Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter Recipe
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Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter Recipe

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Colorful, crunchy and buttery, these beans will be a hit at your holiday table. For a variation, sprinkle pine nuts over the top before serving. Judie White, Florien, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 medium sweet yellow peppers, divided
  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 146 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein .


  1. Finely chop one yellow pepper. In a small skillet, saute pepper in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Set aside.
  2. Place the pine nuts, lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining butter in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Add cooked pepper; cover and process until blended. Set butter mixture aside.
  3. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cut remaining pepper into thin strips; add to beans. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place vegetables in a large bowl; add butter mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter in Taste of Home October/November 2010, p87

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tammycookblogsbooks 192168
Reviewed Feb. 28, 2014

"This is a tasty way to dress up green beans. I didn't have pine nuts so they weren't in my final product. I also didn't use a food processor. I just cooked my green beans in a sauce pan while I sauteed my peppers in margarine in a skillet. I then added everything to the skillet and mixed it well."

ed0178 193351
Reviewed Nov. 24, 2010

"I made this for a sub-set of my family in September, and it was so good that I am making it again for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow! Many rave reviews. Tomorrow I am going to try making it with Sunflower Seeds instead of Pine Nuts. A little different flavor, but a completely different price tag....much cheaper to use Sunflower Seeds in place of Pine Nuts."

tablefor4 191052
Reviewed Nov. 16, 2010

"Colorful presentation, fresh taste. Yet another inventive way to make green beans!"

augirl54 180775
Reviewed Nov. 15, 2010

"Yes, but would not use Pine nuts imported from China"

yxr 189952
Reviewed Oct. 22, 2010

"Excellent! Buttery flavor without being rich. Beans and yellow pepper are a tasty combination!"

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