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Basil Beans Recipe

Since I grow lots of green beans and basil in my garden, this is a popular side dish in my home. These flavored beans round out a variety of meals.—Sue Gronholz, Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • 1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain.
  • 2. Place beans in a serving dish. Add the basil, butter, salt and pepper. Toss until butter is melted and beans are evenly coated. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 56 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 330mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.

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