5 Variations of (Not Your Grandmother's) Thanksgiving Green Bean Casserole

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What's on your menu for Thanksgiving dinner this year? If yours is like around 20 million other American homes, the venerable green bean casserole is likely making an appearance on your table. While this savory side is a time-honored classic, it’s not always the most exciting selection in the Thanksgiving smorgasbord. But that’s all about to change.

This year, you’ve got some great options for taking your green beans to new heights in flavor, healthfulness and variety. We’ve rounded up five fresh and fun takes on this signature Thanksgiving dish that might just be the best you and your guests have ever tried — and might just see you shoving Grandma’s old recipe card to the back of the family cookbook.