The simplest, most delicious way to eat green beans! These Italian Green Beans are sauteed in butter, bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese.
Italian Green Beans Recipe
Thanksgiving is coming! Are you excited? We are! Thanksgiving may just be my favorite holiday. It’s usually a very low-key day for our family, focused on spending time together and eating unbelievable food.
The traditional veggie casserole at the Thanksgiving dinner table 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 sauteed Italian Green Beans. 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.
These green vegetables are so simple to make. Less than 20 minutes and you’ll have them sitting pretty on your table.
Here’s how you’ll make these buttery, seasoned green beans.
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter in a frying pan. Add 1/2 teaspoon of minced garlic and 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning to the butter. Then add 1/2 cup bread crumbs and 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese to the pan.
You may use store-bought bread crumbs if you’d like, but I usually like to crumble my own bread. We always have spare hot dog or hamburger buns in our freezer. Crumbling one or two up for homemade bread crumbs is a great way to use those random buns.
Saute the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese in the butter for 3-4 minutes until they are well coated and starting to brown a bit.
While the bread crumbs are sauteing in the frying pan, you can prepare your green beans. You’ll need a 1 pound bag of frozen green beans. I love using Ziploc Zip’N Steam Cooking Bags bags to steam our veggies. You can use the bags more than one time and you get perfectly steamed veggies in just minutes. You can also cook the green beans in a pot of water if you’d like.
Once the green beans are cooked, add them to the frying pan and mix until they are coated with that buttery, garlicky, cheesy mixture.
What to serve with 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!
Italian Green Beans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
- 1/2 cup bread crumbs
- 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
- 16 ounces frozen green beans
- Salt to taste
- In a frying pan, melt the butter over medium heat. Add the minced garlic, Italian seasoning, bread crumbs and parmesan cheese. Stir to coat and saute over medium heat until the bread crumbs start to brown, about 3-4 minutes.
- While the bread crumbs are sauteing, cook the green beans, either in a Ziploc Zip 'n Steam bag (according to package directions) or in a pot of water.
- Add the green beans to the frying pan and stir to coat.
- Season with salt, to taste, and serve hot.