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Tangy Italian Green Beans


  • 1/2 pound fresh or frozen cut green beans
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2-1/4 teaspoons seasoned bread crumbs
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons olive oil


  • 1. Place beans and water in a microwave-safe dish. Cover and microwave on high for 4-5 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the cheese, bread crumbs, garlic salt and pepper. Drain beans; drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with cheese mixture and toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 85 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 309mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


Average Rating: 4.75
  • cynandtom
    Jun 7, 2019
    These green beans were simple to prepare and absolutely delicious. Hubby even said he would like to prepare other vegetables this way as well.
  • mamamarie
    Jan 14, 2016

    Good recipe, except I used regular garlic, sauteed in the olive oil, additional Parmesan cheese and Italian Bread Crumbs. Thanks.

  • mamamerg
    Jan 17, 2011

    Fantastic recipe as is! Even my 14-month-old daughter likes them!

  • tcarder
    Dec 31, 1969

    I added sliced almonds for a dinner party and swapped garlic powder for the garlic salt (not too fond of garlic salt - too salty for me). I also used multi-cracked pepper (pink, red, green, black, etc.) and it was a SUPER HIT!! Think when the farmer's market is in full swing and everything is in season other herbs would enhance the green beans - or I might add other fresh veggies to extend the batch for bbq get togethers. Thanks, Rudy, I'm always looking for new recipes for green beans since I LOVE them!

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