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Easy Sauteed Green Beans

—Nick Iverson, Lead Test Cook Taste of Home magazine.


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Place beans and water in a large skillet. Bring to a boil; cook covered until beans are crisp tender, 4-6 minutes. Drain.
  • In now empty skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add beans; cook and stir until beans are tender, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

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  • annrms
    Jan 26, 2020

    Basic method helps fresh green beans to shine. We enjoyed this simple dish with other dishes with higher flavor profiles so it was perfect...didn't compete...just good!