Chef Bill's Green Bean Almondine with Cranberries


Green beans, cranberries, and almonds are tossed in brown butter and finished with a splash of orange juice in this wonderfully flavored side dish. Serve warm alongside your favorite meat.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins


  • 1 tablespoon butter

  • 1 cup green beans

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder, or to taste (Optional)

  • salt to taste

  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds

  • 2 tablespoons sweetened dried cranberries (such as Craisins®)

  • 1 splash orange juice

  • ground white pepper to taste


  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 beans are tender, about 2 minutes.

  2. Add almonds and cranberries; toss lightly to combine. Add orange juice and season with white pepper.


You can substitute 1/4 teaspoon minced fresh garlic for the garlic powder and either lime or lemon juice for the orange juice.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

134 Calories
9g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 134
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 296mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 7mg 33%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 138mg 3%

* 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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