Green beans are one of the many great — and delicious — Thanksgiving traditions. While some swear by the classic comforting casserole, others prefer a fresher take, with unexpected flavors, colors and textures. Here are some of our favorite side dishes featuring green beans (hint: you don’t have to save them for the holiday feast)!
|Green Beans with Brown Butter and Radishes
Brown butter adds a nutty taste to this vibrant green bean dish, while toasted hazelnuts lend a pleasing crunch. Red radishes, which are briefly cooked to mellow their peppery bite, contribute a splash of color.
|Green Beans with Toasted Hazelnuts and Lemon Zest
Celebrate the harvest with brightly colored crisp-tender green beans. You can blanch and dress the beans in advance, then top with the hazelnuts and basil just before serving—handy when you’re hosting a special dinner.
|The Ultimate Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots
We gave the classic green bean casserole a makeover! Sautéed cremini mushrooms and blanched green beans are combined with a luscious sauce of chicken stock and cream. Then the dish is topped with homemade fried shallot rings and baked until bubbling.
|Green Bean and Potato Salad with Herbs and Anchovies
Here, tender potatoes and green beans are tossed in a pungent Italian-inspired dressing laced with anchovies, Dijon mustard and three different fresh herbs. This dish also makes a wonderful addition to a summer picnic.
|Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Brown Sugar
Wrapped with a strip of bacon, these green bean bundles add an elegant touch to the table. They’re easy to prepare (and a customer favorite)!
|Haricots Verts with Toasted Almonds and Caramelized Shallots
Caramelized shallots add deep flavor to this side dish; they’re cooked low and slow to coax out their natural sweetness. Chopped almonds add a crunchy texture to contrast the crisp-tender green beans.
|Green Beans with Brown Butter, Wild Mushrooms and Walnuts
This recipe gets a double dose of nuttiness from fragrant brown butter and hearty walnuts, while wild mushrooms lend their distinctive earthiness. It’s a unique way to showcase autumn ingredients — and a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
|Green Beans with Sweet-and-Sour Bacon Dressing
Sweet, salty and sour flavors mingle irresistibly in this simple yet bold-flavored dish of green beans dressed in a bacon vinaigrette. The beans stand at room temperature in the tangy dressing before serving to soak up the flavors.
|Green Bean Casserole
Serving a traditional Thanksgiving meal, complete with iconic side dishes like green bean casserole, is easier than ever with our Green Bean Casserole Starter Kit. Dried porcini and champignon mushrooms in the kit elevate this classic holiday dish into something special.
|Stir-Fried Green Beans with Tamari Almonds
Tamari, which is similar to soy sauce, gives almonds and green beans savory flavor in this fresh-tasting dish. With additions of sesame oil and rice wine vinegar, it has an Asian profile that will add interest and variety to your feast.
|Green Beans with Glazed Shallots and Lemon
Glazed shallots and lemon elevate an everyday side dish into a festive presentation. It’s super simple to make, and the refreshingly light flavors will be welcome on a Thanksgiving buffet.