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Herbed Green Beans

 Herbed Green Beans
From Marshfield, Missouri, Bernice Morris writes, "The herb butter makes this green bean side dish so pleasant. I always serve it with a ham dinner...don't forget the hot rolls!"
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 1-1/2 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/4 teaspoon paprika


  • In a large saucepan, cover beans with water; Bring to a boil. Cook,
  • uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Meanwhile, in a
  • skillet, saute onion in butter until tender. Add the remaining
  • ingredients. Drain beans; stir in onion mixture. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (prepared with margarine and without salt) equals 76 calories, 4 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 42 mg sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.