Thanksgiving Green Bean Recipes
Haricots Verts Salad with Crispy Potato Chips
In a riff on a traditional green bean casserole, Food & Wine's Justin Chapple makes a bright and punchy green bean salad with a mustard vinaigrette and tops it with crispy oven-baked Yukon Gold potato chips.
Green Beans with Cremini Mushroom Sauce
Green Beans Two Ways
Instead of just steaming or boiling green beans, Katie Workman first sautés them in butter and garlic, then simmers them in chicken broth. For adults, she adds fresh herbs and citrus—both zest and juice—giving the beans a fresh, vibrant flavor.
Spicy Green Beans with Bacon and Tomatoes
Mixed Grains with Green Beans and Crispy Bacon
The great shortcut here is the packaged rice-and-grain blend. Instead of cooking them separately, all the grains cook in one pot in the same amount of time.
Sauteed Sesame Green Beans
Green Bean Casserole with Goat Cheese and Smoked Pa
Inspired by classic green bean casseroles from his childhood, F&W's Justin Chapple put a Spanish spin on this timeless favorite by topping the creamy beans with smoky pimentón de la Vera and toasted almonds.
Green Beans with Shallots and Walnuts
Green Beans and Salsify with Country Ham and Pecans
For his simple side dish, Dean Fearing sautés crisp green beans with caramelized salsify, toasted pecans and strips of intense country ham. At home, he jokingly calls them "all-day" green beans—in fact, they take about half an hour to prepare.
Green Bean Casserole with Red Curry and Peanuts
Store-bought red curry paste and coconut milk put a Thai spin on this green-bean-and-mushroom holiday classic. For a vegetarian main dish, simply stir in cubes of tofu.
Garlicky Potatoes, Green Beans and Cauliflower
“We always need to remember that many people in need, whether here or overseas, don’t have the freedom of time,” says José Andrés. “But if you have some potatoes, green beans and cauliflower, you have a heck of a dish that can feed an entire family with just a tiny bit of work.”
Green Beans with Mustard-Seed Butter
The cooked green beans can be refrigerated overnight; blanch in boiling water or steam until heated through.
Gingered Green Beans
Scott Conant makes his crisp-tender beans with ground ginger, since freshly grated ginger invariably creates unappealing little chunks.
Brown Rice Salad with Roasted Green Beans
This brown rice salad is healthy, delicious, and the beans and dressing can be prepared in advance.
Warm Green Beans and Lettuce in Anchovy Butter
Melissa and Jasmine Hemsley serve their skillet-tossed lettuce and green bean salad warm, topped with a buttery, tangy anchovy dressing. "I could eat this for breakfast, lunch and dinner," says Melissa. "When vegetables are served this way, there's no way to feel like, 'Oh, greens, I have to eat them."
Green Beans with Parsley-Lemon Pesto
This reimagined pesto, made with parsley instead of basil, is fast, fresh and delicious.