Sauteed Green Bean Recipes That Are Perfect For Any Occasion

If you love sautéed green beans or use them as your go to side dish, you may be anxious for a way to make them different or more flavorful. Here are a few recipes that can help you do that. They are all easy to make, only require a few ingredients, and cook quickly.

Whether you are feeding a crowd or just want something to satisfy your family on a busy weekday, these recipes will help you out in a bind. They are packed with flavor and take green beans to a new level.

Smothered Green Beans

This traditional green bean recipe is sure to please your family. Make them as a side dish with chicken, pork, or steak. This recipe works well for holiday meals and is a great meal to take to a family reunion or any special occasion. It’s easy and fast to make and tastes great.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Bacon

  • Brown sugar

  • Butter

  • Soy sauce

  • Garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Turn the oven to 350 degrees

  2. Add the green beans to an ungreased baking dish.

  3. In a skillet, prepare the bacon and fry until crispy.

  4. Drain it on paper towels and then crumble.

  5. Add the cooked bacon to the green beans

  6. In a pan, add brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, and garlic.

  7. Pour the mixture over the green beans.

  8. Bake for 40 to 45 minutes and serve warm.

Green Beans and Potatoes

It’s the simple things that taste the best and sautéed green beans and potatoes just go together perfectly. This old-fashioned dish has been around for ages. Your grandma probably made it for you once or twice. It’s easy to make, but it’s very filling and satisfying.  Try it as a side dish with your next meal.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Butter

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Potatoes

  • Onions

Directions

  1. Peel and boil the potatoes until soft.

  2. Add the green beans and cooked potatoes to a large pot.

  3. Add the butter, and seasoning and cook for 10 to 15 minutes.

  4. In a frying pan, add butter and onions.

  5. Fry the onions until tender.

  6. Add the onions to the cooked green bean and potatoes.

  7. Season to taste and serve.

Saucy Green Beans

If you love green beans but are looking for a way to make them a little more flavorful, try this recipe. The dressing gives them a zesty and interesting flavor, and the cheese makes them melty and delicious. This is a great dish to make if your children don’t like to eat their vegetables but can’t resist cheese.

Ingredients

  • Fresh green beans

  • Diced tomatoes

  • Zesty Italian Dressing

  • Shredded Mozzarella Cheese

Directions

  1. Add the beans, tomatoes and Italian dressing to a large skillet.

  2. Bring the ingredients to a boil.

  3. Simmer on low heat until the beans become tender.

  4. Top with cheese and serve warm.

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic makes everything better, and it takes green beans to the next level. The garlic works nicely with the earthiness of the green beans. It’s a simple meal that doesn’t require a lot of work or effort, but it comes out full of flavor. It’s perfect for any meal you make during the week or even a Sunday dinner side dish.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Garlic

  • Butter

  • Salt

  • Pepper

Directions

  1. In a pot, add green beans and water. Bring to a boil and then turn down the heat and simmer until the beans are tender.

  2. Drain the water and set the beans aside.

  3. In a pot, add butter and garlic. Toast the garlic until golden brown.

  4. Add the cooked green beans to the pot.

  5. Add salt and pepper and stir to cover the beans with the seasonings.

  6. Serve warm.

Green Bean Casserole

Green bean casserole is a classic dish that is usually served around the holidays. That doesn’t mean you can’t make it any other time. It’s a southern favorite and the ultimate comfort food. It takes green beans to a creamy and decadent level. The crispy onions balance the softness of the beans and help make the dish a complete meal.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Cream of mushroom soup

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Garlic powder

  • Crispy onion straws

  • Milk

Directions

  1. In a bowl, mix the soup, seasoning, and milk.

  2. Add some of the crispy onion straws.

  3. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.

