Italian Green Beans

Italian Green Beans


"My friend makes this and they are truly the best green beans I have ever had, and very simple."

Ingredients 45 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 180 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 180 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 15.8 g
  • 24%
  • Carbs:
  • 9.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 331 mg
  • 13%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in Italian dressing and green beans. Cover and cook for 25 minutes, stirring often.
  2. Uncover and cook until beans reach desired tenderness.
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I make these green beans often (I needed a way to dress up my green beans one evening) I do not use any butter (just a lot of dressing). To avoid the green beans being over cooked I have found if you simmer the dressing for a while before adding the green beans it will thicken up and coat the green beans nicely and you will avoid over cooking them. (By the way I use the Zesty Italian Dressing) *Update: I have now started using a Fat Free Italian Dressing. So there is no oil to worry about! (When using the Zesty Dressing I would just turn the bottle updside down and let the oil float to the top so when I removed the cap there was less oil).


Absolutely delicious. I added only 3 Tbsp of butter, used Splenda and added some fresh mozzarella in the last minute and it's awesome. Very tasty the next day too!

The Bunny Chef

I was quite disappointed. The recipe has you using way to much butter to begin with, has you cooking the beans a lot longer than necessary, and the taste isn't that great. Tastes like green beans with salad dressing. We were all unimpressed. This recipe may be better with a different kind of salad dressing, but I think no matter what you do, it will taste exactly like what it is: green beans with salad dressing!