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Spiced Green Beans

Thanksgiving always requires a few green things, and although I certainly have my version of the classic creamy green bean side dish, I also like to spice it up a bit for my guests with this variation. After all, a true southern Thanksgiving should have an oyster casserole, and with my spinach kale casserole, my dinner doesn't need yet another casserole.

The ingredients for Miss Dot's Spiced Green Beans

I may be attempting to posit myself here as a cooking and healthy eating expert, but even I admit that you can't do it alone. Sometimes a woman just needs another lady to help with a project, so for this recipe, Miss Dot calls on Mrs. Dash. Here's what you need:

Green Beans - Well, it isn't black bean casserole after all.

Fats - Butter and coconut oil for the basic recipe, but lard can work too. Feel free to adjust this to your own dietary preferences.

Chicken Stock - The liquid you use to soften your beans may as well add nutrients and flavor too.

Spices - A little sprinkle of Mrs. Dash frees you up from having to create your own elaborate spice blend.

Cooking and serving Miss Dot's Spiced Green Beans

complete instructions below


Miss Dot's Spiced Green Beans on a plate

Spiced Green Beans

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep: 5 min

Cook: 15 min

Ready: 20 min


  • 1 pound of green beans

  • 3 tbsp. of butter

  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil

  • 2 tbsp. Mrs. Dash

  • 1 tbsp. salt

  • 1/2 tbsp. crushed red pepper flakes

  • 2 cups chicken stock

  • water


  1. Throw all ingredients into a large sauce pan and cook over medium heat. Add water as needed to keep the beans moist until they are tender.






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