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Green Beans with Parmesan-Garlic Breadcrumbs

Green Beans with Parmesan-Garlic Breadcrumbs

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 an alternative to green bean casserole or as an easy side with steak, chicken or fish.


6 servings

Prep Time

20 minutes

Total Time

20 minutes


  • 1pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4teaspoon salt
  • 1/4teaspoon ground pepper
  • 3tablespoons butter
  • 2cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2cup fresh whole-wheat breadcrumbs
  • 3tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  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 Facts

Per serving (recipe makes 6 servings)

Calories 108kcal
Carbohydrate Total 10g
Total Sugars 3g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 3g
Total Fat 7g
Saturated Fat 4g
Mono Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 17mg
Sodium 186mg
Protein 3g
Potassium 193mg
Calcium 67mg
Folate 29mcg
Vitamin E 1mg
Vitamin B3 1mg