Skip to main content New<> this month
Get the Allrecipes magazine

Chef Bill's Green Bean Almondine with Cranberries

Rated as 4.75 out of 5 Stars

"This is a wonderfully flavored side item, served with your favorite meat or veggie plate. Serve warm."
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


10 m servings 133
Original recipe yields 2 servings


{{model.addEditText}} Print
  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

Explore more


Read all reviews 11
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

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...

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.

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...

Super good...served at a holiday dinner and everyone loved it! Seems fancy,

Very simple and compliments a noodle dish easily. Adds color and texture that brighten up plates. Definitely making again.

Great recipe. I used lime juice rather than orange juice. It worked fine. I think any citrus would work well. I also added some mushrooms and fresh garlic but otherwise followed the recipe. ...

These were delicious. Seriously had my doubts with cranberries, but was pleasantly surprised

Made this last night and it was a hit! These beans finished ahead of the rest of the meal, so I popped on a lid and let the cranberries absorb the OJ fully. Delish!