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green beans with cheese in a skillet
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Green Beans Browned Butter - Italian

Simple and quick recipe for green beans with an Italian flavor, keto, vegetarian.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: green beans browned butter Italian
Servings: 4
Calories: 109kcal
Cost: $4


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  • heavy bottom fry pan


  • ¾ lb green beans whole or cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp fresh basil cut into ribbons
  • 2 tbsp fresh oregano leaves discard stems
  • 2 tbsp fresh thyme leaves discard stems
  • ¼ cup parmesan cheese freshly grated (optional)
  • 2 tbsp sundried tomatoes chopped (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


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  • Cook the green bean in salted water until they are fork-tender but still a little crisp. Drain and cover to keep warm.
    cooking green beans
  • Add the butter to a skillet over med-high heat.
    melted butter
  • Heat the butter until you just begin to see browned bits.
    Sage browned butter
  • Immediately add the fresh herbs; basil, oregano, thyme.
  • cook, stirring constantly until herbs start to turn crispy, remove from the heat. About 10-15 seconds.
    Sage ribbons in browned butter
  • Put the green beans in a serving dish and pour the butter over the beans.
  • Sprinkle the grated parmesan cheese over the beans and garnish with the sun-dried tomatoes. (optional)
    green beans with cheese in a skillet
  • Salt and Pepper to taste. Serve immediately.



Fresh green beans are best, but can be made with frozen.


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 265mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 905IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 1mg