Going From Roasted to Stir-Friend With 25 Frozen Green Bean Recipes

25 Frozen Green Bean Recipes

It’s your favorite chef again here to delight you with more amazing recipes! We have 25 lovely green bean recipes on today’s menu. So, that’s 25 ways to please yourself, your friends, and your loved ones!

If you’ve never tried frozen beans, a world of tasty flavors awaits you. From stir-fries to casseroles, I guarantee you’ll find something here you’ll love. All these green bean dishes are delicious, easy to prepare, and the perfect addition to any meal.

Need help figuring out what to do with all the green beans in the fridge? Well, then, join 

me on this delicious frozen green bean journey!

1. Roasted Frozen Green Beans  

This is one of the simpler dishes I’ll talk about. All you need to do is preheat your oven to about 220°C, drizzle some olive oil on the frozen green beans, and put the beans on a baking sheet.

Roast them in the oven for perhaps 25 minutes, and once done, add the baked beans to your plate. It’s perfect for those who want a quick snack. But I recommend you serve it as a side dish.

The blending of olive oil, garlic, salt, and pepper may not seem special, but trust me when I say the result is something wonderful that you will want to enjoy again and again.

2. Caramelized Frozen Green Beans with Mushrooms

Here’s an easy way to significantly improve the taste of green beans. All you have to do is caramelize them. The steps are even simpler!

First of all, thaw the green beans. Next, slice mushrooms. Fourth, sauté the mushroom slices. Add the frozen green beans. Once they’re crisp ad caramelized, you’re all set!

This is one of my favorite dishes because when the green beans and caramelized mushroom come together, it tastes unlike any other. They complement each other in a way few other dishes can match!

3. Green Bean Soup

If you want something smooth and delicious, try this soup! It’s perfect for those cold days when you want something warm and nutritious.

First, get a large pot, then sauté some onions and put them in. Add some garlic for flavor, then add the green beans. Next, add chicken broth, but you can substitute the chicken for vegetables if you’re not too keen on meat.

Reduce the heat once the mixture comes to a boil. Let the mixture simmer until the beans tender; you’re almost done! For those who want something creamier, use a blender to puree the soup. What you’ll get is a velvety soup full of vitamins!

4. Green Bean Salad

This green bean salad is light, refreshing, and perfect for summer. I like it because I can add it to any meal or just eat it as it is. It’s a wonderful combination of beans, walnuts, parmesan and hot shallots, dijon mustard, honey, and lemon dressing.

Blanch the frozen green beans in boiling water for some minutes. Then, ensure the beans are crisp before rinsing them with cold water. Do this because that retains the green color that makes the dish attractive!

 You can toss the beans with tomatoes, red cheese, red onions, and anything else you believe will add to the taste!

5. Italian Green Beans

This Italian-inspired dish features green beans, onions, pickled tomatoes, and bacon, all dressed in Italian spices. How do you prepare it?

Use a skillet to heat olive oil. Then mince some garlic and sauté it. Next, pour some frozen green beans, the star of today’s post!

Once you do all that, cook everything and add red pepper flakes, Italian herbs, and diced tomatoes. The end result will be a delicious meal, of course. But do you know what else makes this dish so popular? The ingredients give you a delicacy that boasts the classic Italian taste!

Try this recipe to take simple frozen green beans to the next level and make them a restaurant-worthy delicacy!

6. Balsamic Green Beans

This balsamic glaze is perfect for adding a tangy twist to your meal. Let me explain why.

Like the previous recipe, get your best skillet, pour olive oil, and sauté the green beans. Get your balsamic vinegar bottle and honey jar, then pour over the beans. Let it cook until you see the glaze thicken.

If you’re looking for something that can be made quickly, you can’t go wrong with this. It’s full of flavor, and it’s personally one of my favorite side dishes too.

7. Air Fryer Frozen Green Beans

This is one of the healthier meals on our menu. The main tool you’ll need is a freezer and an air fryer.

