Louisiana green beans

A bowl of green beans
Recipe credit

Adapted from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Louisiana Green Beans 

About this recipe

Serving size
1/4 of prepared recipe
Time to make
10 minutes preparation; 25 minutes cook time
Special criteria


  • 1/4 cup onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green pepper, chopped
  • 1/2 cup celery, chopped
  • 2 16-ounce cans green beans, drained
  • 1 15-ounce can chopped tomatoes


  1. Drain the liquid from the green beans. Rinse with water.
  2. Put the green beans in a saucepan. Add enough water to cover them.
  3. Cook the green beans on low heat until heated thoroughly. Then drain off the water.
  4. Combine all ingredients in a skillet.
  5. Cook over medium heat for 15 minutes, until the onion and celery are tender and the food is hot.

Tips and variations

  • Use low-sodium canned green beans and tomatoes to lower the sodium.
  • To add more Louisiana-style flavor, add 1 teaspoon of your favorite Cajun seasoning or hot sauce to taste.
  • Turn this into a complete meal by adding 1 cup of cooked, chopped ham or smoked sausage into the skillet with the other ingredients. Serve the mixture over brown rice.

Nutritional info

Total fat
1 g
Saturated fat
0 g
0 mg
580 mg
Total carbohydrates
13 g
Dietary fiber
6 g
3 g
Total sugar
5 g