Easy green beans in shallot butter sauce

Green Beans in Shallot Butter

Green beans are a classic side dish, and it is so easy to elevate them for a really tasty and delicious accompaniment. These green beans take just 10 minutes to make and they are so easy to prepare with just a handful of ingredients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 116kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • fresh cracked pepper


  • Place clean, trimmed green beans in a saucepan and cover with 1 c water.
  • Bring to a boil over medium heat {about 5 minutes}.
  • Pour green beans over a strainer filled with ice.
  • Meanwhile, melt butter and saut√© shallot for 3 minutes. Return green beans to the pan, toss and serve.


  • Use fresh, and if possible, organic green beans.
  • Don't overcook the beans, yo still want to have a bite to them.
  • Be sure to drain them over ice, this way they will keep their vibrant color.



Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 1049IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1mg