A collage showing 6 different green bean recipes that are featured in the post below.

Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

Green Beans are the fifteenth most popular vegetable in the USA, so it seems only right to provide you with a collection of green bean recipes. Some of these recipes use fresh green beans while others utilize canned or frozen green beans. You’ll find keto recipes, gluten free recipes, vegan recipes, and recipes for those who eschew processed foods. Whatever you’re looking for, you’re sure to find something you like among this collection.

Classic Green Bean Casserole

A white pan filled with green beans in a creamy sauce and covered with dried onions.

It is what it says it is. This is a classic green bean casserole that’s perfect to grace your holiday table or even serve as a side dish for a week night.

Vegan Green Beans in a Blanket

Green beans  peak out of the ends of vegan crescent rolls that are a lovely golden brown.

Here’s a fun way to eat green beans. This is a great item to bring to a holiday gathering, so whip up some green beans in a blanket for your next get together.

Easy Sour Cream Green Bean Casserole with Fresh Green Beans

An oval shaped bowl has a layer of green beans, a layer of sour cream sauce, and browned fried onions on top.

This sour cream green bean casserole is classic holiday comfort food at its finest! This green bean casserole uses fresh green beans and sour cream instead of cream of mushroom soup.

Easy Bacon and Green Beans Recipe – A Sauteed Side Dish

A bowl is filled with glistening cooked green beans and chopped bacon.

This savory bacon and green beans side dish recipe is easy to make and makes the perfect addition to your holiday menu

Fresh Green Bean Casserole from Scratch

A 9X13 pan is filled with a  layer of browned onions.  A spatula is scooping up green beans in a cream sauce from the pan for serving.

A classic made completely from scratch! From the cream of mushroom soup to the French’s fried onions, this homemade Fresh Green Bean Casserole, made with fresh green beans, takes this comforting casserole to the next level by cutting out all of the processed ingredients!

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

An air fryer basket filled with green beans.

Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans. How to make the BEST EVER crispy green beans fries in the air fryer from frozen. Load them up with your favourite seasonings and you have a healthy alternative to air fryer fries.

Green Beans and Tomatoes

Green Beans and Tomatoes cooked together in a dark pan.

When you’re looking for a new vegetable side dish to serve with dinner, look no further than Green Beans and Tomatoes. This is a very simple recipe, colorful, and flavorful side dish that’s quick to put together and goes great with a variety of entrees.

Parmesan Roasted Green Beans

A sheet pan covered with green beans that are dusted with Parmesan cheese and spices.

This delicious recipe for Roasted Parmesan Green Beans uses fresh green beans and makes for a perfect appetizer or side dish at any Easter or Thanksgiving gathering. It’s also simple enough to have anytime, not just on a special occasion!

Make Ahead Green Bean Casserole

A cast iron skillet is filled with green beans in a creamy gravy and topped with fried onions.

The Holiday Make Ahead Green Bean Casserole can be made ahead and frozen without the onions on top. This saves work and frees up time on the day of your celebration.

Vegan Green Bean Casserole

Larger breaded pieces of onions rings lay atop a dish filled with a creamy sauce and green beans.

Have you ever tried green bean casserole? This classic dish is a big favorite and we have a delicious plant-based version to share with you! Are you excited?

Keto Green Bean Casserole

A spoonful of cheese covered green beans and onions is being scooped out of a pan with strings of cheese still connecting the serving to the main dish.  A plated serving is being reached for with a fork.

This low-carb green bean casserole is made with fresh green beans, caramelized onions, and lots of provolone cheese. It’s low in carbs, easy to make, and insanely delicious! What more can you ask for in a keto side dish?? Oh, and did we mention there’s no canned mushroom soup involved? Instead, it features a simple cream sauce.

Green Beans with Onions and Garlic

A close up of cooked Green Beans with Onion and Garlic

This recipe for Green Beans with Onions and Garlic is made from canned green beans.  The recipe is very simple and is ready for the table in about 15 minutes.  If you’re not a fan of canned beans, let me give you a little tip.  Draining the green beans and rinsing them helps to remove the “canned” taste.

Homemade Green Bean Casserole

An oval shaped pan filled with green beans and mushrooms in a creamy sauce is topped with a golden browned crumb topping.

This is a lightened up version of the classic recipe. Give this recipe for homemade green bean casserole a try.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Green Beans wrapped with raw bacon are sitting on a plate waiting to be cooked.
Obviously, you should cook these until the bacon is done rather than serve the bacon raw.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are simple to prepare and delicious. Wrapping bundles of green beans in bacon elevates this humble vegetable to a new level. All you need to make this delicious dish is some young and tender whole green beans and some bacon.

Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole

Fried onions sit atop a rectangular casserole dish filled with cooked green beans.

This gluten-free green bean casserole tastes like the real deal stuff you remember and loved every Thanksgiving. The homemade fried onions take it to another amazing level and only take a few minutes to make!

Firehouse Green Beans with Bacon

French cut green beans are in a cast iron pan.  They are mixed with bacon and topped with Parmesan cheese.

Step aside green bean casserole, Green beans with Bacon are an easy, last-minute side dish for holidays with the best blend of garlic, Parmesan and bacon that will have green bean haters begging for the recipe!

Grandma’s Easy Southern Crockpot Green Beans

Green beans glisten in a pan topped with chopped bacon.

Grandma’s Southern Crockpot Green Beans are always a crowd pleaser, and they’re the perfect easy side dish to make for Thanksgiving or any night of the week.

Cooked Flat Beans and Tomato Side Dish

Broad beans and tomatoes with garlic are in a square casserole dish.  A spoon is scooping up a serving.

A delicious and colorful sidedish made simply with tender cooked flat beans mixed within a flavorful chopped tomato and vegetable butter sauce.

Green Beans Almondine

Glistening cooked green beans are mixed with almonds in this photo.

Green Beans Almondine is a classic Thanksgiving side dish that is always a hit. Buttery green beans, almonds and seasonings come together to create a vegetable side dish that even the pickiest of eaters enjoy.

Ritz Cracker Green Bean Casserole

Green beans in a cream sauce are being scooped out from under a Ritz cracker crumb crust.

This green bean casserole is made with Ritz cracker topping for a delicious and crispy modern take for Thanksgiving or any night!

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic and Green Beans on a white plate with pink roses around the edges.

This is the perfect way to make simple and delicious green beans.  Green Beans sauteed with garlic are an easy and flavorful side dish.

Green Bean Casserole (from scratch)

Browned, crispy onions on top of a casserole dish filled with green beans in a creamy sauce.

This is the ultimate green bean casserole recipe, made completely from scratch! It’s made with crunchy fresh green beans, flavorful mushroom sauce with bacon (easy!), topped with sharp cheddar cheese, and homemade fried onions. This indulgent side dish is so flavorful, it may outshine the main course.

Three Bean Salad

Three kinds of beans, kidney, wax, and green beans, are made into a salad with red onion and green bell pepper.

Three cans of beans, drained and rinsed, are combined with sliced onion and bell pepper and store bought salad dressing to make this simple and delicious three bean salad.

Green Bean Casserole

A plate of green bean casserole sits in the front of an orange colored square baking dish from which it was served.

A green bean casserole is an absolute must-have for any Thanksgiving table.

World’s Greatest Green Bean Casserole with Spinach and Sausage

A pan with green beans, spinach, some type of breading and little pieces of sausage.

World’s Greatest Green Bean Casserole with Spinach and Sausage is the modern day version of the classic holiday green bean casserole with a delicious lemony twist. This is sure to be a show-stopper on any table! These are green beans that pair so amazingly with the savory cream sauce, Italian sausage and spinach that you will be making these babies all year round.

Barbecued Green Beans with Ham

A spoonful of barbecued green beans and chunks of ham is held aloft on a spoon.  The serving dish is below the spoon.

Sweet and tangy, these Barbecued Green Beans cook up tender with onions and ham for a simple side dish perfect for Thanksgiving or any time of year.


Creamy Keto and Gluten Free Green Bean Casserole

A crunchy looking topping is on top of a casserole filled with green beans in a cream sauce with bits of other items mixed in.

This creamy keto and green bean casserole is made with fresh green beans and NO cream of mushroom soup!

Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Two strips of cooked bacon are crossed on top of a baking dish filled with a casserole topped with cheese and fried onions.

This Bacon Green Bean Casserole is a great way to level up your Thanksgiving side dish recipes!

Parmesan Ranch Green Beans (a.k.a. “Crack Green Beans”)

A spatula has scooped green beans, arranged in a row, topped with bacon and melted cheese from a larger pan in the background of the photo.

Tangy ranch, light Parmesan cheese, and crisp bacon make these Ranch & Parmesan Green Beans the best side dish you’ll have this year! This quick veggie recipe is perfect as a Thanksgiving side dish!

A collage showing 6 of the different green bean recipes that are featured in this post..

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3 thoughts on “Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

    1. Denise, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment. So, it sounds like you’re going to combine two different recipes. Good for you. If they turn out delicious, will you be sharing the recipe with us?

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