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Lemon Butter Green Beans

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WW Freestyle: 5
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time10 mins
This simple Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe is a delicious and healthy side dish. Made with steamed fresh green beans tossed in lemon juice, butter, and parmesan cheese.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 Serves
Calories: 142


  • 1 pound fresh green beans , rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan cheese , for garnish


  • Fill a saute pan or a frying pan with about 1/2 inch salted water; bring to a boil.
  • Add green beans, cover, and cook until green beans are tender to the bite, about 3 to 5 minutes, depending on how crisp you like your green beans.
  • In the meantime, melt butter in a nonstick frying pan over medium heat.
  • Add the zest and continue to cook for about 1 minute.
  • Drain the beans and wash under cold water until completely cooled.
  • Put the green beans back in the pan and pour the lemon butter over them; add lemon juice, salt and pepper, and toss to combine.
  • Transfer to a serving plate.
  • Garnish with parmesan cheese.
  • Serve.


Nutrition Facts
Lemon Butter Green Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 142 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Cholesterol 30mg10%
Sodium 126mg5%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 1130IU23%
Vitamin C 17.4mg21%
Calcium 60mg6%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Keywords: easy green beans recipe, lemon butter, steamed green beans, thanksgiving side dish