If you’re wondering what to serve with your green beans, you’ve come to the right place.
In this article, I list 39 of the most popular side dishes for green beans.
In a rush? Here’s the short answer.
The best dishes to serve with green beans are lasagna, miso-glazed salmon, grilled sirloin steak, herb-roasted turkey, and coq au vin. You can also try honey garlic shrimp, quiche lorraine, bangers and mash, or stuffed baked potatoes. Go with gochujang cauliflower wings for a meatless meal.
Ready? Let’s jump right in.
Lasagna is the perfect pasta dish to make when you want something show-stopping.
This recipe recommends starting with the meat sauce because it needs at least 45 minutes to cook.
Got lots of time? You can simmer the sauce for up to four hours to make it even tastier.
Serve some sauteed green beans on the side for a nutritious boost.
Why we love this recipe: it’s great for feeding small crowds.
Blood orange miso-glazed salmon
With the help of a tasty glaze, this recipe transforms a simple salmon filet into a restaurant-worthy dish.
The glaze uses blood orange and miso, which adds citrusy, umami goodness to the fish.
Prop this glazed salmon over a bed of rice and add steamed green beans on the side for an easy weeknight dinner.
Why we love this recipe: you can get this on the table in just 30 minutes.
Coq au vin
How about a classic winter warmer?
Wine is one of the key ingredients in this French stew. It’s used to marinate the chicken and the it’s re-purposed as a stewing liquid.
Traditional recipes call for pinot noir, but it’s important to use a wine you like – just avoid sweet white wine.
Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.77 rating from 223 reviews.
Grilled sirloin steak
Want a grilled steak dinner on a budget? Sirloin is the way to go.
It’s naturally tender and flavorful but doesn’t have the higher price tag of some other cuts.
This recipe uses the effective two-zone method to grill the steak, which involves dividing your grill into direct and indirect heat zones.
Sear the steaks over the direct heat and then finish it off over the indirect heat.
Why we love this recipe: it’s a detailed guide to help you achieve perfectly cooked steak.
Bangers and mash
Bangers and mash and green beans is a weekly staple in most British households.
The combination of savory sausages, rich onion gravy, and creamy mash is a comforting mix.
And the green beans add one of your five a day (as well as a nice splash of color!)
Why we love this recipe: you can easily make it vegetarian with veggie sausages.
Four-cheese alfredo stuffed spaghetti squash
Spaghetti squash is my favorite pasta alternative.
Roasting and shredding the squash’s flesh gives you long, noodle-like strands that are pretty similar to angel hair pasta.
You can serve the green beans on the side, or chop them up and mix them into the cheesy ‘pasta’. YUM.
Why we love this recipe: you can serve this out of the squash’s shell for a fun presentation.
Taco-stuffed baked potatoes
Shake up Taco Tuesdays with these stuffed baked potatoes.
Instead of the usual tortilla or crispy shell, fluffy baked spuds are used as the base for delicious mix of taco meat, salsa, and cheddar cheese.
Enjoy these taco-stuffed baked spuds with green beans for a well-balanced meal.
Why we love this recipe: these spuds are a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.
There are loads of different kinds of quiche, but quiche lorraine has captured the hearts of America.
The savory, cheesy custard is loaded with bacon bits and caramelized onions before being baked into a buttery pie crust.
All it needs it a simple veggie side like green beans.
Psst… find out how to perfectly reheat your quiche here.
Why we love this recipe: it has a 4.93 rating from 129 votes.
Honey garlic shrimp
Honey garlic shrimp is one of those tasty takeout dishes you can easily replicate in the kitchen.
It only takes 10 minutes to cook a serving for four, plus all the ingredients are easily accessible (no funky spices here).
Top a bowl of noodles with this sticky shrimp and sesame green beans for the ultimate Chinese takeout-inspired treat.
Why we love this recipe: it’s healthy, light, and jam-packed with flavor.
Baked barbecue pork ribs
A long, slow roast in the oven will result in perfectly juicy and flavorful ribs.
And to finish them off, slather some extra barbecue sauce over the baked ribs and broil them for a few minutes to achieve that iconic sticky coating.
Psst… why not try green bean fries with these ribs?
Why we love this recipe: your entire kitchen will smell amazing while roasting these ribs.
Gochujang cauliflower wings
Whether you’re a long-time vegan or just testing meat-free recipes, these cauliflower wings are a must-try.
The crispy roasted florets are coated in a vibrantly-colored sauce made of gochujang (a sweet-but-spicy sauce).
Pair these faux wings with sauteed green beans for a light but satisfying lunch.
Why we love this recipe: you can guiltlessly indulge in these delicious morsels.
Want another side dish to pair with your simple green beans? This corn casserole has your back.
It’s a mix between cornbread, creamed corn, and corn pudding. The result is a perfectly light custard-cake that’s loaded with bacon bits, whole corn kernels, and cheese.
You can use premade corn muffin mix, but making the batter from scratch achieves far better results and allows you to control the flavors to your preference.
Why we love this recipe: it’s excellent for Thanksgiving.
Herb roasted turkey
Some people like to get adventurous with their turkey (see turducken), but not me – I always stick with this classic herb roast recipe.
It’s simple but yields moist meat with deliciously golden crisp skin.
Sauteed green beans are great alongside this turkey roast, but for something more decadent, go with a creamy green bean casserole.
Why we love this recipe: it’s no-frills and easy to follow.
The best dishes to serve with green beans
- Blood orange miso-glazed salmon
- Coq au vin
- Grilled sirloin steak
- Bangers and mash
- Four-cheese alfredo stuffed spaghetti squash
- Taco-stuffed baked potatoes
- Quiche lorraine
- Honey garlic shrimp
- Baked barbecue pork ribs
- Gochujang cauliflower wings
- Corn casserole
- Herb roasted turkey
What To Serve With Green Beans
- 1 portion green beans
- Prepare your green beans according to your favorite recipe.
- In the meantime, choose one of the following sides to serve alongside it.
- Side dishes include: lasagna, blood orange miso-glazed salmon, coq au vin, grilled sirloin steak, bangers and mash, four-cheese alfredo stuffed spaghetti squash, taco-stuffed baked potatoes, quiche lorraine, honey garlic shrimp, baked barbecue pork ribs, gochujang cauliflower wings, corn casserole, and herb roasted turkey.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!