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Crisp and Bright Green Beans

Prep Time:

15 Minutes

Cook Time:

8 Minutes


4-5 Servings




About the Recipe

Fresh, crisp Skillet Green Beans made in just 15 minutes. These simple skillet green beans are a perfect Easter meal side dish are sure to be at the top of your side dish list in no time!


  • 2 cups heaping (12 ounces) green beans, stems removed

  • 1 tablespoon butter, plus more for serving

  • large bowl of ice water

  • salt & pepper to taste

  • Optional: Chopped Shallots, Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice, Lemon Zest, Fresh Dill, Red Pepper Flakes

Almond Slivers and or Choppedd Fresh Dill for garnish


Step 1

Bring a medium to large pot of salted water to boil. Add green beans, and boil, stirring occasionally, until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes.

Step 2

Remove beans from heat, strain, and add to the large bowl of ice water until cool, about 3 minutes. (Can leave in longer if you're doing other tasks.) Remove from water, and pat dry.

Step 3

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add beans, season with salt and pepper, and stir until warm and evenly covered in butter, about 2 minutes.

If using shallots, saute in butter for one minute before adding beans.

If using Lemon Juice, add a small squeeze from a lemon wedge just before serving and stir. At this time you can also add the lemon zest and dill or a pinch of red pepper flakes. Stir again.

Step 4

Transfer to a serving bowl and garnish with fresh dill sprigs and sliced almonds, if desired.


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