With green bean season at its peak during Thanksgiving, what better way to give your family a nutritious, but super tasty side dish? Trust us, you won't be hearing any moaning or groaning over these greens!

By Rachael Ray Every Day
November 01, 2005
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Hot Sesame Green Beans

Spice up your green beans with toasted sesame oil -- it intensifies the flavor and aroma of the dish. Your family will love it!

Hot Sesame Green Beans

Beans n Shrooms

Calling all 'shroom lovers! Mix your fave meaty veggie with this green one, then top it all off with almond slices.

Green Beans 'n' Shrooms

Green Bean Casserole

In just 20 minutes flat, you can have a delicious green bean casserole, filled with scallions, mushrooms and spice, on the table. Top it off with crispy potato chips.

Green Bean Casserole

How to Make Green Bean Casserole Healthier

Shave off 120 calories and 11 grams of saturated fat per serving with this healthy version of a green bean casserole.

Green Bean Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

In less than 5 minutes, you can say goodbye to the old school green bean casserole and wow your family with this fresh take on the classic.

Green Bean Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts

Sauteed Green Beans with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Eat up fall's favorite seed: the pumpkin seed! It's a tasty topping on your greens and sure to get your family in the festive mood.

Sauteed Green Beans with Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Thanksgiving Green Beans

Turn up the heat on your greens by adding hot sauce and red peppers. Finish the dish off with crunchy bacon for a salty bite.

Thanksgiving Green Beans

Green Bean Frites

Take ordinary green beans and turn them into a crunchy, hand-held treat with a lemon wedge on the side for some flavor.

Green Bean Frites

Green Bean & Shallot Salad

Jazz up your stringy veggies with smoky paprika and crunchy shallot bits.

Green Bean & Shallot Salad

Beer-Battered Green Beans with Tarragon Aioli

Make these crispy green beans your own by using your favorite brewsky before frying.

Beer-Battered Green Beans with Tarragon Aioli

Pecan Green Beans

Tender green beans meet tangy lemon zest and are topped off with crunchy pecans in this Thanksgiving dish.

Pecan Green Beans

Fancy Green Beans

Pair these haricots verts with butter and shallots and top it off with slivered almonds.

Fancy Green Beans

Green Beans with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

Reinvent your green beans by putting this Asian flair on the veggie. Top 'em off with almonds or any nut you'd like!

Green Beans with Peanut-Ginger Dressing

And the Feast Continues!

With 7 delicious Thanksgiving dinners, including vegetarian, make-ahead and thrifty menus, one of these will bring your dream Thanksgiving to life.

Thanksgiving table