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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 108.01kcal
Carbohydrate Total 9.65g
Total Sugars 2.85g
Added Sugars 0g
Fiber 2.6g
Total Fat 6.93g
Saturated Fat 4.07g
Mono Saturated Fat 1.9g
Cholesterol 0.05mg
Sodium 186.2mg
Protein 3.29g
Potassium 192.62mg
Calcium 66.99mg
Chromium 0.44mcg
Folate 28.93mcg
Iron 1.03mg
Magnesium 26.69mg
Trans Fatty Acid 0.09g
Vitamin A 724.28IU
Vitamin D 0.53IU
Vitamin B12 0.51mcg
Vitamin C 9.54mg
Vitamin E 1mg
Zinc 0.46mg
Phosphorus 65.82mg
Vitamin B3 2.08mg

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