These green bean recipes for Thanksgiving are a snap!
You’re missing out if you thought the only way to serve green beans this holiday was to sautee them with garlic.
From green bean casserole to cheesy roasted green beans, these crowd-pleasing sides are sure to be a hit this Thanksgiving!
Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving
Try these green bean sidesgiving ideas that will totally outshine the Turkey!
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1. Classic Green Bean Casserole
This Thanksgiving green bean casserole is a true work of art, blending tender, juicy green beans with a creamy, dreamy sauce that’s infused with all the flavors of the season.
Every bite is a taste of tradition, with a crispy, golden topping of crunchy onions that adds an extra layer of bliss.
This casserole is easy to make, elegant in presentation, and truly irresistible.
Add this classic dish to your holiday spread, and savor every bite.
This green bean casserole recipe will quickly become a new holiday favorite!
2. Green Beans with Candied Pecans
These are a triumph of texture and flavor, with a crisp bite and a delicate crunch.
Topped with sweet and sumptuous candied pecans, these beans are a work of art that’s as easy to make as it is irresistible to eat.
So gather round and get ready to indulge in this spectacular side dish that’s sure to elevate any Thanksgiving meal to new culinary heights!
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3. Cranberry Green Beans
4. Parsnip Wrapped Green Bean Bundles
Roasted parsnips add a sweet and earthy flavor, perfectly complementing the tender green beans.
And the best part? They’re bundled up, making for an easy, fuss-free presentation.
Plus, who doesn’t love a little extra texture in their meal?
Serve these bundles as a side dish at Thanksgiving and watch them disappear in a flash!
5. Green Beans with Butternut Squash, Pecans, and Cranberries
This dish brings all the autumn flavors to the table, from the sweet and nutty pecans to the juicy and tart cranberries.
And the addition of roasted butternut squash takes this side dish to the next level.
It’s a perfectly balanced medley of textures and flavors that’ll make you want seconds…or thirds.
Bring on the holiday feasting and enjoy every bite of this veggie-packed dish!
6. Bacon Green Bean Bundles with Brown Sugar Glaze
Smoky bacon and sweet brown sugar create the ultimate glaze, and when you wrap it around those tender green beans?
Game changer. These bundles are perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.
Just a heads up, you might want to make a double batch because they’ll be gone before you know it!
7. Roasted Green Beans with Caramelized Onions
This dish is all about the simplicity and richness of slow-cooked flavors.
The green beans are roasted to perfection, creating a crispy exterior and a tender interior.
And the caramelized onions add a sweet and savory depth.
Serve this dish as a side to your turkey and it’ll quickly become a holiday staple.
8. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
Step up your Thanksgiving side game with these Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans!
These green beans are roasted to a crispy, tender finish and tossed with a garlicky, cheesy parmesan mixture.
It’s the perfect combination of savory and slightly nutty flavors.
This dish is so easy to make, you’ll want to make it all year round!
Ditch the boring side dishes and add this garlic parmesan roasted green bean recipe to your Thanksgiving spread.
9. Easy Green Bean & Egg Salad
It’s a great way to add protein to your greens, and a simple salad that can be enjoyed on Thanksgiving or any day of the year.
Even veggie haters will want to eat this healthy green bean and egg salad.
10. Green Beans with Pine Nuts
Bring some gourmet flair to your Thanksgiving table with these Green Beans with Pine Nuts!
This dish is all about simple ingredients that pack a big punch of flavor.
The green beans are cooked to perfection, creating a perfectly crisp texture that perfectly balances the delicate, nutty flavor of the pine nuts.
This dish is so easy to make, it’ll quickly become a staple at your holiday gatherings.
11. Sheet Pan Green Beans and Mushrooms
Get ready for a Thanksgiving side dish that’s both delicious and effortless with this Sheet Pan Green Beans and Mushrooms recipe.
The green beans and mushrooms are roasted together, creating a harmonious blend of earthy and slightly nutty flavors.
And with everything cooked on one pan, clean up is a breeze!
