Friday, August 12, 2011

Creamy Green Beans Almondine

Creamy Green Beans AlmondineI really enjoy green beans, but it can get a little boring to just top them with butter and a little salt and pepper. As we usually have both almonds and cream in the house, I decided to try my own twist on Classic Green Beans Almondine.

1 lb green beans, cut into 1- to 2-in pieces
4 T butter
3 cloves garlic, minced
½ c heavy cream
½ c chopped almonds, toasted (2 oz)
¼ t salt
¼ t pepper
  1. Steam beans for 6-8 min or until they are no longer crunchy.
  2. Melt butter over medium heat. Stir in garlic, cooking until fragrant (about 1 min).
  3. Add cream, almonds, salt, and pepper. Simmer until sauce has thickened (about 6-7 min), stirring frequently.
  4. Pour sauce over (drained) beans and stir until well coated.
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size ⅔ c
Serving per Recipe 6
Amount per Serving
Calories 219
Total Fat 20.1 g
  Saturated Fat 9.8 g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1.8 g
  Monounsaturated Fat 7.3 g
Cholesterol 48 mg
Sodium 164 mg
Potassium 253 mg
Total Carbohydrates 8.3 g
  Dietary Fiber 3.7 g
  Sugars 0.5 g
Protein 4.1 g

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