Gallery: 12 Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving

Charred Corn, Radish, Jicama, and Green Bean Salad with Lime Dressing
Charred Corn, Radish, Jicama, and Green Bean Salad with Lime Dressing

Crisp green beans are tossed with bright peppers, sweet corn, zesty scallions, and pear-like jicama for a simple make-ahead salad. Dressed in a honey-lime vinaigrette, it makes a light and satisfying dish, without competing for space with that second slice of pumpkin pie.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Haricot Verts with Sauce Ravigote
Haricot Verts with Sauce Ravigote

Thin, crisp green beans, tossed in a lively mustard-caper vinaigrette.

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[Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

Green Bean and Shiitake Tempura with Ponzu Mayonnaise
Green Bean and Shiitake Tempura with Ponzu Mayonnaise

Hold the french fries—for some deep-fried flavor at your Thanksgiving table, try this light and airy green bean tempura, served with a soy-citrus mayonnaise.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Warm Green Bean Salad with Shallots and Mustard
Warm Green Bean Salad with Shallots and Mustard

Dress the blanched beans in a warm shallot, mustard, and white wine vinaigrette and this quick 10-minute green bean side dish is ready to eat.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]

Stir-Fried Green Beans and Five-Spice Dry Tofu
Stir-Fried Green Beans and Five-Spice Dry Tofu

The great thing about cooking this dish is that you need very little time or skill to pull off a well-rounded side (or vegetarian main). Just a hot pan or wok slicked with oil and a few seasonings, like ginger and scallions, and, if you like, a stray chili for heat.

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[Photograph: Cathy Erway]

Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole
Gluten-Free Green Bean Casserole

A delicious gluten-free version of the classic Thanksgiving side.

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[Photograph: Elizabeth Barbone]

Green Beans Almondine
Green Beans Almondine

Almonds, butter and lemon juice is all you need to make these green beans shine.

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[Flickr: ccharmon]

Green Bean Salad with Pickled Peppers and Anchovy Dressing
Green Bean Salad with Pickled Peppers and Anchovy Dressing

Create this simple dressing made with mayonnaise, anchovies, parmesan, lemon juice, and Worcestershire sauce two days before the big dinner. Then, blanch your green beans, shock them in ice and pop them back into fridge a day before the meal. This recipe will only take a few minutes to assemble while you tend other dishes.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Mark Bittman's Green Beans with Crisp Shallots
Mark Bittman's Green Beans with Crisp Shallots

Tossed with butter, crispy olive oil-fried shallots, and almonds, this is the recipe brings a nutty crunch to the tender beans.

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[Photograph: Romulo Yanes]

Sichuan Dry-Fried Long Beans
Sichuan Dry-Fried Long Beans

The intense heat used in this method concentrates the vegetable's flavor, delivering a robust and hearty green bean dish.

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[Photograph: Robyn Lee]

The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole
The Ultimate Homemade Green Bean Casserole

Upgrade your green bean casserole from the Campbell's classic. If you're feeling ambitious, this recipe will guide you through the process of making those crunchy fried onions and that creamy mushroom sauce.

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[Photograph: J. Kenji Lopez-Alt]

Haricots Verts du Sud
Haricots Verts du Sud

If soft green beans are your favorite, try stewing your beans like the French. Combine garlic, tomatoes, wine for super-tender, flavorful beans.

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[Photograph: Kerry Saretsky]