Green Beans With Brown Butter and Pecans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 15 mins

The original of this recipe was found in Paula Deen's 2009 Christmas Cookbook! I've tweaked it some to better suit out taste!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam beans for about 10 to 12 minutes or until just slightly crisp. Put the beans in a medium size serving bowl.
  2. In a skillet, melt butter over medium heat, then cook until butter has browned.
  3. Add pecans & cook for 2 to 3 minutes to toast the nuts.
  4. Add butter mixture to green beans, tossing carefully to coat, then serve immediately.
Most Helpful

This is super simple and super tasty! I wasn't sure if DH would like them because he doesn't always like nuts in things but he asked to have them again the next night - the sure sign of a winner. Made for PRMRT

momaphet March 08, 2012

Yum! A simple side that looks and taste wonderful, the toasted pecans make a yummy change from the toasted almonds one gets use to having on green beans. Made as written and will be making again, thanks for the post.

Debbwl January 08, 2012

I love green beans in any shape, but this is so far one of the best recipes I tried. The butter toasted pecans add so much flavour to the beans. Thanks for sharing this great idea!
Made for Newest Zaar Tag.

Mia in Germany April 09, 2011