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Basil Green Beans

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Basil and lemon-pepper really come through this speedy way to dress up frozen green beans. 'My husband and I find that being retired does not mean we're idle,' remarks Marilou Candela of Licking, Missouri. 'Some days we're very busy, so this side dish is a favorite.'"
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15 m servings
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Combine all ingredients in a saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer for 6-8 minutes or until beans are tender.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One 1/2-cup serving (prepared with salt-free lemon-pepper and reduced-fat margarine and without salt) equals 42 calories, 32 mg sodium, 0 cholesterol, 7 gm carbohydrate, 2 gm protein, 2 gm fat, 3 gm fiber. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


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I used fresh french green beans, and instead of all margarine I used half olive oil and half margarine. I sauteed a little (one clove) finely minced garlic, then stirred in the lemon pepper and...

These beans were very tasty. The seasonings were really good! I used fresh French style beans instead of frozen. I saw that the recipe called for the ingredients to "boil", but didn't see any li...

I did follow your lead, but I used green beans, basil, and lemon balm from my garden, and added a little olive oil and steamed them.

Nice pop of flavor for ordinary green beans. I didn't measure, but I do know I used more than two teaspoons of butter!

I followed the advice of 2 other reviewers... used butter and olive oil, sauted some minced garlic, the lemon pepper and basil (I used fresh and it was great)before adding the frozen beans. I th...

I'm always looking for ways to cook my frozen veggies and this was perfect. Better than plain salt and pepper, but nothing my son wouldn't eat. I used regular cut frozen green beans and they tur...

Really nice and easy weeknight recipe. I followed the advice of another review... used butter and olive oil, sauted some minced garlic, the lemon pepper and basil (I used fresh and it was great)...

This is delicious! We are looking forward to our garden green beans this summer, although frozen green beans worked wonderfully with this recipe too. Absolutely delicious, it was a family hit, e...

An easy way to add a little extra flavor to plain green beans. I used fresh green beans and sauteed in the butter and seasonings until tender and a bit caramelized. A nice blend of flavors.