So, what you do is preheat the air fryer to about 200°C. Next, toss the frozen green beans with salt, olive oil, pepper, and seasoning (make sure you use your favorite ones!)

Place the beans in the air fryer and cook for at least 15 minutes. The air fryer makes a difference here because it gives the beans a crispy texture while retaining their flavors.

But the best thing about this recipe is how quickly you can make it and how delicious it tastes!

8. Curried Green Bean

I can’t think of a better spice than a curry to enhance the flavor of green beans. If you want to bring a taste of India to your green beans, there’s no better ingredient than this!

Once more, get your trusty skillet, heat oil, and sauté onions until you see them change color to a golden brown. Add the curry powder, garlic, and any spice of your choosing. Stir the beans while cooking. Keep doing that until the curry sauce perfectly coats the green beans!

So yes, I may sound biased, but believe me when I say curry truly adds a unique taste to this meal. Once you try it, you’ll understand what I mean!

9. Buttery Sautéed Green Bean

Here’s another quick and easy way to turn one bag of frozen green beans into a delicious side dish.

Butter makes everything better, and that includes beans. To prepare this, melt butter in your skillet (preparing green beans and skillets go hand-in-hand, it seems!) and put the green beans in it.

Sauté until the beans are lightly caramelized, and add some salt, herbs, and pepper if you wish. That’s all it takes to make the dish!

While preparing it might seem simple, it still hits all the right notes. Is it sweet and buttery with hints of citrus; I recommend you try making it right now!

10. Asian Green Beans

As you probably know, you’ll need a skillet to cook this. Heat some sesame oil in the skillet and sauté ginger and minced garlic. Keep doing that until you smell a fragrance coming from it!

Get your frozen beans and add them to the skillet. Pour in some soy sauce and a bit of sugar too. Stir fry them until the beans are well-cooked and covered in the sauce you made.

Garnish with sliced or chopped green onions and some sesame seeds as a final touch. You can serve them as a side dish or go my route: add tofu before serving them!

11. Green Beans Almonds

Did you ever think green beans would go well with almonds? I never considered it, but now that I’ve tried it, I can tell you it’s one of the best meals I’ve eaten and still love to eat!

What are the things you need to prepare it? A simple skillet will suffice. All you have to do is toast slivered almonds until you smell their lovely fragrance and they turn golden.

Next, melt some butter in the same skillet, then toss green beans with the almonds. For extra flavor, pour some lemon juice (not too much) and sprinkle some pepper and salt. That’s all there is to it!

12. Country Ranch Green Beans and Potatoes

This green bean recipe is a must-try for anyone who loves wonderful meals. You make this hearty dish by cooking diced bacon until it’s nice and crispy.

Once that’s done, remove the bacon from the skillet, but leave the drippings in it because you’ll need them. Dice some potatoes, add them to the skillet, and cook until they change color and become golden brown.

Next comes the green beans. Pour them into the pan along with the dressing mix. Finally, cook everything and let the flavors melt to give you a delicacy for a comforting dinner!

13. Sheet Pan Kielbasa, Potatoes, and Green Beans

Are you ready for the ultimate sheet pan meal? This is a great way to prepare a meal with minimal cleanup.

Just slice some kielbasa and arrange frozen beans and potatoes on a baking sheet. Then drizzle some olive oil, sprinkle pepper and salt, and roast everything in an oven at 200°C for 30 minutes.

If you’re looking for a meal that’s great for a weeknight dinner, this well-balanced meal will suffice. And you can serve it as a side dish or a complete meal.

14. Sautéed Green Beans with Mustard and Shallots

Do you like mustard and shallots? Then you’ll love this recipe! You need lemon juice, olive oil slices, shallots, pepper, mustard, and frozen green beans!

Like many of the earlier recipes I mentioned, you similarly prepare this meal. Heat olive oil in a skillet and add sauté shallots until it becomes caramelized. Pour mustard, pepper, and the other ingredients I listed while this is cooking.

