Green Bean Recipes for Thanksgiving That Don't Include Crunchy Onions

We love the classic topping, but these creative recipes will make you rethink the traditional holiday side dish

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Bacon-Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

carpeseason.com

These beautiful bundles combine tender-crisp roasted green beans, salty bacon and a sweet caramelized sauce with butter and brown sugar. They can be assembled ahead of time, and kept in the fridge until ready to cook.

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Not Your Mama’s Green Bean Casserole

Not Your Mama’s Green Bean Casserole

doublethedeliciousness.blogspot.com

Forget the old-school combo of mushroom soup and French onions, and instead try this green bean casserole with real mushrooms, onions, chicken broth and panko bread crumbs.

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Green Beans with Gorgonzola and Crumbled Walnuts

Green Beans with Gorgonzola and Crumbled Walnuts

julieblanner.com

Fresh gorgonzola and crumbled walnuts highlight green beans without overpowering them in this simple yet delicious dish.

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Lemony Green Beans with Almond Bread Crumbs

Lemony Green Beans with Almond Bread Crumbs

thekitchn.com

This vibrant and savory vegan-friendly recipe honors the naturally crisp texture and flavor of green beans, cooking them just until tender and then tossing them with lemony vinaigrette before topping with toasted almonds, breadcrumbs, garlic and lemon zest. Plus, it’s delicious served at room temperature, making it perfect for potlucks.

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Green Bean Quiche

Green Bean Quiche

kitchenist.com

A flaky butter pastry crust surrounds a cheesy, creamy filling packed with green beans, broad beans and peas for a yummy dish that can be served as a side or enjoyed as an entree for non-meat eaters.

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Green Bean, Tomato and Feta Salad Oreganata

Green Bean, Tomato and Feta Salad Oreganata

kalynskitchen.com

This green bean and cherry tomato salad gets a decadent twist with the addition of feta and a tangy dressing made of red wine vinegar and fresh lemon juice.

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Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots

threemorebigbites.wordpress.com

These veggies will be gobbled up thanks to a flavorful kick from caramelized shallots. Bonus: Most of this recipe can be prepped well in advance.

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Garlic Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

Garlic Green Beans with Toasted Almonds

eyesonthesource.com

This dish of fresh green beans tossed in hot coconut oil and minced garlic and topped with toasted almonds will add a vibrant touch to your holiday spread.

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Green Beans and Oyster Mushrooms Tossed in Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

Green Beans and Oyster Mushrooms Tossed in Walnut Oil Vinaigrette

mycarolinakitchen.blogspot.com

This modern take on green beans matches crispy green beans with meaty oyster mushrooms, and is mixed with a tangy shallot and nut oil vinaigrette and garnished with toasted walnuts.

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Vegan Green Beans with Glazed Pecans

Vegan Green Beans with Glazed Pecans

thetomatotart.com

Fresh, light and lemony with a sweet, tart olive oil glaze, this recipe satisfies with crisp green beans and crunchy pecans. Add a little cayenne pepper for extra punch.

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