This dish is perfect for those who love their veggies with a bit of crispy texture.
12. Mini Green Bean Casserole Puffs
These Mini Green Bean Casserole Puffs are filled with a creamy and savory green bean filling and topped with a crispy, golden puff pastry.
They’re the perfect combination of comfort food and fancy presentation.
And the best part? They’re mini, so you can enjoy them as a side dish or as a tasty appetizer.
13. Jamie Oliver Angry Green Bean Salad
Jamie Oliver’s Angry Green Bean Salad is a perfect recipe for when you’re looking to add a little bit of spice to the holiday!
This recipe is crisp with a flavor that will have everyone (even veggie haters) asking for seconds.
14. Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
These Garlic Parmesan Roasted Green Beans are so simple to make, you’ll be left wondering why you haven’t been making them all along.
The garlic and parmesan add a bold and savory flavor to the crispy, tender green beans.
You’ll be the hero of the holiday. Put on your apron and get roasting!
15. Simple Grilled Green Bean Salad Recipe
The humble green bean is not only for holiday green bean casseroles.
Make this versatile green bean recipe this holiday, or to spice up your weekend meals.
16. Sweet and Sour Green Beans
These Sweet and Sour Green Beans are all about balancing the sweetness of sugar and the tang of vinegar to create a unique and flavorful side dish.
The green beans are cooked until crisp, and then tossed in a sweet and sour sauce.
And with a prep time of just 15 minutes, this dish is the perfect addition to your holiday feast.
17. Green Bean Salad Ottolenghi
If you’re looking for a delicious and healthy green bean salad recipe, look no further than this Ottolenghi-inspired dish.
It’s packed with fresh herbs, diced tomatoes, and feta cheese, and it’s perfect for a light lunch or side dish.
18. Fresh Green Bean Salad With Balsamic Vinaigrette
This green bean salad is packed with flavor.
And is going to be your new favorite Thanksgiving green bean salad.
19. Keto Green Bean Salad
Looking for a new salad to add to your repertoire?
This cheesy keto green bean salad is a delicious and easy option that is sure to please.
Top with chopped bacon for a truly show-stopping salad recipe.
20. Roasted Green Beans with Squash and Tomatoes
This easy sheet-pan green bean recipe will have your Thanksgiving side on the table fast!
Roasted to perfection, green beans, summer squash, and cherry tomatoes will delight your holiday guests.
21. Greek Green Bean Salad
This Greek green bean salad is the perfect, healthy Thanksgiving green bean dish!
It’s light, healthy, and full of flavor.
The best part is that it can be made in under 30 minutes.
22. Cheesy Roasted Green Bean
The cheese limit does not exist!
A must try, gooey Thanksgiving side.
23. Cold Green Bean Salad
This Cold Green Bean Salad is perfect! It’s easy to make, and can be made ahead of time.
Just add the green beans, red onions, and dressing to a large bowl and mix everything together.
The salad will keep in the fridge for a few days, so it’s perfect for meal prep.
24. Easy Mexican Green Beans
Low-carb just go a whole lot easier this holiday.
Simply add onion, tomatoes, and seasoning to a skillet with green beans and you’re all set.
25. Garlic Butter Green Beans
This 3-ingredient, 15 minute green bean side couldn’t be easier.
Creamy butter, garlic, and green beans come together this Thanksgiving for a hassle-free holiday.
26. Asian Green Bean Salad
Asian green bean salad is a healthy and flavorful dish that is perfect for a light lunch or as a side dish.
The salad is made with fresh green beans, sesame seeds, and spicy red pepper flakes.
You can also add in some diced avocado or tuna for extra protein.
27. Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans
Roasted Garlic Potatoes and Green Beans make every holiday table better.
This blend of potatoes, green beans, and garlic is simple, yet elegant.
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28. Green Bean, Feta, and Tomato Salad
This dish is healthy and flavorful. It can be made ahead of time, which makes it perfect for busy weeknights or entertaining.
The salad can be served as a main course or as a side dish.
