Green Beans with Pecan Brown Butter

Green Beans with Pecan Brown Butter

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total: 25 min
  • Serving: Makes 12 Servings

Typical green beans take on a new persona when tossed in a rich and nutty pecan brown butter sauce. Serve this elegant dish as a complimentary side to roast chicken or pork tenderloin.


  • 3 pounds thin green beans, trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup pecans, coarsely choppped
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley


  1. Bring a small pan of salted water to a rolling boil and then add the beans and cook for 4 minutes. Immediately transfer the beans to a bowl filled with cold water and then drain.
  2. In the meantime, place the butter in a large sauté pan over medium heat and cook, stirring frequently, for 3 minutes until browned. Add the pecans and the garlic, stir to coat with the butter and then cook for an additional 2-1/2 minutes.
  3. Transfer the beans to the pan, add the salt and the pepper and then toss the mixture to combine. Cook for 4 minutes and then serve immediately topped with the chopped fresh parsley.


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