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Green Beans in Yellow Pepper Butter

Colorful, crunchy and buttery, these beans will be a hit at your holiday table. For a variation, sprinkle pine nuts over the top before serving. —Judie White, Florien, Louisiana
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    8 servings


  • 2 medium sweet yellow peppers, divided
  • 7 tablespoons butter, softened, divided
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed


  • Finely chop one yellow pepper. In a small skillet, saute pepper in 1 tablespoon butter until tender. Set aside.
  • Place the pine nuts, lemon juice, salt, pepper and remaining butter in a food processor; cover and process until blended. Add cooked pepper; cover and process until blended. Set butter mixture aside.
  • Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Cut remaining pepper into thin strips; add to beans. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Place vegetables in a large bowl; add butter mixture and toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 146 calories, 12g fat (7g saturated fat), 26mg cholesterol, 150mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 3g protein.

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  • tammycookblogsbooks
    Feb 28, 2014

    This is a tasty way to dress up green beans. I didn't have pine nuts so they weren't in my final product. I also didn't use a food processor. I just cooked my green beans in a sauce pan while I sauteed my peppers in margarine in a skillet. I then added everything to the skillet and mixed it well.

  • sprout716
    Nov 15, 2012

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  • Futbol Mom
    Nov 27, 2010

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  • ed0178
    Nov 24, 2010

    I made this for a sub-set of my family in September, and it was so good that I am making it again for Thanksgiving dinner tomorrow! Many rave reviews. Tomorrow I am going to try making it with Sunflower Seeds instead of Pine Nuts. A little different flavor, but a completely different price tag....much cheaper to use Sunflower Seeds in place of Pine Nuts.

  • tablefor4
    Nov 16, 2010

    Colorful presentation, fresh taste. Yet another inventive way to make green beans!

  • augirl54
    Nov 15, 2010

    Yes, but would not use Pine nuts imported from China

  • yxr
    Oct 22, 2010

    Excellent! Buttery flavor without being rich. Beans and yellow pepper are a tasty combination!