French Green Beans -- Ina Garten

French Green Beans -- Ina Garten

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green vegetable side. But these green beans were truly that good. We used packaged, thin french cut green beans from Trader Joes. They are tender and tasty on their own, but I've never had them taste anywhere near this good. Give this a try and you may have a new favorite vegetable side!

It is rare to have a side dish which everyone keeps reaching for instead of the main dish. That's especially true if its a fairly simple green vegetable side. But these green beans were truly that good. We used packaged, thin french cut green beans from Trader Joes. They are tender and tasty on their own, but I've never had them taste anywhere near this good. Give this a try and you may have a new favorite vegetable side!

Pretty little bundles of bacon wrapped French "green beans" known as Haricot verts which are longer and thinner than the typical American green bean. Of course, American green beans will work just fine here too.     As a kid, I never liked green beans because the only way I tasted them was boiled and overcooked. As I got older, I learned that I actually enjoy them if they are prepared right. Fresh green beans are a must for me, and I like them roasted or sauteed until tender and crisp. Add a…

Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Pretty little bundles of bacon wrapped French "green beans" known as Haricot verts which are longer and thinner than the typical American green bean. Of course, American green beans will work just fine here too. As a kid, I never liked green beans because the only way I tasted them was boiled and overcooked. As I got older, I learned that I actually enjoy them if they are prepared right. Fresh green beans are a must for me, and I like them roasted or sauteed until tender and crisp. Add a…

Simple Skillet Green Beans recipe - healthy and easy!

Simple skillet green beans

Simple Skillet Green Beans recipe - healthy and easy!

Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan. My son never eats green beans and he gobbled these right up!

Roasted Parmesan Green Beans

Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan. My son never eats green beans and he gobbled these right up!

These are perfect green beans: simple flavors combined into an elegant dish that goes with almost anything. Jacques Pepin suggests a roast chicken, but they would pair equally well with a celebratory roast. (Photo: Michael Kraus for The New York Times)

These are perfect green beans: simple flavors combined into an elegant dish that goes with almost anything. Jacques Pepin suggests a roast chicken, but they would pair equally well with a celebratory roast. (Photo: Michael Kraus for The New York Times)

Oven Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans. Added some garlic, parmesan, and red pepper flakes for a little extra flavor.

Oven Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans

Oven Roasted Potatoes and Green Beans. Added some garlic, parmesan, and red pepper flakes for a little extra flavor.

A delicious, healthy and crazy easy recipe for sweet and spicy green beans! French green beans roasted with sweet honey and spicy red pepper flakes!

Sweet and Spicy Green Beans

A delicious, healthy and crazy easy recipe for sweet and spicy green beans! French green beans roasted with sweet honey and spicy red pepper flakes!

A great recipe for Sauteed French Green Beans with Toasted Almonds.  Although, if you want an easier version- I have been making mine like this for years with just frozen slender green beans simply sauteed in butter with the almonds.

Sauteed French Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

A great recipe for Sauteed French Green Beans with Toasted Almonds. Although, if you want an easier version- I have been making mine like this for years with just frozen slender green beans simply sauteed in butter with the almonds.

This French green bean salad recipe is tossed in a tangy Dijon mustard dressing and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

French Green Bean Salad

This French green bean salad recipe is tossed in a tangy Dijon mustard dressing and takes less than 30 minutes to prepare.

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