Green Bean Oreganata

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  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (softened, divided)

  • 3 cans Libby's French Style Green Beans (drained)

  • 1 teaspoon salt (plus more to taste)

  • Ground black pepper

  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh oregano

  • 1/4 cup minced fresh Italian parsley (plus more for garnish)

  • 3 cloves garlic (large, minced (about 2 tablespoons))

  • 1 cup plain bread crumbs

  • 1/2 cup clam juice ((alternatively, you can use chicken stock or white wine))

  • Crushed red chile flakes to taste ((optional))


  1. Preheat the oven to 450°F with a rack positioned at the upper third of the oven. (Make sure it is not too close to the top.)  
  2. Largely dot a 2-quart baking dish with 1 stick of butter.
  3. In a large bowl, season green beans to taste with salt and pepper. Gently mix to combine.
  4. Add green beans to a buttered baking dish.
  5. In a medium bowl, use a rubber spatula to mix together the remaining stick of butter, 1 teaspoon salt, oregano, parsley, garlic, bread crumbs, clam juice, and chile flakes (if using) until a paste forms. Crumble, in very large chunks, over green beans, allowing some green beans to peek through around the edges.
  6. Bake until golden brown and butter is bubbly on bottom, about 15–20 minutes.
  7. Garnish with parsley.