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5 Fresh Alternatives to Green Bean Casserole - Recipes from The Kitchn

5 Fresh Alternatives to Green Bean Casserole - Recipes from The Kitchn
From The Kitchn - November 7, 2017

While I love filling my table with classic sides on Thanksgiving, there is one that I am usually happy to leave off the menu: green bean casserole. But that does not mean I want to skip the green beans all together.

This year, let green beans offer a lighter, healthier option to balance out a table full of hearty, comforting foods. Here are a few options.

1. Lemony Green Beans with Almond Breadcrumbs

These beans are simple yet have a vibrant, savory flavor that balances some of the heavier sides on the table, like stuffing and mashed potatoes. Plus, this dish is vegan-friendly.

2. Roasted Green Beans with Harissa

Surprise your guests by adding a spicy kick to the table this year. Charred, smoky green beans are tossed with harissa with a little extra heat (do not worry it's not too spicy), and then topped with crunchy sliced almonds.

3. Green Beans with Almond Pesto

If you are looking for an easy and delicious make-ahead veggie recipe, this is it! This quick recipe tosses blanched green beans with a nutty almond pesto. Both the beans and the pesto can be made ahead of time, and can be served at room temperature.

4. Greek-Style Braised Green Beans

5. Stovetop Steam-Fried Green Beans and Mushrooms

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