Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 17 mins


  1. Trim and snap green beans into thirds (this can be done ahead of time).
  2. Mince the onion.
  3. Put water on to boil to steam beans.
  4. As soon as water boils, steam beans for 12 to 17 minutes or until tender.
  5. Melt margarine for beans and sauté onions until tender.
  6. Add steamed beans, basil, garlic powder and pepper.
  7. Toss beans with basil sauce to coat evenly and serve.


Most Helpful

The family liked these beans and my toddler son, who won't eat vegetables, even tried one. I only steamed the beans about 10 minutes so that they still had some crunch. Easy recipe that I'm sure we'll have again.

Ducky January 12, 2003

A wonderful way to prepare fresh beans. In place of the garlic powder, I sliced a couple of garlic cloves and steamed them with the beans. This was served with recipe #228568 and mashed potatoes.

PaulaG January 06, 2008

Yellow snap beans were on special and they worked great in this recipe! I didn't have dried basil around but have a nice herb pot on the patio so used fresh basil and fresh garlic, These were wonderful beans, we loved them and will be making them again, thanks for sharing!

Derf July 18, 2005

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