Green Bean Recipes

These green bean recipes give new life to a dinnertime staple

The green bean family covers a wide range of varieties: common supermarket-variety green beans but also yellow wax beans, purple snap beans, French beans or haricots verts, Romano beans, dragon tongue beans, and many others. Green beans are well suited to a variety of preparations, from blanching to sautéing to braising. We've collected our favorite green bean recipes.

Serving green beans raw or quickly blanched preserves their satisfying snap. Our Thai green mango salad pairs beans with unripe mango and cherry tomatoes in a dressing of fish sauce and lime juice. Blanched green beans are great in salads. Try them paired with peaches, dressed with a sesame sauce, or in our summer bean salad with six kinds of beans.

Braised green beans become rich and tender. Loubieh bil zeit is a classic Lebanese dish of romano beans braised in olive oil with tomatoes. For something meaty, try stewing green beans with smoked turkey leg until tender.

A Thanksgiving staple, green bean casserole is delicious any day of the year. Our classic green bean casserole recipe is based on the one developed in the 1950s by the Campbell's Soup Company. Our hericots verts casserole starts with a similar base, but balances the rich cream sauce with sherry vinegar and is topped with fried shallots instead of onions.

Dry-frying is a great technique for cooking green beans. By par-frying the beans to dehydrate them and then frying them hotter, you get a blistered exterior and a tender interior.

Check out all of these dishes and more in our collection of green bean recipes!

Haricots Verts with Dijon Vinaigrette

Haricots Verts with Dijon Vinaigrette

This dish of crisp haricots verts paired with a quick Dijon vinaigrette makes a simple, easy-to-transport side that's great for picnics or summer barbecues.Matt Taylor-Gross
Green Bean and Peach Salad

Green Bean and Peach Salad

Summer peaches pair remarkably well with sweet caramelized onions and crisp green beans.James Oseland
Green Bean Salad with Feta and Mint

Green Bean Salad with Feta and Mint

Feta, red onion, and mint are a classic combination; tossed with snappy green beans they make a salad of surprising complexity.Maxime Iattoni
Red Curry with Pork Belly and Green Beans (Phat Phrik Khing Muu)

Red Curry with Pork Belly and Green Beans (Phat Phrik Khing Muu)

This dish belongs to a category of curries called phat phrik khing, or “dry curry.” It's caramelized in pork fat rather than cracked coconut cream, and there's no coconut milk for gravy, making the flavors of the paste—citrusy lemongrass, gingery krachai, briny shrimp—more pronounced.Penny De Los Santos
Sautéed Green Beans with Pickled Shallots

Sautéed Green Beans with Pickled Shallots

Shallots are quick-pickled and sautéed with green beans in this refreshing side.Ariana Lindquist
Dry-Fried Green Beans (Gan Bian Si Ji)

Dry-Fried Green Beans (Gan Bian Si Ji)

Shallow-frying green beans blisters them on the outside and renders them tender on the inside, with a whisper of a chew.Todd Coleman

Green Beans with Lemons and Capers

Green Beans with Lemons and Capers
Inspired by the briny flavors of veal piccata, this elegant side dish is simplicity itself: blanched green beans tossed in a vinaigrette of capers, bright lemon, and a beautiful olive oil.Maxime Iattoni
Summer Bean Salad

Summer Bean Salad

This fresh side is a kaleidoscopic combination of fava and romano beans, garbanzos, cranberry beans, and green and yellow wax beans.Farideh Sadeghin
Romano Beans with Tomatoes (Loubieh bil Zeit)

Romano Beans with Tomatoes (Loubieh bil Zeit)

In this traditional Lebanese mezze, romano beans are braised until tender with tomatoes in olive oil.James Oseland
Som Tum Mamuang (Thai Green Mango Salad)

Som Tum Mamuang (Thai Green Mango Salad)

This dish is a refreshing adaptation of a more widely known version made with papaya.Todd Coleman
Salad of Haricots Verts and Green Hazelnuts

Salad of Haricots Verts and Green Hazelnuts

This salad of crisp haricots verts is tossed in a light tomato-spiked cream dressing and scattered with fresh hazelnuts.Farideh Sadeghin

Green Bean Casserole

Green Bean Casserole
This recipe is an adaptation of the one developed in the 1950s by the Campbell's Soup Company.Laura Sant
Haricots Verts Casserole

Haricots Verts Casserole

Sherry vinegar balances the richness in the cream sauce for this Thanksgiving staple, which is topped with crispy shallots.Eilon Paz
Green Bean and Radish Salad

Green Bean and Radish Salad

In this salad, a chile-infused honey compliments the spicy radishes and gives the green beans some sweet heat.Maxime Iattoni
Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

Ginger-spiced green beans make a light and simple side dish.Todd Coleman
Stewed Green Beans

Stewed Green Beans

Infused with the meaty flavor of a smoked turkey leg, these super-tender green beans are wonderful side dish.Todd Coleman
Green Beans and Tomatoes

Green Beans and Tomatoes

In so many green bean casseroles, the beans are cooked well past the point of mushy. In this recipe they keep some snap.Todd Coleman