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Basil-Garlic Green Beans

These are a result of getting my son, Mark, to eat green beans. He loves them extra garlicky. —Jenny Witcraft, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    12 servings


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 5 tablespoons reduced-fat butter, cubed
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried basil


  • Place beans in a large Dutch oven and cover with water. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and keep warm.
  • In the same pan, melt butter. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute or until golden brown. Add basil and beans; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 37mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • pajamaangel
    Dec 10, 2015

    Nicely seasoned. The garlic is not overwhelming like I thought they would be.

  • jackieslist
    Jan 8, 2012

    It was fast, easy, and everyone with dietary limits could eat it. It was a bid hit!

  • whitecake
    Dec 5, 2009

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