Basil Green Beans Recipe
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Basil Green Beans Recipe

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Basil and lemon-pepper really come through with this speedy way to dress up frozen green beans. "My husband and I find that being retired does not mean we're idle," remarks Marilou Candela of Licking, Missouri. "Some days we're very busy, so this side dish is a favorite."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 2 cups frozen French-style green beans
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Salt to taste, optional

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 42 calories, 2g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1/2 fat


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until beans are tender. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Basil Green Beans in Quick Cooking January/February 2000, p8

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Reviewed Aug. 13, 2011

"very easy and tasty side dish. definitely a keeper.thanks for sharing:)"

Reviewed Dec. 15, 2010

"Easy, tasty recipe with no added calories."

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