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Healthy Green Bean Recipes

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Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

Green beans add snap and color to the garlicky shrimp and butter beans in this Spanish-inspired sauté. Slightly pricier prepeeled shrimp are worth it, given the amount of time they save on a harried weeknight. Serve with quinoa or brown rice.

» Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto & Pine Nuts

Sizzling green beans in a little oil helps to bring out their natural sweetness. Prosciutto, pine nuts and lemon zest dress up the flavor without adding a lot of fat - a nice alternative to full-fat, creamy green bean casseroles.

» Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto & Pine Nuts

Lamb Chops with Lebanese Green Beans

Simple pan-roasted lamb chops are served alongside deliciously spiced stewed green beans and tomatoes in a riff on a Lebanese favorite, lubiyeh. Serve with: Bulgur or rice pilaf.

» Lamb Chops with Lebanese Green Beans

Green Bean Casserole

This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the canned soup and all the fat and sodium that come with it. Our white sauce with sliced fresh mushrooms, sweet onions and low-fat milk makes a creamy, rich casserole.

» Green Bean Casserole

Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken.

» Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Packet-Roasted Balsamic Green Beans & Peppers

We love to grill these green-bean-and-bell-pepper packets alongside chicken, steak or pork chops.

» Packet-Roasted Balsamic Green Beans & Peppers

Steak & Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing

The classic combination of steak and potatoes gets a summer makeover with the addition of fresh grilled corn and green beans. Reserve some of the tangy horseradish dressing if you like and toss it with lettuce as a bed for the steak salad. Serve with a glass of cold pilsner.

» Steak & Potato Salad with Horseradish Dressing


Try these fresh recipes for green bean side dishes and green bean main dishes.

Green beans are a versatile vegetable. They add flavor and crunch to side-dish recipes and main-course meals. These healthy green bean recipes, including Green Bean Casserole, are easy to prepare. Whether steamed, sautéed or roasted, our healthy green bean recipes are a healthy addition to your next meal.

This collection of recipes focuses on delicious dinner recipes that can be made in 30 minutes or less, ensuring that you have time for a healthy, low-calorie meal any night of the week.

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Healthy Green Bean Side Dishes

Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and...
When green beans, summer squash and cherry tomatoes are...
For those who like their vegetables creamy, this recipe can...
We cook then cool the beans in advance so they can be...
This healthy revision of green bean casserole skips the...
This vibrant summer salad goes well with just about any...
The toasted smoky flavors in this fast saute make it a warm...
For an attractive presentation, trim the stem ends of the...
Inspired by a Lebanese pasta dish, we toss steamed green...
This green bean recipe is impressive-looking but simple to...
At first glance, you may think that vinegar or lemon juice...
Simply prepared green and yellow beans with wild mushrooms...
Grilled green beans? Absolutely! Make this grilled green...
This lemon and dill vinaigrette is a natural complement to...
This green bean salad recipe is a versatile warm-weather...
Toasted nuts and fresh orange zest adorn these versatile...
We love to grill these green-bean-and-bell-pepper packets...
Here's a simple saute that is well suited for a...
Sizzling green beans in a little oil helps to bring out...
This slightly sweet, slightly sour green bean recipe takes...
This three-bean salad has far less sugar than typical...
Late in summer, glorious canned goods like dilly beans are...
This colorful salad makes a fine prelude to a hearty dinner...

Healthy Green Bean Main Course Recipes

In Minnesota, chicken, mushrooms and wild rice are often...
Salad nicoise, a classic French salad, is typically made...
Simple pan-roasted lamb chops are served alongside...
Bright lemony dressing graces this summery combination of...
Green beans add snap and color to the garlicky shrimp and...
Red Thai curry paste, which flavors this dish, is a...
Fresh basil adds a bright spark to this vinegary, vegetable...
The classic combination of steak and potatoes gets a summer...
Crêpes aren't just for dessert—they make a quick and...
This spicy vegetarian stir-fry is a great way to use green...
Wrapping vegetables and fish in a foil packet for grilling...
Add a little shallot and dried dill or tarragon to any...

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