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Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts

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Green Beans with Garlic Butter and Walnuts
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 20 min
  • Servings 8
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A colorful side dish comes together quickly when you have frozen whole green beans on hand.

Ingredients

1
bag (22 oz) frozen whole green beans
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

Directions

  • 1 Cook green beans to desired doneness as directed on bag. Drain; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 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.
  • 3 Add green beans; sprinkle with seasoned salt. Cook and stir just until thoroughly heated. Spoon into serving dish.
Tips  

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

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
80
(
Calories from Fat
50
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
5g
8%
(
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
105mg
4%
Potassium
150mg
4%
Total Carbohydrate
6g
2%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
10%
,
Sugars
2g
)
Protein
1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
4%
4%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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