35 easy Recipes with Canned Green Beans

Get inspired by this collection of 35 delicious recipes with canned green beans. Choose from amazing side dishes or fantastic dinner ideas. There is a recipe that is sure to become a new family favorite. So feel free to stock up on this classic pantry item.

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Canned Green Bean Recipes

Canned green beans were a pantry staple in my house, growing up. While I prefer fresh green beans, and other fresh vegetables, to their canned versions. They are perfect for heating up as a tasty side dish.

But I wanted to find more ideas for cooking this family favorite. Like how they always seem to pop up at holiday meals or the delicious way they can be mixed into soups.

This collection contains your new favorite side dishes that are more than just tossing the beans in a microwave. Plus recipes that are perfect for a weeknight dinner that your whole family will love.

So go ahead and stock up on some cans of green beans and find the best recipe on the list so that you can convert those canned bean haters.

Have a bunch of fresh veggies? Check out these recipes that use fresh green beans.

Canned Bean FAQ

Should you rinse canned green beans?

Yes! Give them a quick drain and rinse before cooking them to reduce the sodium level. Unless the recipe requests the liquid.

How long do canned green beans last?

  • Unopened cans can be kept for 3-5 years!
  • Once opened, refrigerate your green beans, in an airtight container, for 3-4 days.

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Each recipe idea will tell you:

If this is your first time visiting the site, you’ll know that I’m up for the challenge to help you find your favorite way to use canned vegetables. Each of these delicious green bean recipes will give you some information, so you can make the best choice for your family.

  • Type of recipe
  • Number of ingredients
  • How many green beans you will need
  • The complexity of ingredients (aka, whether or not you might need to hit the grocery store first)
  • How long it takes to prepare (including cook time)
  • Special diet (Keto, Gluten-free, etc)

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Recipes with Canned Green Beans

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Ingredients that work well with a can of beans

These ingredients will pop up in a lot of the recipes below. So if you have them on hand, you will be able to find more ideas to make.

  • cherry tomatoes
  • red onion
  • cheddar cheese
  • feta cheese
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • red pepper flakes
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • bacon
  • beef bouillon
  • chicken broth
  • french fried onions

What to do with canned green beans

Our goal is to help you find recipes using the ingredients you already have in your pantry.

Each of these green bean ideas will give you some important details so that you can pick the best dish for your family.

Check out the blogger that published each recipe to use their ingredient list and tips.

Note: pantry ingredients include dry ingredient pantry staples like olive oil, all-purpose flour, brown sugar, corn starch, salt, black pepper, spices, etc.

Please check the recipe to make sure that you have the ingredients needed to create the dish. If you are making gluten-free recipes, it may include things like almond flour and other common gluten-free pantry items

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