We have our main, and we have our one side, now all that is left is our last reveal: these ranch green beans! So simple to make, and even better the second day, you won’t be left stressing over Canadian Thanksgiving dinner!
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While I may have been slacking in one area, I am still keeping true to my promise of new posts on a regular basis!
Today’s ranch green beans are the last recipe in my Canadian Thanksgiving dinner series 🙂 One main, and two sides. I feel dessert is left up to you since some people like to go all out, while others prefer a simpler method 🙂
Unlike many recipes, this one DOES NOT use powder ranch seasoning. Instead, I use my favourite ranch dressing: Litehouse’s Homestyle Ranch. Today’s post is not sponsored, though I have worked with Litehouse in the past.
The recipe is SUPER simple. You want to boil the beans for approximately 5 minutes, drain, and immediately throw into an ice bath (to stop that cooking process!) Then we cook them in butter or oil with some garlic until tender to our liking. Toss in some ranch dressing and you are good to go! Of course, being that we love ranch, we threw more on top before serving!
As I said, much like carrot recipes to me, these beans taste even better the next day! So feel free to make them in advance to lessen the load on actual Thanksgiving day 🙂
And in case you missed the previous posts, these ranch green beans pair along nicely with my mashed rutabaga and my slow cooker honey-mustard apple ham! Now all that is left for you to do is decide on a dessert!
Are you a big ranch lover? Add more ranch! You can never have enough 🙂
10 minPrep Time
15 minCook Time
25 minTotal Time
- 1 3/4 lbs green and yellow beans, trimmed
- 2 tbsp. butter or oil
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- Salt and pepper
- 3 tbsp. ranch dressing + more for topping
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add in beans. Cook for 5 minutes, or until bright in colour. Drain and immediately transfer to an ice bath (a large bowl filled with cold water and ice to prevent the beans from cooking further.)
- Place a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Melt butter. When bubbling, add in drained beans. Cook for about 5 minutes, or until starting to brown in some areas. Stir in garlic, two tablespoons ranch dressing and continue cooking until desired consistency is reached (we prefer tender-crisp.) Stir in last tablespoon of ranch and remove from heat.
- Toss with more ranch dressing if desired before serving!
Bacon or turkey bacon would be a great addition to this recipe! You could omit the oil and just use the bacon fat to fry the green beans 🙂