Dehydrating Green Beans

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For dehydrating green beans, just as in canning green beans, you want to start with fresh, tender pods. Picking first thing in the morning will give you nice, crispy produce. If you are picking in your own garden…go ahead and snack on a few beans. Yum. And oh, so good for you.

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How to Dehydrate Green Beans

Wash beans in cold water and snap the ends off.

Blanching Green Beans for Dehydrating

Blanch green beans for 5 minutes. This will help the beans to dehydrate quicker. It releases some of the juices and stops enzyme actions.

To blanch, simply plunge green beans in boiling water for 5 minutes. Start counting time as soon as you dunk the beans.

A large pot full of blanched green beans.

Then plunge them into cold or even ice water. This cools the beans and stops the cooking process.

Pouring hot green beans into a bowl of ice water that is sitting in the sink.

Drain well and cut into 1-inch pieces.

Chopping green beans into smaller pieces using a large chef knife.

Dehydrating Green Beans

Place in a single layer on a dehydrator tray. Be sure the beans are spread enough that air flows freely around them.

Small green bean pieces spread evenly over the dehydrator trays.

Dry at 125 degrees until dry and crispy. Check every so often (every couple of hours) and stir the beans around. This will encourage them to dry evenly.

Dried green bean pieces on the dehydrator tray.

They are done when they are crispy. Store in an airtight container.

A good dehydrator is the essential piece of equipment. The most recommended is the Excalibur dehydrator.

I personally have a commercial dehydrator from Cabela’s, but I don’t think they’re available any longer. Maybe you can find another brand that’s similiar at Amazon?

Cabela's dehydrator with the door open to reveal the trays stacked inside.

Recipe Card

Dehydrating Green Beans

Learn all about dehydrating green beans here! Start with fresh, tender bean pods.
Print Recipe
A bowl of freshly picked green beans in the garden.
Prep Time:30 minutes
Dehydrating Time:12 hours
Total Time:12 hours 30 minutes


  • Green Beans fresh & tender
  • Water
  • Ice


  • Wash and snap ends off beans.
  • Blanch in boiling water for 5 minutes.
  • Plunge beans into ice water.
  • Drain well. Cut into 1” pieces.
  • Place in a single layer on a dehydrator tray, allowing air flow around them.
  • Dry at 125 degrees until dry and crispy.
  • Store in an airtight container.

How Do You Use Dehydrated Green Beans?

Coming soon!

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Page last updated: 6/9/2021

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2 years ago

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Do you use or even recommend those little silica dehydration packets? If so, any idea where to buy them?