Lemon Pepper Green Beans
These green beans are easy and delicious. They are a bit tangy, spicy, and crunchy with the almonds. My family's favorite!
These green beans are easy and delicious. They are a bit tangy, spicy, and crunchy with the almonds. My family's favorite!
I loved this dish! What a delicious and elegant recipe for company. I always use fresh green beans.... there's really no comparison to others. Adjust the lemon pepper seasoning to your own taste starting with 1 tsp.Read More
Two stars as written, if for no other reason than that this recipe calls for an extraordinarily large amount of lemon pepper seasoning and I knew better not to use that much. Curious, I measured it out in a prep bowl to see just how much that amount of seasoning looked like and was amazed--if I didn't know better I would think there was a misprint in the recipe. On the other hand, there is nothing extraordinary at all about green beans with butter and almonds, which would have made this only average at best, even using a more realistic measure of the lemon pepper seasoning.Read More
Two stars as written, if for no other reason than that this recipe calls for an extraordinarily large amount of lemon pepper seasoning and I knew better not to use that much. Curious, I measured it out in a prep bowl to see just how much that amount of seasoning looked like and was amazed--if I didn't know better I would think there was a misprint in the recipe. On the other hand, there is nothing extraordinary at all about green beans with butter and almonds, which would have made this only average at best, even using a more realistic measure of the lemon pepper seasoning.
I loved this dish! What a delicious and elegant recipe for company. I always use fresh green beans.... there's really no comparison to others. Adjust the lemon pepper seasoning to your own taste starting with 1 tsp.
These were delicious!
I followed the recipe exactly and thought it was excellent! As one reviewer may have said, there is nothing special about lemon pepper and almonds in green beans, but its simplicity makes it easy and delicious. It was great to find something new and interesting to try with the extra summer green beans! Thanks for the recipe!
Sounds too simple. But I got raves at all my Holiday dinners for them. The kids even had seconds (which was really weird). Works with frozen petite beans as well as blanched fresh ones.
Very easy, quick, and tasty addition to veggies. My 17-year old said "awesome". I used a little less lemon pepper then called for and added regular pepper and salt. Would be good with a number of veggies. Next time I'm trying broccoli.
If you're a fan of lemon pepper (which I happen to be), these are for you! Very tasty, thanks Annette!
We love this recipe! So easy and quick but delicious. I only had a little over a 1/2 pound of green beans and that wasn't going to feed 6 this evening. So, I decided to add a few new red potatoes. I don't have a steamer, just put the potatoes in a bowl with a splash of water, covered with plastic wrap and microwaved until fork tender. Repeat with the green beans and proceed with the recipe, seasoning with the lemon pepper to taste. Worked out great! Everyone gave this one 5 stars. Thanks for sharing!
I also used frozen green beans that I microwaved beforehand. Very easy, great-tasting recipe.
One of my favorite recipes. Too spicy for kids, but perfect for adults. Even my father-in-law, who doesn't eat ANY vegetables, ate these. I NEVER have any leftovers.
Yum!! These green beans were great! I used frozen green beans and chopped my own almonds. I am so happy to find such a simply-made, yet delicious side dish.
Very good recipe! Baked covered with foil in oven for 30 minutes and another 15 minutes uncovered. Used half of the lemon pepper and was just right for us.
I LOVED these beans...I steamed frozen beans in the microwave for 6-7 minutes, used 1/2 cup slivered almonds, and I T. lemon juice in place of 1 tsp. of LP seasoning...Received many raves!
This is a wonderful alternative to plain green beans. My husband loved these. The crunchy almonds are delicious with the tangy lemon pepper. I'll be making this again soon & plain to incorporate it into my Thanksgiving dinner.
Very good. Could use a little more zazz, but for a green bean side dish is my favorite find so far. Be careful not to burn your almonds!
