Caramelized Green Beans with Walnuts Recipe -
Caramelized Green Beans with Walnuts Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Caramelized Green Beans with Walnuts

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"A salty-sweet side dish sure to please veggie-lovers and sweet-tooths alike! I can normally find a good-sized bag of fresh green beans at a fruit stand or farmer's market for about a dollar."

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Original recipe makes 4 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    25 mins


  1. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans; cook and stir for about 5 minutes. Mix in the walnuts, and pour in water. Cover and cook for about 10 minutes, or until very little water is left in the pan.
  2. Add the salt, white sugar, and brown sugar; stir until beans and walnuts are evenly coated. Cover, and cook over medium heat for 5 more minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool slightly before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 23, 2008

I made these for Easter. Very big hit, although I used about 2 lbs. of green beans and only 1/2 cup of brown sugar-no white sugar. I think that was a good move as I think it would have been way too sweet otherwise.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 05, 2008

Definitely too sweet. If I make it again, I would reduce the sugar by half.

Sep 12, 2007

YUM!! I used chopped almonds instead. I also added some finely diced shallots and balsamic vinegar. This is an excellent side dish!!

Dec 02, 2009

I reduced the sugar by half and added balsamic reduction. It turned out awesome!!!

Oct 15, 2007

Fantastic! These are so easy to make and a HUGE hit!

Aug 20, 2009

I made a few changes to this recipe, as I didn't have walnuts and I don't eat dairy (butter): I cooked the green beans in olive oil instead of butter. I had to pour off some of the water as it was too much. I didn't use the white sugar based on some reviews that said it was too sweet. When the beans were done with the brown sugar and salt, I found it a little bland for my taste (could have been the missing butter), so I threw in a little more salt and about a tablespoon of garlic, and sauteed it all for a couple more minutes. Then they were amazing! I will definitely be making it again with my revisions.

Sep 03, 2008

A nice and new recipe. I love walnuts and they were so tasty with the greenbeens and brown sugar. I got many compliments on my dinner that evening.

Dec 28, 2007

I received comments from some of my guests that it was too sweet.


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  • Calories
  • 360 kcal
  • 18%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 49.6 g
  • 16%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 18.3 g
  • 28%
  • Fiber
  • 4.8 g
  • 19%
  • Protein
  • 4.4 g
  • 9%
  • Sodium
  • 223 mg
  • 9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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