Canned Greens Beans are Convenient to Prepare, But They do not have to taste like a can!

Are you a canned green bean fan?  Canned Green Beans do not have to taste as they came out of a can.  I add lots of flavor to these Green Beans to make them taste fabulous.

   Canned Green Beans are convenient and fast to prepare.  These canned green beans taste fabulous too.

Ingredients You Will Need To Make These Canned Green Beans?

  • Bacon always makes everything taste much better.
  • Minced garlic
  • Can Green Beans or 2 pounds of fresh green beans (blanch fresh green beans for 5 minutes in salted water)
  • black pepper
  • Italian seasoning
  • Parmesan cheese – NOT finely grated like powder (shredded is much better)
  • chicken broth

Southern Green Beans

If you enjoy fresh green beans, see my SOUTHERN GREEN BEANS

To me, nothing is better than fresh green beans.  I grew up close to many farmers.  We had fresh vegetables often.  I remember sitting on the porch like Andy and Aunt Bee snapping beans.  Cooking fresh green beans is not always an option.


CANNED GREEN BEANS DO NOT HAVE TO TASTE LIKE A TIN CAN

Canned Green Beans do not have to taste as they came out of a can.  I add lots of flavor to these Canned Green Beans including garlic, Italian seasonings, and Parmesan cheese.

Can You Use Frozen Green Beans?

Absolutely! The second-best option behind fresh Green Beans is using frozen green beans. They contain more nutrients and less sodium than canned green beans.

Using Canned Green Beans

When using canned green beans, the first thing I do is WASH them.  Washing any can of vegetables is better for you.  Canned foods include a lot of sodium.  Lowering my sodium is especially crucial for me since I have issues with my blood pressure.  I have a very long history of blood pressure problems in my family.  My father passed away when he was only 58.  His high blood pressure caused kidney failure.  His mother, my grandmother, died at age 39 from a stroke due to her blood pressure.  I make sure to wash my canned vegetables thoroughly before using them to remove a lot of the excess sodium.

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Canned Green Beans do not have to taste as they came out of a can.  I add lots of flavor to these Canned Green Beans including garlic, Italian seasonings, and Parmesan cheese.

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Tips: Canned Green Beans

  • To save time, I used minced garlic from a jar.  Fresh garlic is so much better with a much stronger garlic taste.  You may want to decrease the garlic if using fresh garlic.
  • Use shredded Parmesan Cheese not finely grated.

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Best Can Green Beans

Are you a canned green bean fan?  Canned Green Beans do not have to taste as they came out of a can.  I add lots of flavor to these Canned Green Beans including garlic, Italian seasonings, and Parmesan cheese.  I am going to show you how to make the best canned green beans.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish, vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best green beans, can green beans, Easter, Easter Recipe, green beans, Southern green beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 17kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 2 - 15 ounce Green Beans blanch fresh green beans for 5 minutes in salted water
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese - NOT finely grated like powder shredded is much better
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth

Instructions

  • Cook the bacon until crispy.
  • Remove the bacon from the skillet and crumble it.
  • Add it back to the skillet.
  • Leave the bacon grease in the skillet.
  • Add the garlic and cook until it starts to smell nutty. Do not burn.
  • Next, DRAINED cans of green beans.
  • Add the pepper and Italian seasoning
  • Last, add the chicken broth and simmer 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Sprinkle the Parmesan cheese over the green beans and cook just until melted.

Notes

Frozen green beans will work in this recipe.  If using frozen green beans, do not add the chicken broth.
If using frozen green beans or low sodium green beans, you will need to add some salt.
  • To save time, I used minced garlic from a jar.  Fresh garlic is so much better with a much stronger garlic taste.  You may want to decrease the garlic if using fresh garlic.
  •  Use shredded Parmesan Cheese not finely grated.

Nutrition

Calories: 17kcal | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 5mg | Vitamin A: 35IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 0.1mg

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