The best green beans recipe can be found in this list! Go beyond the classic green bean casserole next time you need a great side dish to make with those fresh green beans you found at the local farmer’s market.
Or find a different way to cook frozen green beans that will delight your taste buds and quickly become a family favorite.
Green Bean Side Dishes & Appetizers
This appetizer for Parmesan green beans with bell peppers can be served for a special occasion or any night of the week. Making a full rounded meal can be hectic that’s why it’s good to have easy recipe ideas like this on hand.
Roasted string beans with carrots are a simple side dish and full of flavor. With ingredients like extra-virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and fresh herbs they are baked to a tender crisp in less than 30 minutes. This dish is nutritious and even kid approved.
These crispy baked green bean fries are quick to make with minimum clean-up - perfect for busy nights when you need a healthy alternative for french fries.
Fasolakia is also known as Greek stewed green beans. This simple recipe will be the one to convert anyone into a veggie lover. All you need is 6 ingredients plus some spices to build this crock pot starter in less than an hour.
Try this refreshing French way to cook string beans called haricot verts aka, french green beans. It’s the perfect healthy appetizer for any main course. They have a thin crisp consistency that anyone will adore.
South Indian Beans, called Poriyal, are stir-fried with coconut oil. They are juicy, delicious, simple, and fresh for any time of year. Easy vegetable side dishes are what full course dining is all about.
Bacon wrapped bundles are great for making ahead of time when you have a big meal to prepare. You can’t go wrong with bacon and greens. Plus the presentation is delightful when you level the pointy end of the bean intact, not to mention the flavor!
This salad with mini bocconcini cheese, cherry tomatoes and lemon herb vinaigrette is just lovely for dinner parties as each guest gets their own plated portion. It’s great for potlucks, BBQs, and holidays too. You can make it in advance and serve it cold.
Nothing beats fresh string beans that are quickly cooked to a crisp in the air fryer. They are simple, rustic, and perfectly seasoned with garlic powder, salt, black pepper, and a fresh squeeze of lemon juice.
Halloumi cheese is a traditional Cypriot cheese made from a mixture of goat's and sheep's milk with a high melting point. It’s absolutely delightful grilled with crisp-tender green beans. If you’re a fancy cheese lover this is the appetizer for you.
Serve up these Southern style green beans that are cooked up quick and easy in your instant pot. Not only that but they are steamed in chicken broth and sauteed in bacon grease. It doesn’t stop there though because this side is also loaded with bacon, onions, and garlic flavor!
12. Sesame Stir Fry
Do you love sesame flavored vegetables? I sure do - that’s why you should try this tasty recipe idea. It’s ready in minutes and can be made with fresh or frozen beans.
Never be left with soggy vegetables again with this recipe for sautéed string beans with tarragon and garlic breadcrumbs. It’s perfect for special occasions like Thanksgiving or any day of the week. This recipe is simple to make and you can make it ahead of time.
These fresh green beans are snappy and bright with almonds and garlic stuffed olives. This variation on sautéed green beans is healthier than most and only needs 5 ingredients. It can be enjoyed as a delicious appetizer or turned into a light main meal by adding your favorite protein.
Marinated green bean salad is possibly my favorite green bean recipe. This chilled salad has a tangy and savory flavor with freshly grated Parmesan. It’s summer and potluck friendly but can be served all year round.
Try something new and different with these Middle Eastern spiced beans with tasty olive oil and tomatoes. It’s a marvelous side or light meal for vegetable lovers. Everyone will love the complex and slightly nutty flavor.
Green Bean Casseroles And Beyond
Present a vegan option at the holiday or dinner table with this green bean casserole recipe. Smothered in savory mushroom sauce and topped with yummy fried onions, what's not to love? A fabulous flavor of perfection that melts in your mouth.
Mediterranean Greek casserole, also called fasolakia, will have your dinner guests going back for seconds! They are velvety with delicious potatoes braised in tomato, herbs and little olive oil.
Nothing is tastier than fresh vegetable casseroles made from scratch. Go gather up some trimmed green beans butter, mushrooms, onion, flour, milk, broth, fried onions, and a few other herbs and spices and get cookin’!
Love the crispness of a good green bean casserole? If so then this is the recipe for you! This winning combination of string beans, bacon, mushrooms, and garlic with a creamy lightly seasoned sauce all topped with extra fried onions will have you drooling.
The perfect contrasting combination of green beans and starchy potatoes is something so incredibly comforting. Take help from the frozen food section and grab a bag of frozen green beans. You can also easily double and triple the whole recipe for a crowd.
For me the word “casserole” conjures up memories of family, potlucks, and all the fun of dining with loved ones. Amp up your memory making meals with this crack bean casserole with soy, brown sugar, garlic paste and crispy bacon.
23. Green Bean Casserole With Sour Cream
Whether you are getting ready for your next dinner party or simply looking for an easy, satisfying potluck appetizer, this green bean casserole is a perfect choice. The sour cream sauce is topped with cheddar and bread crumb topping.
