Green Beans with Yellow-Pepper Butter Recipe
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Green Beans with Yellow-Pepper Butter Recipe

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Colorful, crunchy and buttery, this bean dish comes together quickly and will be a hit at your holiday table. For variation, sprinkle toasted pine nuts over the top just before serving. —Judie White, Florien, Louisiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:12 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 12 servings


  • 3 medium sweet yellow peppers, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1/2 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2-1/4 pounds fresh green beans

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 145 calories, 12g fat (6g saturated fat), 25mg cholesterol, 180mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein .


  1. Finely chop 1-1/2 yellow peppers. In a large skillet, heat 2 tablespoons butter over medium-high heat. Add chopped peppers; cook and stir until tender.
  2. Place pine nuts, lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining butter in a food processor; process until blended. Add cooked peppers; process to blend.
  3. Place beans in a Dutch oven and cover with water. Cut remaining 1-1/2 peppers into thin strips; add to beans. Bring to a boil. Cook, covered, 5-7 minutes or until vegetables are crisp-tender; drain well and return to pot. Add butter mixture and toss to coat. Yield: 12 servings.
Originally published as Green Beans with Yellow-Pepper Butter in Simple & Delicious October/November 2013, p44

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pajamaangel 252871
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2016

"Very good, but way too much butter"

xlsalbums 243383
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2016

"There was a lot of butter! But it made good sauce. My blender didn't make it creamy enough though."

AfterAgnesDowner 241371
Reviewed Jan. 9, 2016

"Really GOOD! used cashews instead of pine nuts. used more beans than called for 3 lbs.

very nice change from the ordinary."

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