, washed, sandy ends (if any) removed, and sliced into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and minced (or put through a garlic press)
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 3/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • SHALLOTS:
  • 4 cups canola oil
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 3 medium shallots, peeled and cut into thin rounds
  • Kosher salt
4.8/5 (4 Votes)

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Looking for an easy and full of flavor side dish? These green beans are great paired with a nice steak or a fresh s...

  • 1 pound green beans
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease {can substitute 2 tablespoons butter}
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 cup chicken broth, plus more if needed
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 to 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
4.5/5 (25 Votes)

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This is a really simple recipe to make

  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, ends trimmed (frozen doesn't work as well)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh garlic, chopped (or to taste)
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes (optional or adjust to taste)
  • NOTE: Chili Garlic Sauce makes a fast substitute for chopping garlic and adds some kick to it; I use 1 teaspoon of it.
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar, packed (can use a little more if desired)
  • Black pepper
  • Salt (optional)
  • Cornstarch (mixed with cold water to thicken sauce)
  • Sliced almonds or sesame seed
4.6/5 (10 Votes)

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