In the weeks leading up to Thanksgiving, we’ll be featuring some of our favorite new twists on the usual side dishes. Here’s a roundup of modern, original recipes featuring green beans — so if you’re looking for something fresh to add to your buffet, start here.
|Green Bean Bundles with Bacon and Brown Sugar
Green beans and bacon can be best friends. In this beautiful presentation, blanched beans are wrapped with a single strip of smoky bacon. Bonus: they’re a breeze to serve.
|The Ultimate Green Bean Casserole with Crispy Fried Shallots
We gave the classic green bean casserole a makeover — not a can of creamy soup in sight. This recipe calls for chicken stock, but substitute vegetable stock for a vegetarian version.
|Haricots Verts with Toasted Almonds and Caramelized Shallots
Toppings of golden sliced almonds and sweet shallots add vibrant color and delicious flavor to this simple side.
|Green Beans with Brown Butter, Wild Mushrooms and Walnuts
Create a new depth of flavor with brown butter, toasted nuts and sauteed mushrooms. This is a great way to combine two staple Thanksgiving vegetables in one dish.
|Green Beans with Sweet-and-Sour Bacon Dressing
Remember that part about green beans and bacon? Here, they mingle again in a simple yet bold-flavored dish.
|Stir-Fried Green Beans with Tamari Almonds
Tamari is similar to soy sauce, but without the wheat that soy sauce contains. Combined with rice wine and sesame oil, it lends an Asian profile to this recipe, a savory and unexpected Thanksgiving side.