  4. In a baking sheet, add the green beans.

  5. Pour the soup mixture over the green beans and top with the rest of the onions.

  6. Bake the casserole for 30 minutes and serve warm.

Arkansas Green Beans

This unique recipe will become one of your favorites. It has a lot of acidic notes that you don’t normally relate to green beans. The brown sugar and soy sauce are a nice change from the usual butter and salt flavors that you expect with green bean dishes. It’s sure to be one of your favorite side dishes, and it’s easy to make in just a few steps.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Bacon

  • Brown sugar

  • Butter

  • Soy sauce

  • Garlic powder

Directions

  1. Turn the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Drain the green beans and add them to a baking pan.

  3. In a frying pan, fry the bacon until crispy. Crumble the bacon and add it to the green beans.

  4. In a skillet, mix the brown sugar, butter, soy sauce, and garlic powder. Heat until warm and pour over the green beans.

  5. Bake the green beans for 35 minutes and serve warm.

Sesame Green Beans

These green beans have some heat and crunch. The red pepper flakes make it a little spicy, and the sesame seeds provide a bit of crunch and texture. It’s a step up from a traditional green bean recipe, and it’s sure to please kids and adults alike.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Vegetable oil

  • Sesame oil

  • Crushed red pepper flakes

  • Sesame seeds

  • Coarse salt

Directions

  1. Stem the green beans until tender

  2. Rinse in water and drain.

  3. In a skillet, heat the vegetable oil and pepper flakes

  4. Add the green beans and cook for 3 minutes.

  5. Add the sesame seeds and salt and stir to cover the beans

  6. Serve on a platter and add more salt and pepper to taste.

Barbeque Green Beans

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Who would have thought that barbeque sauce and green beans would be so good together? This recipe brings them together nicely. They are perfect for summer picnics and potlucks. If your kids don’t normally eat sautéed green beans, they may be willing to try them with barbecue sauce on them.

Ingredients

  • Green beans

  • Onion

  • Bacon

  • Ketchup

  • Worcestershire sauce

  • Brown sugar

Directions

  1. Turn the oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Add green beans to a baking dish.

  3. In a skillet, combine the onions and bacon. Cook until both are crispy.

  4. Add the ketchup, Worcestershire sauce, and sugar and simmer for several minutes.

  5. Add the mixture to the green beans and stir.

  6. Bake the green beans until soft and tender.

Greek Green Beans

This is an interesting recipe that adds some nice Greek flavors to green beans. The green beans don’t even seem like vegetables when you add all these amazing flavors to them. It’s a sophisticated dish that tastes like it took a day to prepare. Really, you can whip it up in just a few minutes. It’s great for a dinner party or brunch.

Ingredients

  • Olive oil

  • Onion

  • Garlic

  • Oregano

  • Tomato

  • Cumin

  • Water

  • Bay leaf

  • Green beans

  • Potatoes

  • Salt

  • Pepper

  • Lemon juice

  • Parsley leaves

Directions

  1. Turn the oven to 300 degrees to preheat it.

  2. Add the oil to a large dutch oven.

  3. Add the onions, garlic, cumin, and oregano to the pot and cook until fragrant.

  4. Add the water, bay leaf, green beans, potatoes and tomatoes to the pot.

  5. Add salt and pepper and bring to a simmer for 15 minutes.

  6. Put the lid on the dutch oven and move it to the oven.

  7. Bake for 40  minutes or until the potatoes become soft.

  8. In a bowl, mix the lemon juice, parsley, and olive oil

  9. Remove the dutch oven and add the lemon juice mixture to the green beans.

  10. Serve while still piping hot.

Lemon Green Beans

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Sometimes a little bit of lemon juice can go a long way. That the case in this recipe. The acidic lemon juice cuts through the green beans and highlights their flavor. The green beans come out soft and sweet. The salt and pepper give them the finishing touches.

Ingredients

  • Lemon

  • Salt

  • Green beans

  • Olive oil

Directions

  1. Grate the lemon zest and mix it with juice.

  2. In a pot, bring the water, salt, and green beans to a boil. Cook until the beans are tender and soft.

  3. Drain the beans and add to a serving bowl or platter.

  4. Pour the lemon mixture on top of the green beans and serve.

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