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Best Green Beans

Federal law may not actually state that you must serve mac 'n' cheese with green beans—but why would you really put anything else alongside the quintessential pasta and cheese bake? The gooey sauce and indulgent carbs practically scream "eat us with something green!" yet a salad can feel a little too healthy. This simple recipe is quick and easy, and the beans remain crisp tender, offering a pleasant contrast to the soft macaroni.

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