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20 Healthy Frozen Green Bean Recipes

This round-up for frozen green bean recipes will transform the veggie from dull to delightful.

A bag of frozen beans doesn’t sound exciting at all. They’re bland on their own, but that’s what makes them a fantastic addition to dishes. 

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Sauteed Green Beans with Almonds

I love how green beans add crunch and nutrition to a dish, without overpowering its flavors.

They’ll thaw and cook very quickly, which makes them a breeze to work with.

These green bean dishes are all delectable and super easy to make. They’re a perfect addition to any meal, too!

Not sure what to do with all those green beans lying dormant in the freezer? Let these 20 recipes lead the way.

How to Cook Frozen Green Beans

1. Sautéed Green Beans in Bacon Cream Sauce

Crunchy green beans swim in a thick sauce of cream, broth, and cheese. As if it couldn’t get any better, the beans are also loaded with crispy bacon bits!

This dish isn’t only unbelievably delicious – it’s also keto-friendly and gluten-free.

It’s amazing how something so seemingly indulgent turns out to be super healthy.

2. Green Bean Soup

This green bean soup is ultra-creamy, hearty, and downright delicious.

Besides the crunchy-tender beans, this soup also features starchy potatoes, earthy cremini mushrooms, and smoky bacon.

So many good things all in one dish – how awesome is that?

Seasoned with onions, garlic, and herbs, this soup is bursting with bright and lively flavors.

It’s already phenomenal by itself, but you can take it to the next level by garnishing it with crispy-fried onions, shredded cheese, and creme fraiche.

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3. Roasted Frozen Green Beans

Honestly, though, it doesn’t take a lot to make green beans spectacular. 

Take this recipe for instance. Here, all you’ll need is to coat the beans in olive oil, spices, and parmesan cheese and roast them in the oven.

It’s stupidly easy, but also, it delivers. From the lively color to the impeccable flavors and textures, this dish is a winner.

4. Buttery Sautéed Green Bean

Here’s yet another quick and easy way to turn a frozen bag of green beans a delightful dish.

Butter makes everything better – beans included. This dish is a simple saute of green beans and butter and a splash of lemon. 

It seems super basic, and it is. But, it hits all the right notes. 

What’s not to love? Crunchy and tender? Yup. Savory and buttery with a citrus zing? You bet. This is what I call side dish perfection!

Green Bean Casserole

5. Paula Deen’s Green Bean Casserole

When it comes to southern dishes, trust Paula Deen to deliver only the best. This green bean casserole is no exception.

Green beans, mushrooms soup, and crispy fried onions: together, these 3 simple components create magic.

I’ve made this casserole for my family several times already, and it’s always a hit. 

And mind you, my family isn’t a huge fan of vegetables! The fact that they enjoy this casserole so much says a lot.

6. Authentic Greek Green Beans-Fasolakia Lathera

Take your family on a culinary journey to Greece! No need to get out of the house.

Just head to the kitchen and make them a vibrant plate of fasolakia lathera.

Don’t let its foreign name intimidate you.

This Greek dish of green beans stewed in tomatoes, onions, olive oil, and herbs is not only scrumptious but also easy to make.

You can enjoy this dish as-is, but if you want to go the authentic Greek route, serve it with bread and feta cheese.

7. Asian Green Beans

If Mediterranean flavors aren’t your thing, how about Asian? These green beans are salty and savory with a little bit of sweetness.

Needless to say, they’re wildly tasty!

This dish is a colorful stir-fry bursting with deliciousness from green beans, bell peppers, and onions. 

The veggies are flavored with a blend of soy sauce and brown sugar to coat them in a thick, sweet, and savory glaze.

8. Green Beans Almondine

This next dish sounds fancy, and it is. But it’s a breeze to make at the same time. Seriously, all you’ll need is 15 minutes.

I’ve never thought of combining green beans and almonds before, so I’m thankful to have stumbled upon this recipe. 

This idea is pure genius! You’ll definitely want to add this to your weekly rotation.

9. Caramelized Frozen Green Beans with Mushrooms

An easy way to significantly enhance the flavor of green beans is to caramelize them.

Simply cook them in butter and boom, it’s like a 360-degree transformation.

Besides the added flavor from the caramelization, the beans are also tossed with cremini mushrooms to give them a nice, earthy contrast.

Together, they create wonders.

10. Italian Green Beans

This Italian-inspired dish features green beans, garlic, diced tomatoes, and bacon, all flavored with Italian seasoning. Fantastic is an understatement!

It’s colorful and oh-so refreshing. You’ll get different flavors in one spoonful, but they all work together to create one harmonious dish. 

11. Curried Green Bean

I can’t think of a better spice to improve the flavor of green beans than curry. 

To me, curry is the ultimate spice.

So yes, I might be a little biased here, but trust me, this curried green bean dish is out-of-this-world delicious. It makes the dull beans so addictive!

12. Sheet Pan Kielbasa, Potatoes, and Green Beans

Are you ready for the ultimate one-pan dish? 

This dish is loaded with smoky kielbasa, hearty potatoes, and crunchy green beans seasoned with steak seasoning. Talk about an explosion of flavors!

Not only is this dish ridiculously delicious, but it’s also super hearty. It’s a complete meal in and of its own.

13. Green Bean & Tofu Stir-Fry

If you’re looking for a hearty and tasty vegan dish that features green beans, look no further. This stir-fry is exactly what you’ll need.

It’s vegan and gluten-free, but believe me, even meat lovers won’t say no to this.

14. Sautéed Green Beans with Mustard and Shallots

Green beans are sauteed with mustard and shallots to make a bright and vibrant side dish.

While most of the recipes here use green beans as a support ingredient, this one highlights the vegetable in all its glory.

The mustard, shallots, and walnuts make the beans a shining star.

15. Cheesy Skillet Chicken and Rice with Green Beans

Cheese, chicken, rice, and green beans – now this is one combination that won’t disappoint.

This skillet is unbelievably rich, creamy, and cheesy, even the kids won’t be able to resist.

16. Loobia Polo

Loobia polo is a Farsi dish of rice, green beans, and beef. I know it doesn’t sound all too exciting, but just look at how mouthwatering it is!

As unassuming as this dish sounds, it’s actually overloaded with flavors.

How can it not be, when the ground beef, basmati rice, and beans are seasoned with tomato paste, saffron, cinnamon, and turmeric?

17. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stuffing and Green Beans

This Crockpot dish combines the flavors and textures of chicken, stuffing, cream of chicken soup, sour cream, and green beans.

Each component has something awesome to bring to the table, such that when they’re cooked together, they create the most enticing flavor combination.

18. Balsamic Green Beans

This dish is plain and simple, but it sure hits the spot. 

It has steamed green beans at its base, which, let’s be honest, doesn’t sound too appetizing. What takes it to the next level is the balsamic glaze.

Covered in a thick sauce of balsamic vinegar, mayo, agave nectar, and sea salt, the beans are transformed from bland to brilliant.

19. Easy Sesame Green Bean

Here’s another Asian-inspired side dish that’ll go perfectly with any American entree.

Boiled green beans are kissed with an umami-rich sauce of butter and soy sauce.

The beans are finished with a sprinkling of sesame seeds to add some crunch.

20. Green Bean Salad

This green bean salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for the summer.

It’s a wonderful mix of beans, pecans, Parmesan, and a sensational dressing of shallots, dijon mustard, honey, and lemon.

20 Ways to Use Frozen Green Beans

These frozen green bean recipes make healthy eating even easier! From soup to casserole to stir-fry, your family will love these simple dishes.

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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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