Green Beans Amandine

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 20 min.


4 servings

Updated: Aug. 01, 2023
It's hard to improve on the taste Mother Nature gives to fresh green beans, but Mom has done just that for years using this green beans amandine recipe. I have always thought the crunchy almonds were a super addition. —Brenda DuFresne, Midland, Michigan


  • 1 pound fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon seasoned salt, optional


  1. Place beans and 1/2 cup water in a large skillet or saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook until beans are crisp-tender, 10-15 minutes; drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, cook almonds in butter over low heat. Stir in lemon juice and, if desired, seasoned salt. Add beans and heat through.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 125 calories, 9g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 53mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable.