Garlic Butter Green Beans Recipe
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Garlic Butter Green Beans Recipe

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"One summer, when my parents had a huge crop of green beans from their garden, I created this recipe," Erika Niehoff relates from Eveleth, Minnesota. "My children just love this yummy dish with garden fresh green beans."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 60 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 7-9 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a small nonstick saucepan, cook garlic in butter until tender. Remove from the heat; stir in the lemon juice, sugar and pepper.
  2. Transfer the beans to a serving bowl; add garlic butter and stir to coat. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Butter Green Beans in Light & Tasty April/May 2006, p13

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mndunlap User ID: 1224850 153393
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"This is our favorite way to lightly dress up fresh green beans. We've made them for guests who have asked for the recipe too. Our 5-year old loves them and often has 5-6 helpings. No leftovers when you serve this dish."

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