60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1

These string beans are terrific as a side dish to any Italian main course. They are a staple in my kitchen.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Directions

  • Place the green beans in a saucepan with a lid and pour enough water over the beans to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover; simmer until the beans are tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain. Spread the beans onto paper towels to dry.

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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; stir the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese into the melted butter. Reduce heat to low; add the beans and cook and stir until the beans are heated through and the crumbs are beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the parsley over the mixture to serve.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

Nutrition Facts

156 calories; 9.5 g total fat; 23 mg cholesterol; 283 mg sodium. 14.9 g carbohydrates; 4.7 g protein; Full Nutrition


Reviews (44)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
Really good! As suggested I also skipped the parsley and added two big cloves of minced garlic which I sauteed in the butter before adding the other ingredients. I will be making this side dish often!
(25)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2011
I followed the directions exactly and did not care for this recipe. The bread crumbs fell off and got gummy. It wasn't pretty.
(6)
60 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/25/2009
Really good! As suggested I also skipped the parsley and added two big cloves of minced garlic which I sauteed in the butter before adding the other ingredients. I will be making this side dish often!
(25)
Rating: 4 stars
08/17/2009
This recipe was a good way to change up green beans. My sister had seconds and she never eats green beans! I added minced garlic to the beans as they were boiling and skipped the parsley. Thanks for the recipe.
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
11/19/2011
Had some bakery croutons in the freezer that got completely squished - perfect for this recipe. Not a lot to criticize or analyze on this one - prepared this exactly as written and would do so again. Loved it - took the lowly green being from boring and merely edible to interesting elegant and delicious.
(14)
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Rating: 1 stars
08/04/2011
I followed the directions exactly and did not care for this recipe. The bread crumbs fell off and got gummy. It wasn't pretty.
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2012
I was looking for a real Italian recipe with real ingredients. I love this recipe. I did make some changes- I used a 1 lb bag of frozen green beans cooked according to directions then (seperate pan) melted the butter (only using 2 Tbsp) and added minced garlic once brown I added the green beans and mixed together. Then I added the parmesan cheese. I omited the parsley (taste) and bread crumbs (making it low carb!). My daughter ate 3 portions! When I'm not low carbing I plan on making this recipe exactly as is.
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/25/2011
I skipped the parsley also and added garlic pepper & seasoned salt. I was in a hurry to make the green beans and didn't measure out the bread crumbs or cheese -- and it still tasted yummy! Great simple recipe for using fresh beans.
(5)
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2011
omg amazing i will never make green beans another way my family and i loved them i also skipped the parsley and added some garlic thanks so much xx
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
08/25/2009
This was a great recipe! I skipped the parsley as well and added garlic. Simple and great. Thanks!
(3)
Rating: 4 stars
06/04/2010
Great and easy way to make green beans different!
(2)