Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts

A colorful side dish comes together quickly when you have frozen whole green beans on hand.


8 servings


1 (22 ounce) bag frozen whole green beans (e.g. Green Giant Select®)
2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 small red bell pepper, cut into very thin strips
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
1/4 cup chopped walnuts or walnut pieces
1/2 teaspoon seasoned salt


Cook green beans to desired doneness as directed on bag. Drain; cover to keep warm.

Meanwhile, in 12-inch nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Cook bell pepper and garlic in butter 2 to 4 minutes, stirring constantly, until bell pepper is crisp-tender. Stir in walnuts; cook until hot.

Add green beans; sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cook and stir just until thoroughly heated. Spoon into serving dish.

Estimated Time

Preparation/Total Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

You could use pecans or almonds instead of the walnuts, if you like.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 80 (Calories from Fat 50), Total Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 10 mg; Sodium 105 mg; Total Carbohydrate 6 g; (Dietary Fiber 2 g; Sugars 2 g), Protein 1 g; Exchanges: 1 Vegetable; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 1/2

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