Green Beans with Parmesan-Garlic Breadcrumbs

Green Beans with Parmesan-Garlic Breadcrumbs

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From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016

In this easy green bean recipe, browning the butter before tossing it with the breadcrumbs produces a nice nutty flavor. Serve this green bean dish as a healthy alternative to green bean casserole or as an easy side with steak, chicken or fish.

Ingredients 6 servings

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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 3 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


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  1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket. Add green beans, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 5 to 7 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and season with salt and pepper.
  2. Meanwhile, heat butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook, swirling often, until starting to brown, 3 to 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until the butter is nutty brown, about 30 seconds more. Stir in breadcrumbs and cook, stirring, until crispy, 3 to 4 minutes. Toss the breadcrumbs with the green beans. Top with cheese.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup each
  • Per serving: 108 calories; 7 g fat(4 g sat); 3 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 29 mcg folate; 17 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 724 IU vitamin A; 10 mg vitamin C; 67 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 186 mg sodium; 193 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: ½ starch, 1 vegetable, 1 fat

Reviews 3

July 11, 2019
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By: yourgirl
Add corn and a little bit of feta cheese and turns out delicious????
December 17, 2018
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By: Fran Pawlowski
Yes will make it again.
November 23, 2018
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By: nicolene
Simple and flavorful.
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