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.