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Basil Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


3 servings

Basil and lemon-pepper really come through with this speedy way to dress up frozen green beans. "My husband and I find that being retired does not mean we're idle," remarks Marilou Candela of Licking, Missouri. "Some days we're very busy, so this side dish is a favorite."


  • 2 cups frozen French-style green beans
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • Salt to taste, optional


  1. Combine all ingredients in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until beans are tender.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 42 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 32mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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