Boiled Green Beans Recipe with Butter Glaze

Learn how to make this super simple Boiled Green Beans Recipe with Butter Glaze, sea salt and pepper that is absolutely delicious.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 73kcal
Author Chef Billy Parisi


  • 1 pound of trimmed green beans
  • 3 tablespoons of unsalted butter
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste


  • Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season heavy with salt. Note, it should taste like the ocean.
  • Next, add in the trimmed green beans and boil for 3 to 4 minutes or until al dente or slightly crunchy.
  • Immediately remove them form the pot and strain them. Set aside.
  • In a large saute pan over low heat add in the butter and coat the bottom of the pan. Be sure the pan is not too hot, you simply want to melt the butter not cook it.
  • Add the green beans to the butter, season with salt and pepper and fold the green beans into the butter until coated on all sides.
  • Serve hot!


Calories: 73kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 54mg | Potassium: 159mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 13.9% | Vitamin C: 11.2% | Calcium: 3% | Iron: 4.3%