This is a great option that allows the vegetable to shine on its own. No bacon, sausage or chicken broth added. We serve this all the time at my guest ranch. Browning the almonds in the butter provides great flavor. It is nice that my vegetarian customers can enjoy this great vegetable.
Recipe is quite simple to make, tastes delicious, and is very elegant. Wonderful side dish for entertaining. My kids liked it, (well 2 out of 3 did) although one objected to it being 'too spicy.' However, if your kids don't like green beans, this isn't going to change their minds...
These green beans were very enjoyable! Very simple and easy to make, and versitile enough to go along side almost any main dish. I love the combination of almonds with green beans, and I never seem to get tired of it. I consider this dish a success because my three year old son ate these first off his plate, even before the baked chicken and rice pilaf. I will make these again sometime soon because it is so easy and went over very well with my family. Thank you for sharing this recipe with us, Annette!
Yum. Came to this website tonight to find a way to flavor up our frozen green beans. This was on the front page.... My 11 y.o. son did most of it, the only changes we made were that we used frozen green beans, I added garlic to the butter and didn't use 2 tsps of lemon pepper...used about 1 tsp. The whole family loved them.
I didn't care for the taste of the lemon pepper with the string beans.
OK, I admit - I cheated! I had a can of Italian cut green beans and this really kicked them up a notch! Talk about fast!
Yum! What a pleasant surprise!! I'm trying to eat more fresh veges.....and these will stay in my recipe box. I don't really measure anything out...just guess at what I'm throwing in...turned out great. Oh, I did use pecans instead of almonds because that's what is always in the pantry. My 'hon liked these too and he's not really into anything with a lot of spice. **Update***...this is my FAVORITE vege recipe!!! I make these all the time now with the pecans instead of almonds. I can't get enough of these!!
Only adjustment is that we cut the lemon pepper in half but otherwise no changes needed for us. Highly recommend for a simple side dish that is also so easy to accomplish.
Very yummy, next time I will use frozen green beans in the off season, too difficult to find good ones in the market. I read the reviews before making it and agree, too much lemon pepper, used 1 tsp instead of 2. Otherwise it was wonderful. Oh and I used slivered almonds instead of sliced.
This was GREAT! My husband said this is the ONLY way he will eat Green Beans = )
Wonderful quick and easy dish. Family rated it a "repeat" Delicious. Wouldn't change a thing about it :)
I was looking for a green bean recipe that was not the usual. I used a bag of frozen slender whole beans, steamed them and followed the recipe as stated. It was wonderful and all of my family loved them! I served them with baked ham and creamy scalloped potatoes. Just a note, 2 teaspoons was not too much lemon pepper, it was just right. Thank you for this recipe. It is a keeper.
these green bean are great! i did tweak the recipe a little, instead of almonds i used pecans. still came out great thanks for sharing the recipe!!
These beans were excellent, the lemon pepper adds so much, this is a great way to dress up green beans. I followed the recipe exactly and loved it.
Used two pkg pettite frozen green bags microwaved in bag then tossed in skillet with the butter/almond/lemon pepper that were well toasted. Delicious!!!
Oh I just loved this recipe, so very easy. But the taste and presentation was just like a restaurant side. Thank you so much for sharing.
Got rave reviews from my dinner guests tonight. I did use a little less lemon pepper than called for in the recipe.
Great recipe, I modified by adding half a clove of garlic, squeezing about a tablespoon of fresh lemon juice and grinding black pepper on top. Turned out great!
I would put about half the lemon pepper required. Wonderful side dish.
These are the best green beans I've ever had! I followed the recipe exactly and they were delicious.
easy and delish!
These are delicious. I didnt change a thing.
I like just the way it is!
I've made this with fresh, canned, and frozen green beans. If you like it a little more lemony just add a tbsp. of lemon juice. Or sometimes I add 1/2 tsp. of garlic powder.