For the final step, toss everything until the green beans are coated in your savory sauce. While this dish might seem similar to the earlier ones in today’s post, the shallots and mustard add complexity!

15. Easy Sesame Green Bean

Here we have a very thick and flavorful dish everyone loves, and you will too! It’s easy to make, so you can whip it up to serve unexpected guests.

This time, you get a skillet and heat sesame oil before you sauté minced garlic. Do that until it turns fragrant.

Pour some soy sauce, sesame seeds, and honey for the next step. Stir everything together for some minutes. The frozen green beans will eventually be coated in the sweet sauce!

The best part about this dish is how the nutty aroma of the oil and the delightful crunch of the seeds give it a unique taste. It goes perfectly well with Asian dishes too.

16. Cream Cheese & Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Who’s ready for a twist? This recipe is great for those who want to try something a little different with their frozen green beans, so if that’s you, keep reading!

First, get a saucepan, then melt butter, milk, cheese, and cream until smooth. Get some bacon and cook it, then spread the pieces into the saucepan. Add the frozen green beans to it too.

For the final steps, pour the creamy mixture into a baking dish and sprinkle some breadcrumbs and shredded cheese. Then bake in the oven for about 25 minutes at 175°C.

You’re done once you see the casserole’s top is golden and bubbly. All that’s left is to enjoy the creamy goodness!

17. Sautéed Green Beans in Bacon Cream Sauce

I recommend you try this recipe if you want to spoil yourself. This is the first recipe in today’s list where you’ll need flour, but the ingredients are almost identical to the previous recipes.

Dice some bacon and cook it in a skillet until it’s tender and crispy, then remove it and keep it aside, leaving the drippings inside the pan. You can then add the green beans to the skillet to mix with the drippings and sauté until they’re nice and tender.

The last thing you need do is melt some butter and whisk the flour to make a roux, then add milk and cook until it thickens even more. Add the cooked bacon, then spread the bacon sauce over the green beans.

18. Cheesy Skillet Chicken and Rice with Green Beans

Here’s another complete meal I want you to try. Chicken lovers should find this recipe very appealing too!

First, get some chicken pieces and cook them until golden and thoroughly cooked through. Take out the pieces from the skillet and put diced onions in it. Cook once more until they get soft. Then add rice, seasonings, and chicken broth to the skillet and boil everything. Cover the skillet and let the content simmer.

Once the rice is done and the liquid has been absorbed, add the frozen green beans and sprinkle shredded cheese over everything, then cover once more until it melts.

19. Authentic Greek Green Beans-Fasolakia Lathera

Take your family on a culinary trip to Greece without leaving your home. If you’ve always wanted to know what authentic Greek green beans taste like, this recipe is what you’ve been looking for!

These green beans are called Fasolakia Lathera. To cook them, get a large pot and sauté onions until they turn brown or golden.

Add the frozen beans, some onions, olive oil, and spices like bay leaves, oregano, and thyme, and simmer all the ingredients together. Do this until the green beans get tender as they soak up the sweet Mediterranean flavors!

20. Loobia Polo

The name sounds odd, doesn’t it? Don’t let that dissuade you from how good this delicacy is. Like most of the previous recipes I outlined, you’ll need a skillet for this recipe too.

You only have to slice some onions and sauté them until they are brown. The next ingredient is ground beef. Add it to the skillet and cook until it also changes to brown.

Next, cook some rice, add the frozen beans, and add spices like cumin and turmeric. Cook everything again until the beans get tender. This is one of the more exotic meals on today’s list!

21. Sweet Garlic Balsamic Green Beans Sauté

We’re almost at the end of today’s list, but there are still a few sweet recipes to explore. Get a skillet and sauté minced garlic in olive oil for this one. When it gets fragrant, add the green beans and cook them until they become tender.

Get a bottle of vinegar and honey and sprinkle some over the frozen green beans. You can add more ingredients if you want. Let everything cook for some minutes, and you’re all set.

