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Chef Bill's Green Bean Almondine with Cranberries

Rated as 4.83 out of 5 Stars

"This is a wonderfully flavored side item, served with your favorite meat or veggie plate. Serve warm."
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10 m servings 133
Original recipe yields 2 servings


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  1. Heat butter in a small skillet over medium heat until it starts to brown and smell nutty, 3 to 5 minutes. Add green beans, garlic powder, and salt; cook and stir until tender, about 2 minutes. Add almonds and cranberries; toss lightly to combine. Pour orange juice over green beans and season with white pepper.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Substitute 1/4 teaspoon minced garlic for the powder if desired.
  • Substitute lime or lemon juice for the orange if preferred.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 133 calories; 8.9 11.9 2.3 15 296 Full nutrition

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so much yum! i needed a quick veggie dish, had some french beans on hand and made this in about 7 minutes. i loved it! didn't have any orange juice so i skipped it, but the craisins provided jus...

Made it exactly as written, but I recommend cooking the green beans at least partially before adding them to the butter.

1.6.17 I rehydrated the cranberries in hot water for about 5 minutes and toasted the almonds. This is easy enough for a weeknight dinner, but tasty enough to serve to company. Nice recipe.

Green beans are not my husband's favorite veggie - until now! I use defrosted frozen petite beans, followed the recipe exactly, and he loves them! I may have gotten my husband to eat and enjoy r...

The best brand I have made in a long time

This was fantastic! The best green beans ever and will be perfect for company. I made enough to have leftovers but my husband finished them all that night. The only change I made was to double ...

Since I was making this for a crowd, I adjusted the ingredients as I had at least four times the amount of green beans. I only used about 2/3 of the garlic powder and reduced the butter to two ...

I made it for Thanksgiving, and unfortunately used frozen green beans that were kind of mushy and flavorless. Next time I'll use fresh green beans and steam them until they're almost done before...