Italian Green Beans Recipe -
Italian Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 45 mins

Italian Green Beans

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"My friend makes this and they are truly the best green beans I have ever had, and very simple."

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    35 mins

    45 mins


  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in Italian dressing and green beans. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Uncover and cook until beans reach desired tenderness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 14, 2007

I make these green beans often (I needed a way to dress up my green beans one evening) I do not use any butter (just a lot of dressing). To avoid the green beans being over cooked I have found if you simmer the dressing for a while before adding the green beans it will thicken up and coat the green beans nicely and you will avoid over cooking them. (By the way I use the Zesty Italian Dressing) *Update: I have now started using a Fat Free Italian Dressing. So there is no oil to worry about! (When using the Zesty Dressing I would just turn the bottle updside down and let the oil float to the top so when I removed the cap there was less oil).

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2003

I was quite disappointed. The recipe has you using way to much butter to begin with, has you cooking the beans a lot longer than necessary, and the taste isn't that great. Tastes like green beans with salad dressing. We were all unimpressed. This recipe may be better with a different kind of salad dressing, but I think no matter what you do, it will taste exactly like what it is: green beans with salad dressing!

Sep 05, 2006

Absolutely delicious. I added only 3 Tbsp of butter, used Splenda and added some fresh mozzarella in the last minute and it's awesome. Very tasty the next day too!

Oct 07, 2007

I used canned green beans and this recipe still rocks!

Jan 22, 2007

This recipe has become my go-to comfort food. So easy, so delicious, and always a crowd pleaser! My daughter loves these kind of green beans too! My husband adds a little balsamic vinegar to change the recipe up some times. A++++++

Sep 23, 2003

I HATE green beans, but I made this very easy green bean recipe for my husband and not only did he like it, I liked it. Will make this one again.

Sep 23, 2003

This was a side dish at my mother's day dinner. It was a hit! I added extra dressing, and I used a Pesto Italian dressing, it was yummy.

Mar 02, 2007

Fast & easy. I added a few almonds for extra crunch. It you like Italian dressing, you'll like this recipe.


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  • Calories
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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