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This is a tantalizing inexpensive sidedish that works well for potluck suppers and for company dinners. A little roasted garlic "kicked it up" for my family.

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DEBORAH MOODY July 02, 2002

Loved these beans - I cooked the beans in the AM got everything else ready and then just before dinner did steps 8, 9 and 10 - this recipe adds a new dimension to one o my favorite veggies Thanks yooper

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Bergy July 08, 2002

This is a fabulous way to cook green beans. I used Italian flat green beans that I got from the Farmer's Market. The mild flavor of the beans went very well with the other vegetables and Italian seasonings. Thanks for sharing this as my whole family enjoyed it.

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ratherbeswimmin' January 01, 2003

Wonderful beans! I didn't have any water chestnuts so I used slivered almonds - and I did use frozen beans - terrific!

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Michelle in Louisiana November 21, 2002

I was looking for something different for green beans and I stumbled across this gem. I made one modification and added minced garlic. Thank you for posting this yooper.

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Chef Bob #99 January 31, 2010

Awesome! Who needs anything else to make a meal? I did steam the green beans over chicken broth rather than boil them in the water. Will make again and again. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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AnnetteMarie January 16, 2005

Amazing vanishing green beans! I looked at my 2 1/2 y.o. daughter's plate just moments after serving her these and it looked like I never gave her any! I didn't have the water chestnuts and I forgot the cheese but these were just great! Hubby wasn't thrilled (he's REALLY picky when it comes to veggies)but he's going to have to live with the appearance of these on a more regular basis. Thanks for a great veggie dish!

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luvinlif2k March 07, 2004

Delicious! Loved the flavors blending (even more in the leftovers overnight) and the crunch of the waterchestnuts. Thank you for a great way to use our summer crop of green beans!

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Panino August 07, 2003

Wow, Yooper! I am still iffy-iffy when it comes to green beans. It takes a great recipe like this one to make me love them. I followed the ingredients/directions exactly, except I only had canned sliced mushrooms on hand, which I used. My mom loved them as well. In fact, she asked for this recipe and is interested in using it as a vegetable to accompany entrees; she is a caterer. This recipe is going to go a long way! Great recipe, thanks for posting!

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TheDancingCook August 06, 2003

flat italian green beans are my very favorite! I can never find them fresh, just the regular string beans. So, I halved the recipe (just 2 of us) using the servings guide on upper right of page and used canned beans. They were so good! Next time I go to "the big city" I will look for fresh italian beans. I will make this again for sure, and take it to the next family gathering also! Just added it too my cookbook too! I try to put only tried and family approved ones there. Thanks so much yooper!

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peppermintkitty June 20, 2003
Dressed up Italian Green Beans