Marilyn's Green Beans Italiano Recipe -
Marilyn's Green Beans Italiano Recipe
  • READY IN 35 mins

Marilyn's Green Beans Italiano

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"These string beans are terrific as a side dish to any Italian main course. They are a staple in my kitchen."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    35 mins


  1. Place the green beans in a saucepan with a lid and pour enough water over the beans to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover; simmer until the beans are tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain. Spread the beans onto paper towels to dry.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; stir the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese into the melted butter. Reduce heat to low; add the beans and cook and stir until the beans are heated through and the crumbs are beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the parsley over the mixture to serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Sep 25, 2009

Really good! As suggested, I also skipped the parsley and added two big cloves of minced garlic which I sauteed in the butter before adding the other ingredients. I will be making this side dish often!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 04, 2011

I followed the directions exactly and did not care for this recipe. The bread crumbs fell off and got gummy. It wasn't pretty.

Aug 17, 2009

This recipe was a good way to change up green beans. My sister had seconds and she never eats green beans! I added minced garlic to the beans as they were boiling and skipped the parsley. Thanks for the recipe.

Nov 19, 2011

Had some bakery croutons in the freezer that got completely squished - perfect for this recipe. Not a lot to criticize or analyze on this one - prepared this exactly as written and would do so again. Loved it - took the lowly green being from boring and merely edible to interesting, elegant and delicious.

Jul 10, 2012

I was looking for a real Italian recipe with real ingredients. I love this recipe. I did make some changes- I used a 1 lb bag of frozen green beans, cooked according to directions, then (seperate pan) melted the butter (only using 2 Tbsp) and added minced garlic, once brown, I added the green beans and mixed together. Then, I added the parmesan cheese. I omited the parsley (taste) and bread crumbs (making it low carb!). My daughter ate 3 portions! When I'm not low carbing, I plan on making this recipe exactly as is.

Jul 25, 2011

I skipped the parsley also and added garlic pepper & seasoned salt. I was in a hurry to make the green beans and didn't measure out the bread crumbs or cheese -- and it still tasted yummy! Great, simple recipe for using fresh beans.

Jan 18, 2011

omg amazing i will never make green beans another way my family and i loved them i also skipped the parsley and added some garlic thanks so much xx

Aug 25, 2009

This was a great recipe! I skipped the parsley as well and added garlic. Simple and great. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 14.9 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 3.7 g
  • 15%
  • Protein
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 347 mg
  • 14%

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

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