Breaded Italian Green Beans

"A super-fast side dish using canned green beans for a cook in a hurry. My kids request these over and over. My sister-in-laws originally made this and I've adapted my own quick version."
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Ready In:


  • 2 (15 ounce) cans cut green beans or (15 ounce) cans green beans
  • 2 tablespoons margarine or 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 -3 cloves garlic
  • 14 cup Italian style breadcrumbs


  • Open and drain liquid from the green beans and put in a non-stick frying pan.
  • Peel garlic cloves and put them through a garlic press into the pan.
  • Place the butter or margarine in pan and sautee together on medium heat for 10 minutes.
  • Turn off heat and toss green beans with the bread crumbs until coated.
  • Place in serving dish and enjoy!

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  1. Tasty and simple. I used fresh green beans from Trader Joes that came in a microwaveable bag. I microwaved them, then added them to a pot with the rest of the recipe ingredients, as directed. I grated in some fresh Parmesan cheese at the end of the heating time too. Very nice; will make again!
  2. If you make your own breadcrumbs, you need to add them to the pan BEFORE you add anything else. Once they turn golden, I then add butter and beans, plus whatever herbs or spices you desire.
  3. I made a test batch using one can of green beans tonight to see if they might work for Bunko Christmas Dinner tomorrow night. Wow! These are wonderful. I could have eaten the whole can by myself they are so good. However, I didn't because my husband loves them too. Will be using as a side-dish at Bunko for sure. Thanks so much!
  4. Loved this simple but very tasty vegetable dish. Will be made again. Thank you.
  5. Very good. Used panko, basil, and oregano instead of the bread crumbs because of a food allergy. Kids all liked it too, and there were no leftovers! Thanks Pam!



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