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Buttery Basil Beans

I grow green beans and basil and I thought I'd try combining the two. The results were yummy, particularly since the beans remain crisp and fresh tasting.—Bernadette Bennett, Waco, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 4 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon chicken bouillon granules
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 teaspoon dried basil


  • In a large saucepan, bring water and bouillon to a boil. Add the beans. Cook for 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Stir in butter and basil.

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  • pols005
    Mar 31, 2013

    I substituted vegetable broth mixed with water and used about 1 T of fresh basil. Yum!

  • BernadetteLee
    Jul 11, 2010

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    Mar 16, 2009

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