29. Easy Oven-Baked Parmesan Green Bean Fries
Ready in under 30 minutes. Just coat the green beans in an egg mixture, dip in Parm, and bake until crispy
Thanksgiving was never this easy!
30. Italian Green Bean Salad
This Italian Green Bean Salad is the perfect side dish for any summer meal, or even as a light lunch on its own.
This salad is packed with fresh flavors, including green beans, chick peas, and red onions. It’s so easy to make, and you can easily customize it to your liking.
Add in some crumbled feta cheese or grilled chicken if you want to make it a bit more hearty.
No matter how you serve it, this Italian Green Bean Salad is sure to be a hit!
31. Roasted Green Beans and Carrots
This easy, vegan holiday green bean side is dairy free and gluten free.
Red onions, rosemary, and garlic seasoning makes this dish extra flavorful.
32. Green Bean Casserole Stuffed Mushrooms
This 4-ingredient Thanksgiving appetizer can also be served as a side dish.
Thanksgiving doesn’t get any easier!
33. Buttered Green Beans with Shallots and Lemon
The shallots give this dish that extra crunch factor.
Lemon and butter add to the mix for that extra pop of flavor.
34. Fresh Green Bean Salad
This fresh green bean salad is the perfect summer dish.
The fresh green beans are cooked until tender and then tossed with a simple vinaigrette made with olive oil, lemon juice, and Dijon mustard.
The salad is then topped with toasted almonds and crumbled feta cheese.
35. Green Bean Casserole Tartlets
A tasty mini puff pastry appetizer for Thanksgiving!
Make an extra batch, these go fast!
36. Roasted Green Beans with Buttermilk Dressing
This Thanksgiving side dish is bursting with flavor.
This recipe features crispy shallots, slightly charred green beans, garlicky buttermilk dressing, and a punch of thyme flavor.
37. Green Bean and Toasted Almond Salad
Quick, easy, and made with the simplest ingredients.
This easy green bean salad is the perfect way to satisfy a crunchy green bean salad craving.
38. Green Bean & Potato Salad
Green beans and potato salad is ideal Thanksgiving and has legs for weeknight dinners too.
It’s quick and easy to throw together and filling, not heavy.
39. Dijon Maple Green Beans
Looking for an elegant and easy Thanksgiving side?
Dijon maple green beans with and bacon are here!
Make them in advance to save time and hassle.
40. Mashed Potato Green Bean Casserole
A genius and delicious mix of creamy mashed potatoes with a cheesy green bean casserole.
You’ll wonder why you didn’t think of it sooner.
41. Green Bean Pizza Niçoise
Baby green bean pizza niçoise is a mashup of fresh bright green beans, peppery arugula, bright green beans, sweet tomatoes, salty olives, crisp red onions, and rich, savory chunks of Genova Yellowfin Tuna in Olive Oil.
42. Green Bean Salad with Radicchio, Farro, and Crispy Shallots
This salad, with toasty nuts, fried shallots, and radicchio, is an elegant addition to your dinner table any night of the week.
The farro, radicchio, and dressing can all be made ahead. Toss everything together just before serving.
43. Mediterranean Green Beans and Tomatoes
Serve green beans with tomatoes side along with Thanksgiving Turkey for a delicious Mediterranean twist on the holiday.
Did you know?
Green beans are the third most popular vegetable grown in backyard gardens, after tomatoes and peppers.
Green Bean FAQs
Are green beans healthy?
Green beans are low-calorie and provide many key nutrients like vitamin C, folate, and vitamin K.
According to the USDA National Nutrient Database, 1 cup (100g) of green beans also contain the following:
- 0 grams of fat, cholesterol, and sodium
- 7 grams total carbohydrates
- 7 grams dietary fiber
- 3 grams sugar
- 2 grams protein
- Calcium 36mg
- Iron 1mg
- Potassium 212mg
Can I eat raw green beans?
Green beans are mildly toxic when raw. Cooking green beans neutralizes their lectin content, improves digestibility, and taste, and improves their nutrient content.