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Posted at 08:33 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Green beans: Casseroles and other recipes for a delicious Thanksgiving side dish

(Matthew Mead)
There are lots of options for those who wish to venture beyond the canned-soup and fried-onion variety of green bean casserole this year. Here are some of our best green bean recipes from our Recipe Finder:

Vegan Green Bean Casserole . For vegans, the condensed soup ingredient in most casseroles can be a challenge. Adapted by Nancy Kiffer from a recipe on, this version calls for non-dairy butter substitute and soy milk.

Best-Ever Green Beans Amandine With Leek Chips . The leek chips in this recipe can be made up to a week in advance, and are also good for snacking on during the day of the big feast.

Green Beans With Lemon Vinaigrette . Gluten-free; made tangy with lemon juice and zest.

Green Beans With Roasted Garlic . A simple preparation with garlic and cumin.

Fresh Green Beans . A classic from Julia Child, these can be cooked in advance.

Green Bean Salad . Haricot verts, treated to a basil vinaigrette, Gorgonzola cheese and bacon.

Green Beans With Applewood Smoked Bacon, Brown Sugar and Caramelized Shallots . Slightly sweet, from White House chef Cristeta Comerford.

Green Beans With Figs and Walnuts . Dried fruit that has been rehydrated can be used here.

Sauteed String Beans With Garlic and Preserved Lemon . Caramelized on the outside, tender on the inside.

By Cara Kelly  |  08:33 AM ET, 11/16/2011

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