Easy Green Beans with Cream Cheese


With only three ingredients, these easy-to-make green beans with cream cheese will have even the pickiest of kids eating them. Adults love them too!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 (14.5 ounce) cans green beans (such as Del Monte)

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 2 tablespoons cream cheese

  • salt and cracked black pepper to taste


  1. Drain most of the water from green beans and add beans to a saucepan over medium heat. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, and simmer for 10 minutes.

  2. Add butter and cream cheese to the saucepan with green beans. Stir until melted and well incorporated, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.


Fresh green beans can be used in place of canned.

For a lower-calorie version, Neufchâtel cheese can be used in place of cream cheese.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

123 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 123
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 5g 27%
Cholesterol 23mg 8%
Sodium 633mg 28%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 17%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 44%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 2mg 11%
Potassium 236mg 5%

* 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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