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Green Beans with Thyme

Chopped onion, thyme and other seasonings give fresh green beans great flavor.—Doris Dibert, Everett, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3/4 teaspoon minced fresh thyme or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika


  • In a 3-qt. saucepan, combine beans, water and salt; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, saute the onion in butter until tender. Add parsley, lemon juice, thyme and paprika. Drain beans; add butter mixture and toss to coat.

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  • smagal
    Jul 29, 2015

    It was good, but not my family's favorite green bean side

  • tshrwh
    Jun 26, 2013

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  • dzz1qy
    Jan 23, 2013

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  • scrapo
    Mar 7, 2011

    I made these for a special b-day meal for my MIL. They got rave reviews!

  • daisey5
    Feb 3, 2010

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  • kath518
    Mar 23, 2009

    This recipe is delicious!