Green Beans with Almonds and Butter

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 27 minutes
Author: Natasha of
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $5-$6
Servings: 8 -10


  • 3 lbs raw green beans fresh or frozen
  • 1 1/2 sticks salted butter
  • or use unsalted butter and add 3/4 tsp salt when you begin to melt the butter in the skillet
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced almonds
  • Grated Parmesan to taste - optional


  1. Rinse green beans. Snip the bases off on all the green beans.
  2. Fill a large soup pot 2/3 with water and bring to a rapid boil. Add 2 Tbsp salt. Add beans and boil 6 to 7 minutes, until crisp-tender.
  3. Drain beans immediately and rinse them with cold water to stop the cooking process, then place them in your serving dish.
  4. In a large skillet, over medium heat, melt 1 stick of butter. Add shaved almonds to the skillet and stir them until they are golden. Watch them closely once they start to golden because they can burn quickly beyond this point.
  5. Melt in the rest of the butter (1/2 stick), stir and pour the buttery almonds evenly over the green beans.
  6. Use tongs to lightly toss the beans with the buttery almonds, but not too much because the almonds tend to escape to the bottom of the dish.