Did you know green beans are the only beans that let you eat the beans and the pod? In this video, you’ll find out why. You’ll also discover what to look for when buying fresh green beans at the grocery store or farmers’ market. Also known as haricot verts, string beans, or snap beans, green beans make a perfect side dish, whether you start with fresh, frozen, or canned beans. You can blanch, steam, or sauté them into stir fries—not to mention bake them into casseroles. Green bean casserole is an absolute must-have side dish for Thanksgiving! You can also marinate or pickle green beans. Thick or thin, whole or French cut, raw or cooked, green beans are a satisfying dish served all their own or as an ingredient in salads, soups, stews, and casseroles. Watch the video, then see our complete collection of green bean recipes.