Healthy Sautéed Green Bean Recipes

Find healthy, delicious sautéed and fried green bean recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Quick Vegetable Saute

Rating: 3.25 stars
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Add a little shallot and dried dill or tarragon to any mixture of frozen vegetables and have a delicious side dish on the table fast. If you'd like to make this recipe with fresh vegetables instead, cut them into bite-size pieces and add a tablespoon or two of water to the skillet when you add the vegetables; adjust the cooking time as needed.

Soft Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars
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Modern cooking may champion barely cooked, tender-crisp veggies, but the soft and luscious ones you find in many Southern kitchens, like these super-soft green beans, make a mouthwatering healthy side dish to classic Southern barbecue.

Braised Green Beans & Summer Vegetables

Rating: 4.78 stars
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When green beans, summer squash and cherry tomatoes are plentiful in backyard gardens and farmers' markets, try this quick braise. We like the salty, nutty flavor of Parmesan, but you can use any flavorful cheese.

Sautéed Green Beans & Cherry Tomatoes

Rating: 4.78 stars
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Here's a simple sauté that is well suited for a special meal and versatile enough for your everyday repertoire.

Smothered Green Beans with New Potatoes

Rating: 4.67 stars
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This green bean recipe from chef Alex Patout of Landry's restaurant in New Iberia, Louisiana, gets plenty of flavor from bacon and onions.

Garlicky Green Beans

Rating: 4.5 stars
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We cook then cool the beans in advance so they can be heated up and seasoned moments before the meal. If you don't like tarragon, substitute dill or leave it out completely.

Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Rating: 4.56 stars
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Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken.

Sizzled Green Beans with Crispy Prosciutto & Pine Nuts

Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.

Green Beans with Creamy Mushroom Sauce

A much healthier take on the old-fashioned green bean casserole, this version thankfully skips the canned soup and fried onions! Fresh green beans are cooked until crisp-tender and topped with a garlicky-thyme mushroom sauce, shallots and crumbled chèvre.

Green & Yellow Beans with Wild Mushrooms

Rating: 3.33 stars
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Simply prepared green and yellow beans with wild mushrooms are easy holiday fare.

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes, Mushrooms & Garlic

This versatile and easy side dish is a tasty way to showcase green beans. We boil the beans briefly before sautéing for perfectly crisp-tender vegetables that don't get mushy.

Spicy Stir-Fried String Beans

Rating: 4.25 stars
3
Skip greasy takeout and try this easy stir-fried green beans recipe. If you don't have a wok, you can make these stir-fried green beans just as well in a skillet.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Mushroom & String Bean Salad

Rating: Unrated
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This green bean salad recipe is a versatile warm-weather side dish that is great made a few hours ahead. Serve it room temperature or cold.

Sautéed Green Beans & Onions

Sautéed onions, garlic powder and red pepper add plenty of flavor to canned green beans to make an easy and economical side for your Thanksgiving table or any other dinner.

Sweet & Sour Green Beans

Rating: 4 stars
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This slightly sweet, slightly sour green bean recipe takes just a few minutes to make and is great served at room temperature. Make it ahead and let the green beans bathe in the dressing, soaking up flavor.