Combining garlic, honey, balsamic vinegar, onion powder, and salt and pepper guarantees you something to tickle your taste buds.

And the sweet and salty taste makes this a side dish that will easily please anyone with its excellent taste. Make sure you serve it with rice and grilled meat!

22. Crispy Fried Green Beans

Here’s a recipe for anyone who loves their food crispy and crunchy. This meal is perfect for an appetizer, a side dish, or snacking.

You don’t need to spend too long to prepare it, too. Just coat your frozen green beans with a mixture of pepper, salt, and flour, then fry the green beans in a deep fryer with oil.

Remove the green beans once golden brown and drain them on a paper towel. Finally, serve them with any sauce of your liking, but I recommend dipping sauce like sriracha!

23. Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

For this meal, you’ll turn simple frozen green beans into something delicious by wrapping them in bacon! You make it by wrapping each green bean with bacon strips, then use a toothpick to secure each one.

Put the bacon-wrapped beans on a baking sheet, make a mixture of soy sauce, garlic powder, and maple syrup, and then brush them with the mixture. Put them all in the oven and bake at 200°C for no more than 20 minutes.

I’m not exaggerating when I say you’ll taste different flavors with each bite! I honestly believe it’s a dish that even those who don’t like vegetables will like. Serve this to friends and be ready for compliments because it’s delicious!

24. Green Bean & Tofu Stir-Fry

This green bean and tofu stir-fry is a favorite among foodies. You only need to heat vegetable oil in a pan, put cubed tofu, and stir-fry until golden.

Remove the tofu and stir-fry the frozen green beans and any vegetables you wish to add until they’re crisp. Put the tofu cubes into the pan again, add garlic, ginger, seasoning, and soy sauce, then toss and cook for one or two more minutes.

25. Creamy Crockpot Chicken Stuffing and Green Beans

So, we’re at today’s last recipe. Did you have a good time? Let’s end the list with a bang by preparing a meal I love more than everything else you’ve read so far!

You’ll need a slow cooker for this. First, get boneless and skinless chicken breasts and put them into the cooker with the frozen green beans. You can also add chicken soup cream. Use pepper, salt, and dried herbs for seasoning.

Next, add dry stuffing mix and sprinkle some melted butter, then cook on high heat for about 3 hours for faster results. Ensure the chicken is thoroughly cooked and tender, then serve and enjoy yourself!

lemon garlic shrimp with green beans

Lemon Garlic Shrimp with Green Beans

Do you care for one more recipe? I’ll ensure it’s another delightful delicacy unique from the others I’ve written on thus far. Do you like shrimp? Keep reading!
When you pair radish with lemon-garlic shrimp, you have a delicacy that doubles as the perfect weeknight dinner. The meal is simple and very refreshing. Please read below to see how to make it!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 people
Calories 386 kcal


  • Skillet
  • Cutting Board and Knife
  • Serving platter
  • Lemon Juicer (optional)


  • 1 pound of peeled and deveined shrimp
  • 12 oz of frozen green beans
  • 3 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 2 tbsp of olive oil
  • 1 lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Red pepper flakes (optional for added heat)


  • Get your trusty skillet, pour, and heat olive oil.
  • Sauté minced garlic.
  • Pour some of the frozen green beans into the skillet.
  • Cook until they’re crisp and tender.
  • For the next step, use a large spoon to push the green beans to the side of the skillet.
  • Push the peeled shrimp to the other side; make sure the shrimp is deveined too.
  • Cook them until their color changes to pink.
  • Squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the shrimp.
  • Add pepper, salt, and red pepper flakes for seasoning.
  • Toss everything and serve eagerly awaiting friends and loved ones!


Nutrition Info (per serving):
Fat: 16g | Protein 23g | Carbohydrates: 38g | Fiber: 6g | Cholesterol: 166mg | Sodium: 616mg | Calcium: 126mg | Sugar: 6g
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