Pan-Fried Butter Beans


This pan-fried butter bean recipe is delicious, super-easy, and good for you too.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 (15 ounce) can butter beans - drained, rinsed, and patted dry

  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and smashed

  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or more to taste

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar


  1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-low heat. Add beans; cook and stir until slightly golden and crispy, about 10 minutes. Stir in garlic, rosemary, pepper flakes, salt, and pepper and continue cooking until crispy, about 5 minutes. Discard garlic and stir in vinegar.

Chef's Note:

You can use sherry vinegar and other fresh herbs instead of white wine vinegar and rosemary.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

167 Calories
10g Fat
14g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 167
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 373mg 16%
Total Carbohydrate 14g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 1mg 4%
Calcium 38mg 3%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 14mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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