Skillet Butter Green Beans

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"There's nothing better than fresh summer green beans just picked from the garden, this is one of my favorite ways of making fresh beans, plain, simple and delicious!"

Original is 4 servings


  • Serving Size: 1 (138.2 g)
  • Calories 112.1
  • Total Fat - 8.9 g
  • Saturated Fat - 5.5 g
  • Cholesterol - 22.9 mg
  • Sodium - 140.9 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate - 7.9 g
  • Dietary Fiber - 3.1 g
  • Sugars - 3.7 g
  • Protein - 2.2 g
  • Calcium - 45.1 mg
  • Iron - 1.2 mg
  • Vitamin C - 13.8 mg
  • Thiamin - 0.1 mg

Step by Step Method

Step 1

Using a large bowl prepare a ice water bath and set aside.

Step 2

Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add 2 teaspoons salt or how much you want.

Step 3

Add green beans and bring back to a boil. Cook until crisp tender, about 3-5 minutes. using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans to the ice water bath and let sit in ice water for about 3 minutes (this will stop the cooking process). Drain and set aside.

Step 4

In a large sauce pan bring 1/4 cup water or broth and butter to a boil over medium high heat. Add beans. Saute the beans until they are just heated through. Season with coarse salt and fresh ground pepper or lemon pepper.


No special items needed.

4 Reviews


I love green beans an I loved this easy recipe. I like that the beans were not over cooked. Recipe will be made again.


review by:
(26 Mar 2016)


Simplicity is sometimes best and this is one of those times. Delicious, quick and so easy!


review by:
(10 Sep 2013)


I bought some green beans at the Farmer's Market the other day and this looked too good to pass up. I used 1 packet of Herb Ox sodium free chicken bouillon dry mix with water for the chicken broth to cut down on the salt. I used Lemon Pepper and fresh lemon juice, and I added about 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic. Simple, delicious and definitely a do again for me. Thank you for sharing your recipe with us MiniMia! Linda


(7 Sep 2013)


I think there is a mistake on this recipe. It says 1/4 cup of chicken but I think it's supposed to be chicken stock, so that's what I tried. They were delicious with fresh green beans. I will even try them with frozen green beans sometime.


review by:
(1 Sep 2013)

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