Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

Super simple skillet green beans. Perfectly crisp-tender, smothered in lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Easy and flavorful!

Lemon Parmesan Green Beans - Super simple skillet green beans. Perfectly crisp-tender, smothered in lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Easy and flavorful!

Freshly grated Parmesan cheese. Lemon zest. Garlic. And butter. Lots and lots of butter. Obviously.

That’s all you need here for the easiest, simplest green beans side dish.

There’s nothing complicated here. It’s quick, simple and just a no-fuss recipe – easy enough for your weeknight needs but fancy enough for the holidays!

Lemon Parmesan Green Beans - Super simple skillet green beans. Perfectly crisp-tender, smothered in lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Easy and flavorful!

Just be generous with the Parmesan though. You can thank me later for it.

Lemon Parmesan Green Beans

Super simple skillet green beans. Perfectly crisp-tender, smothered in lemon zest and Parmesan cheese. Easy and flavorful!

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • Zest of 1 lemon

Directions:

  1. In a large pot of boiling salted water, blanch green beans until bright green in color, about 2 minutes. Drain well and cool in a bowl of ice water. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add garlic to the skillet, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1 minute. Stir in green beans until tender-crisp and browned, about 3-4 minutes; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Stir in lemon juice.
  3. Serve immediately, garnished with Parmesan and lemon zest, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 118.0 Calories from Fat 70.2
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7.8g 12%
Saturated Fat 4.8g 24%
Trans Fat 0.3g
Cholesterol 20.8mg 7%
Sodium 104.9mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 9.5g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3.2g 13%
Sugars 4.0g
Protein 4.7g 9%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.