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Pepper Parmesan Beans

A colorful mixture of peppers and green beans gets an Italian treatment with basil and Parmesan cheese in this delightful vegetable dish. The garlic adds a savory zip. —Marian Platt, Sequim, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 1 large sweet red pepper, diced
  • 1 small green pepper, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 to 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese


  • In a large skillet, saute the peppers, onion and garlic in oil until the vegetables are tender, about 3 minutes. Add the beans, basil and salt; toss to coat. Cover and cook over medium-low heat for 7-8 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Stir in cheese; serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 107 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 2mg cholesterol, 357mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • Joan
    Apr 21, 2019

    Every time I serve these everyone wants the recipe. The fresh ingredients make all the difference. I love them and I'm not a huge fan of many vegetables.

  • rmbarr059
    Feb 28, 2018

    Nice change from the usual boring green beans. I actually forgot to put in the parmesan cheese, so I’m sure it will be even more delicious next time I make it and remember :)

  • 302harrison
    Aug 10, 2017

    This is my favorite green bean recipe. Have made it many times and people love it.

  • cindyscookiecupboard
    Aug 21, 2016

    I made this recipe as directed. Very tasty. Will make again.

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    May 14, 2009

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