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

60 calories: 3/4 cup, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 35mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 0 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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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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