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The simplest, most delicious side dish recipe and the best way to eat green beans! These Italian Green Beans are sauteed in butter, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
We’re suckers for buttery parmesan recipes! Easy dinner recipes like Parmesan chicken, buttery breadsticks and baked wings are some of our favorite go-to recipes. Why not try that classic Parmesan + butter combo on green beans?
The traditional veggie casserole on the dinner table at many family gatherings is Green Bean Casserole. It definitely is a hit in our family. But these Italian Green Beans? They’re something else. Matt isn’t usually jumping with excitement if I serve green beans for dinner. But he loves these Italian Green Beans sauteed in buttery parmesan. When I serve these green beans is one of the only times that we fight over who gets the last little bit of green beans in the bowl.
Yes! Green beans are a great option for a side dish because they are low calories, packed full of Vitamin C and K, fiber and folate.
Green beans are normally picked and processed (either frozen or canned) at their peak of freshness, usually within a few hours of processing. This means they are both packed full of nutrients and vitamins. The canning process takes longer than freezing, but both are great options if you can’t choose fresh garden veggies.
One thing to remember if you choose canned…often times the vegetables will be packed with added sodium or sugars. If you choose canned, be sure to read the labels to know exactly what you are buying.
As you’ll see, this recipe calls for frozen green beans. But we often get asked “Can I use canned green beans?”. Canned green beans may fall apart a little bit because they are “softer” than frozen green beans. Because of that reason (and that frozen veggies have a prettier color) we recommend frozen for this recipe.
As you can read in the recipe below, we use a Ziploc Zip ‘n Steam bag to steam our green beans. We find this is the quickest and easiest no-fail method. You can also steam green beans in the Instant Pot, microwave or stovetop.
Here are a few hints for making green beans:
Although these green beans are called “Italian” Green Beans, they are versatile and can be served as a side to just about any dinner. Their flavor is so savory and your family will love them!