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Marilyn's Green Beans Italiano

Marilyn's Green Beans Italiano

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These string beans are terrific as a side dish to any Italian main course. They are a staple in my kitchen.

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  • Calories:
  • 156 kcal
  • 8%
  • Fat:
  • 9.5 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 4.7 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 347 mg
  • 14%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Place the green beans in a saucepan with a lid and pour enough water over the beans to cover; bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low and cover; simmer until the beans are tender but still crisp, about 10 minutes. Drain. Spread the beans onto paper towels to dry.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium-low heat; stir the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese into the melted butter. Reduce heat to low; add the beans and cook and stir until the beans are heated through and the crumbs are beginning to brown, about 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the parsley over the mixture to serve.
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Really good! As suggested, I also skipped the parsley and added two big cloves of minced garlic which I sauteed in the butter before adding the other ingredients. I will be making this side dish often!


Had some bakery croutons in the freezer that got completely squished - perfect for this recipe. Not a lot to criticize or analyze on this one - prepared this exactly as written and would do so again. Loved it - took the lowly green being from boring and merely edible to interesting, elegant and delicious.


This recipe was a good way to change up green beans. My sister had seconds and she never eats green beans! I added minced garlic to the beans as they were boiling and skipped the parsley. Thanks for the recipe.