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Green Beans Amandine

It's hard to improve on the taste Mother Nature gives to fresh green beans, but Mom has done just that for years using this green beans amandine recipe. I have always thought the crunchy almonds were a super addition. —Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional


  • Place beans and water in a large skillet or saucepan and bring to a boil. Cover and cook until crisp-tender, 10-15 minutes; drain and set aside.
  • In a large skillet, cook almonds in butter over low heat. Stir in lemon juice and, if desired, seasoned salt. Add beans and heat through.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 125 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.

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  • annrms
    Apr 15, 2020

    Delicious! I skipped the lemon juice and used no-salt lemon pepper seasoning.

  • cheriinil
    Apr 14, 2020

    This is a great recipe . I only had frozen green beans I also added so lemon pepper seasoning. I made lemon pepper chicken and was looking for a veggie to serve it with. It went well with it.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Apr 10, 2020

    This recipe is super easy and delicious. Hubby and I cleaned our plates. A great side dish when time is of the essence. I highly recommend this recipe. Volunteer Field Editor

  • valdater
    Dec 12, 2016

    love this recipe

  • KarenTrimmer52
    Jul 23, 2016

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  • Elvis2
    Dec 24, 2014

    Awesome ,super easy great Xmas dish would make it again

  • KarenKeefe
    Sep 21, 2014

    Super easy and delicious!

  • ppolen
    Jan 17, 2011

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    Dec 14, 2010


  • mtnmamaB&B
    Nov 25, 2010

    substituted chicken broth for the water. Drained, added honey roasted almonds and a little lemon zest~