Green Beans with Creamy Pistachio Sauce

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 30 min.


10 servings

Updated: Jun. 27, 2023
I was asked to bring vegetables for a party and wasn’t feeling inspired until I remembered Mom served green beans with butter and evaporated milk. I love pistachios, so I added those instead of almonds. Everybody wanted the recipe, and I was really pleased—very little work and lots of happy family and friends! —Loretta Ouellette, Pompano Beach, Florida
Green Beans with Creamy Pistachio Sauce Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup evaporated milk
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Place green beans and salt in a Dutch oven; add water to cover. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until tender, stirring occasionally, 5-8 minutes. Drain and remove from pan.
  2. In the same pan, melt butter over medium heat. Add pistachios; cook and stir until pistachios begin to brown, 1-2 minutes. Stir in evaporated milk; bring to a boil. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened, 2-4 minutes. Add green beans; heat through, stirring to coat with sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 177 calories, 14g fat (7g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 365mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 4g fiber), 5g protein.