I'm allergic to mushrooms so come Thanksgiving, I can't eat the traditional green bean casserole. I made these last year and my family loved them. They are a bit spicy, so adjust seasoning to taste. Plan on making them again this year.
I made this for thanksgiving, it had too much butter for my taste.
Nice side veggie dish will use again
I used canned beans, but the amount lemon pepper made these beans inedible. It's a good idea that I might try in the future, with about 1/4 the lemon pepper.
These are good. Imagine what they will taste like, and that's exactly what they do.
Delicious and tangy!
So easy, and sooooo good.
Love this recipe. I made it with a chicken dish last night and everyone loved it. I did however add a dash of garlic and 1 tbs. of balsamic vinaigrette to it and it was delish!
Hubby adored these and I thought they were good. Didn't change a thing. Thanks for the recipe.
I halved the butter and nixed the almonds. The peppper was a bit too spicey/hot for my husband (who is usually tolerant of heat) and I. May try again with less pepper.
I don't normally leave reviews, but these are excellent and easy. I used olive oil instead of butter and am still going to give 5 stars because they are easy, different, and delicious.
These were excellent....lots of flavor. Will make them often.
Absolutely NO mistake on the amount of lemon pepper! Perfect as is! I normally don't care for green beans but loved these!
This is the best green bean recipe that I have found! My husband and I loved it!! I used the juice of one lemon and some seasoned pepper in place of the lemon pepper seasoning and it was fabulous!! Will definitely make again!
Followed recipe exactly. I found it way too spicy and not very flavorful. Wasn't awful but I wouldn't make again.
YUMMY! My garden fresh green beans were happy dancing in my mouth.
I didn't have almonds so I used walnuts but I think this recipe would give good results with any kind of nuts. An different way to fix green beans!
Delicious! Thanks for sharing this easy recipe. We enjoyed it very much. Prepared exactly as written.
Really good! I used frozen green beans and only 1 tsp. of lemon pepper. Will make again!
This dish was terrific with our Thanksgiving dinner. 4 stars only because it's so simple and easy. Wish I'd thought of it.
I didn't quite have a pound of beans, so I cut back on the pepper and still thought it to be overpowering. I would use much less the next time and definately Would use fresh green beans,not canned like I used. I'm sure there would be a big difference. Thanks Annette!
Very good, but then I LOVE Lemon Pepper. I will make this easy dish again soon. A nice twist!
This is an easy and impressive side dish. I used fresh green beans and Mrs. Dash lemon pepper. This turned out fantastic!
I made this for this first time for Thanksgiving, so I was nervous about how it would turn out! I think it was a big hit. The only thing I would recommend is to undercook the beans just a little bit if you are going to take them to someone else's house. Mine were done just right, but then I transported them warm for about an hour, and then they were rewarmed in an oven for about 10 minutes. That was enough to make the beans a little softer than I wanted.
Interesting... I just don't think that I'm a fan of green beans, if you are, then you would probably like this recipe, I just don't think I like them LoL which is why I can't really review this fairly
Will make a version of these every Thanksgiving...easy on the lemon pepper though. Otherwise good recipe.
lemon pepper is very spicy and salty, use sparingly
Delicious! I've been looking for new ways to cook green beans and this is by far the best I've tried. Zesty and full of flavor! A little too spicy for kids I think so maybe reduce the lemon pepper a little and add fresh lemon juice but other than that I wouldn't make any changes.
This was a simple and tasty side dish. Will definitely do it again now that I have the Lemon Pepper (why hadn't I purchased that before?!)
These were SOOO good! I wanted to try something that was flavorful and low cal. These exceeded my expecations and will be on the menu again and again! Thanks for sharing this one!
Super easy! I put in lemon zest, lemon juice, and ground pepper since I didn't have any lemon pepper. It is a nice, simple side.
Really good, especially for being so simple. I doubled the recipe except that I only used about 3 tablespoon of the lemon pepper, and that was just right.
Very delicious! I actually cut the green beans back to a 1/2lb and added a 1/2lb of fresh asparagus to it, and used olive oil instead of butter which actually tasted better in my opinion. Very easy to make too!
We weren't 'wowed' by this recipe. I added some garlic powder and it was better.
Very good, very light summer side dish. Perfect compliment to grilled foods. Thanks!
The green beans in the produce dept. looked like spinach, so I bought and used a "steamer" bag of green & yellow beans. Those cooked in the microwave while I prepared the almonds. FANTASTIC flavor and super easy. I doubt I'll ever try with fresh beans as it will take more prep time. I thought the amount of lemon pepper was fine.
great recipe and easy to fix-family loved it! Will definitely make it a regular.
I fixed these last night and they were great and I just love fresh green beans. I will use half the amount of almonds because my family just had tons of almonds left on their plates. I think they were delicious.
A quick easy veggie side dish. I've made them w/ frozen beans, and they were still good.
Perfect side dish for Baked Salmon or Pork Chops. I also saute a little bit of onion with my almonds for just a little more kick! WONDERFUL!
Very Good. This was a nice variation for green beans. I will definitely make it again.
Amazing recipe it has a nice fresh crunch from the green beans and has a nice flavor of the lemon pepper. I only said 4 stars because it was over seasoned a little bit for me.
How is this recipe so good?? Based on the ingredients I thought it would just be OK, but it was awesome. I made it with fresh beans and some European style butter. Just fantastic.
so easy but so tasty...the combination of the almonds, butter and lemon pepper is very different
Quick, easy, good.
I heart fresh green beans and now I heart this recipe for making them fancy-pants (and delicious)!
These were good, but I prefer my green beans without butter. They seemed a bit heavy for my taste.
Liked this recipe. I used less lemon pepper, and added a squirt of fresh lemon and lemon zest. Made this for Mother's day today, and it went over well.
Really simple and delicious. We used it with the green beans from our CSA. Yum!
Like other reviewers said, 2 tsp of lemon pepper seasoning may be too much! I used just 1tsp and it made for a wonderful dish! I wish I had used perfectly fresh green beans (mine had been bagged for about a week before I used 'em!) because I know it would have been even yummier had the beans been more fresh. Wonderful, simple recipe, and a great side dish to most dinners!
made as a side for a dinner get-together, and they were perfect. They tasted like the green beans you get at a fancy steak restaurant, and then wonder why your green beans never taste like that- well, now I know how. HA!
Never thought I liked lemon pepper, but now I'm obsessed with it. This recipe was incredible. I've cooked it for nearly everyone I know and all of them have used the recipe for their own meals. THANKS!
Fantastic!! Even my fussy one liked this. It has a very refreshing flavour. I made this with Cordon Blue and it went very well together there was nothing left!! Thanks for the great recipe.
My family enjoyed these for a special birthday dinner. I used frozen green beans, steamed. I doubled the amount of lemon pepper, butter, and almonds. We'll have these again.
These were a huge hit!!! I forgot the almonds at home so I fried shallot rings instead. It added the crunchy texture with a little yum!!!
Nice and simple.
THANK YOU for this recipe... it is a weekly dish in our home. Because I have two under the age of three, I use McCormick lemon & herb seasoning in place of the lemon pepper. There are never leftovers and guests always ask how I did it. I thought this was a website to exchange recipes.... not only for originals but ones used everyday. Unlike other reviewers, I don't use a cookbook... this is my cookbook.
this was great with steamed fish. i made it with real lemon juice, replaced the almonds with pumpkin seeds and added sliced garlic cloves. it was great, thanks for the recipe!
My family totally loved the beans done this way. It really takes the bordem out of beans and dresses them up. I followed the recipe, but cut back on the lemon pepper to 1 tsp.and decided near the end to add chopped roasted red peppers for more colour. You can buy peppers already prepared in a jar in the grocery stores. This is a keeper.