Green Beans Almondine

Salted Butter Green Beans Almondine is a quick and easy show-stopping side, perfect for weeknights and parties!!

This savory side dish would be the perfect accompaniment to any main dish. Oven Roasted TurkeyPork Roast, or Instant Pot Meatloaf would all be great choices!!

Scoop of green beans almondine

Perfect veggie Side-dish

Green beans are a go-to veggie in our home. It is one that everyone loves and everyone can agree on!

If we can mix things up or “jazz things up” a bit, then even better. Green Bean Almondine is just that. It’s a fancy veggie side dish that is sure to be loved by all (even the name is a little fancy).

This simple dish is perfect for dinner parties or holiday gatherings. It is dressed up enough to pass for a more formal gathering, but simple enough that it can be whipped up in a flash. 

I used fresh green beans in this dish, that really adds to the flavor, texture, and more elevated dish. For an even better presentation, trim the green beans to the same length by cutting off the stems. This is a simple step that makes all the difference. Enjoy!!

ingredients for green bean almondine on a cutting board

How to make Green Beans Almondine

PREP. Cover the bottom inch of a large saucepan with water. Place a steamer basket inside, cover and bring to a boil. While the water heats, rinse the beans and then trim off any stems.

GREEN BEANS. As soon as the water starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium, add the beans and steam for 6-8 minutes, depending on whether you like your beans to be firm or soft. When done, briefly rinse the beans in cold water. Place the beans in a serving dish and set to the side.

ALMONDS. Place the nuts in a small sauté pan on medium-low to medium heat, stirring several times for 4 minutes or until lightly toasted. Don’t walk away from the stove -they burn fast. Add the butter to the pan along with the garlic and stir continuously until the butter melts, up to 30 seconds. Remove completely from heat.

COMBINE + SERVE. Pour the nut mixture over the beans and sprinkle on the onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.

rinsed green beans for green bean almondine

recipe Tips

This quick recipe takes ordinary green beans up a notch, making them fancy enough to serve at a special occasion yet easy enough to make any night of the week. Here are a few tips before you get started:

  • Almonds: Sliced, slivered, or even chopped almonds would all work well in this recipe.
  • Flavor: Add some lemon zest and/or fresh lemon juice for a tangier flavor. This is also a good way to make your dish taste less garlicky if you find it’s a little too strong.
  • Green Beans: Either French or regular green beans can be used. The French variety usually come pre-trimmed and are slimmer in appearance.
  • Trimming: A quick way to trim the stems off of your green beans is to line them up a few at a time and cut the stems off at once.
  • Vegan: To make this dish vegan, substitute olive oil for the butter.
toasted almonds for green bean almondine

Variations

Some tasty variations are topping your green beans with:

  • crumbled bacon
  • shredded parmesan
  • crushed up french fried onions
  • diced green onions
  • red pepper flakes for a little kick
ingredients for green beans almondine

Storing Tips

STORE leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2-3 days. Keep in mind if you have added lemon juice the color of the green beans will change to a duller green over time, but they will still taste delicious.

Cool leftovers completely, then FREEZE in an airtight container for up to 2-3 months.

Reheat green beans in a skillet with a little added butter or olive oil over medium heat, or warm in the microwave for 30 second intervals.

Green bean almondine in a white dish

More quick and easy vegetable sides:

Green Beans Almondine Recipe

Salted Butter Green Beans Almondine is a quick and easy show-stopping side perfect for weeknights and parties!!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 13 mins
Total Time: 18 mins
Servings: 6
Calories: 109kcal
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Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1.5-2 Tbsp salted butter
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Cover the bottom inch of a large saucepan with water. Place a steamer basket inside, cover and bring to a boil.
  • While the water heats, rinse the beans and then trim off any stems.
  • As soon as the water starts to boil, turn the heat down to medium, add the beans and steam for 6-8 minutes, depending on whether you like your beans to be firm or soft. When done, briefly rinse the beans in cold water. Place the beans in a serving dish and set to the side.
  • Place the nuts in a small sauté pan on medium-low to medium heat, stirring several times for 4 minutes or until lightly toasted. Don’t walk away from the stove -they burn fast. Add the butter to the pan along with the garlic and stir continuously until the butter melts, up to 30 seconds. Remove completely from heat.
  • Pour the nut mixture over the beans and sprinkle on the onion powder, salt and pepper. Toss until well combined.

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 226mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 638IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I roasted a chicken last night and made these green beans on the side and they totally stole the show! Such a simple recipe yet so delicious. This recipe will be going on repeat at our house…thank you!