Lemon Butter Green Beans Recipe

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Rebecca Published: November 10, 2020 Modified: June 1, 2021
Lemon Butter Green Beans Recipe

How To Make Festive Lemon Butter Green Beans

Our festive lemon butter green beans recipe is served with a sweet cranberry sauce and crushed walnuts to give it more depth of flavor and texture.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 20 minutes
Total: 30 minutes



  • 1lbgreen beansends trimmed, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces
  • 3tbspbutterdiced into 1 pieces
  • 1 ½tspminced garlic
  • ½cupwalnutstoasted and chopped
  • cupdried cranberries
  • 2tsplemon juice
  • salt
  • cupcrumbled feta
  • 2tsplemon zest


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and boil 3 to 5 minutes until tender crisp. Drain then immediately rinse under cold water. Drain well.

  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and sauté 1 minute. Add in drained green beans and sauté 1 minute or until heated through.

  3. Toss in walnuts, cranberries and lemon juice and season with salt to taste.

  4. Sprinkle in feta and lemon zest. Serve warm.


  • Calories: 863.54kcal
  • Fat: 40.71g
  • Saturated Fat: 26.97g
  • Trans Fat: 0.28g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 8.98g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 2.05g
  • Carbohydrates: 113.49g
  • Fiber: 9.51g
  • Sugar: 88.00g
  • Protein: 23.33g
  • Cholesterol: 151.82mg
  • Sodium: 1386.06mg
  • Calcium: 793.49mg
  • Potassium: 349.55mg
  • Iron: 2.61mg
  • Vitamin A: 277.55µg
  • Vitamin C: 14.00mg
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