Green Beans with Creamy Pistachio Sauce
I was asked to bring vegetables for a party and wasn’t feeling inspired until I remembered Mom served them 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
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.