This homemade green bean recipe is not your same old any day casserole. With extra Parmesan and crispy bacon, you get a unique flavor that will impress your guests. Not only will this dish be the first one gone at the holidays, but it will quickly become a regular at the table.
25. Green Bean And Potato Casserole
Only a few ingredients are needed and this string bean and potato casserole come together in no time! It’s creamy, rustic, and authentic, with a homemade flare. This dish is nourishing and delicious at the same time.
With canned greens and premade fried onions, this casserole is super quick and simple. You can use plant based milk and make it totally vegan too. Don't dread the unhealthy holiday food, learn to make healthier versions that you can indulge in.
If you’re looking for a low carb option at the dinner table look no further than this green bean recipe for keto casserole. With crunchy almonds and Parmesan cheese you don’t have to skimp on texture or flavor. Feel good about serving this holiday recipe to your loved ones.
Is the sauce your favorite part of your green bean casserole recipe? Cook up this super creamy and velvety smooth dish that’s baked until hot and bubbly. There's not much prep work that needs to be done for this great recipe.
Try something different and spicy-good with this Creole green bean recipe. It’s savory and delicious with bacon, onions, tomatoes, chilies, fresh garlic and cajun seasoning. Try it for a Mardi Gras celebration dish.
Other Easy Green Bean Recipes
This heavenly harvest Niçoise salad is the refreshing side dish you don’t want to skip! Ingredients include tender butter lettuce, tuna, tomatoes, and more. It’s so healthy, nutritious, and vibrantly tasty.
Make your greens a filling main course with balsamic chicken. Using minimal ingredients you get the perfect whole30 dish that’s perfect for two. Easily double the portions to make it a family dinner or meal prep idea.
This one pot vegetable pasta is a Fall favorite but you can make it anytime. It is a perfectly filling meal for cookouts, BBQs, picnics, and weekly meal prep!
This Slow Cooker Kielbasa recipe is so simple and vibrant! All you have to do is toss together a mix of Polish sausage, green beans, potatoes, and broth in a crock pot and wait.
35. Three Bean Salad
This three-bean salad is a classic mix of green beans, white beans, kidney beans, and a tasty dressing. Perfect as a side dish, a potluck, or for your next meal. Plus it’s vegan, allergy-free and great for gluten-free diets.
Roasted to perfection, this string bean recipe is delicious. Pair it with some chicken, beef or fish for a hearty full course meal. This simple baked dish is sure to become your new go-to starter.
You need just a few yummy Cajun ingredients for this easy meal! It’s super delicious and full of amazing flavors. And it’s extremely tasty when cooked in a large Dutch oven and paired with cornbread and soup!
Ejote a la Mexicana is such a simple, yet mouthwatering way to incorporate green beans in your recipe! You will love the combination of the herbs and spices too!
Looking for something extremely healthy and different? Try peach corn salad with string beans for your next meal. The flavor combinations are like nothing you've tried before but totally worth it.
I’ll never say no to Chinese vegetable dishes and this Sichuan recipe is no exception. It’s simple to stir fry with all vegan ingredients that taste amazing. Plus it’s healthy and made with mushroom crumble.
41. Just Egg Omelet (Green Bean and Caramelized Onion)
If you haven’t tried Just Egg for making vegan omelettes, now is the perfect time. A delightful plant based meal idea with caramelized onions is sure to please everyone. Plus it’s packed with flavor and can be ready in less than 30 minutes.
42. Chicken Stir Fry
This hearty full meal for chicken with green beans is a quick and easy stir fry. Just gather up some roast chicken, sauce ingredients, vegetables, cashews, and a side of rice to really bring it together.
The best part of this recipe is that the roasted string beans are slightly caramelized. This aspect makes the sweet earthy flavor really pop!
Most people don't think of serving green beans with tuna, but they should start because they complement each other marvelously! Italian tuna salad uses 7 basic ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, sea salt, red onions, and lemon.
Summer corn, and string beans with herb butter is a salad meal made in heaven. Impress a crowd at a Holiday party with your vegetable cooking skills!
Don’t shy away from tofu as this simple side dish is so tasty and refreshing. It can be whipped up in minimal time and is so satisfying. Plus it’s packed with protein and vitamins.
📝 Frequently asked questions, answers and tips:
You can add so many things to green bean recipes for flavor! They compliment almost every kind of main meal also. Spices like onion powder, garlic salt, and paprika are great. Plus other flavors like lemon, olive oil, or bacon bits, check out this recipe list for more ideas.
You will never be bored with green beans ever again with this list of recipes. Whether it’s a casserole, stir fry, or salad these dishes won’t steer you wrong.
👩🏻🍳 Sarah Mock
Sarah Mock is a classically trained Chef and graduate of Johnson & Wales University. A culinary blogger for 13 years Sarah helps the home cook prepare her recipes with professional results.