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Fabulous Green Beans

My family loves this buttery sauce over green beans, whether they’re garden fresh or frozen. Another greeny option: Try sugar snap peas. —Lori Daniels, Beverly, West Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon grated lemon zest


  • Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, heat the remaining ingredients until butter is melted. Transfer beans to a serving bowl; drizzle with butter mixture and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 165 calories, 15g fat (8g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 382mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • cynandtom
    Feb 10, 2021

    Nice, easy, flavorful side dish!

  • RLiberty
    Feb 18, 2016

    Great recipe, very good flavors - a definite do again!

  • lindallang
    Aug 17, 2015

    Very good! We make this often.

  • smagal
    Jul 16, 2015

    Very Good!!

  • mjlouk
    May 16, 2015

    Wow! These were amazing! So good!

  • millsapm
    Apr 12, 2015

    Made it as written and seemed like too much butter for us. And the seasoning was just OK.

  • dancingfool
    Jan 1, 2015

    Very good recipe! A wonderful change from steamed or casserole type green beans.

  • MurphyNJ
    Dec 20, 2014

    My family loved this! I didn't happen to have a steamer basket, so I just boiled the green beans just until they were crisp/tender. The sauce was super-easy and delicious. I will definitely make this again - for a simple dinner or a more elaborate one.

  • missjennieredhot
    Nov 2, 2014

    Delicious !

  • GFfriend
    Aug 22, 2014

    A hit with guests . A new favorite.