Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe

This easy but delicious Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe will be the perfect side dish for your next meal! Try this vegetable side dish with your next meal! 

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword side dish, vegetable dish
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 119 kcal
Author Larisha Campbell


  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed and washed
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. 

  2. Put green beans into melted butter and saute for 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. 

  3. Add zest from half the lemon and juice from all the lemon into the skillet. 

  4. Add salt and pepper until desired taste. 

  5. Stir to combine and cook for another 4 minutes.* 

  6. Remove from heat and serve. 

Recipe Notes

*Cooking beans for 8 minutes will yield a slightly crunchy texture.  For softer beans, cook for a few more minutes until desired texture achieved. 

**Nutritional facts are just estimates. Please utilize your own brand nutritional values to double check against our estimates. 

Nutrition Facts
Lemon Butter Green Beans recipe
Amount Per Serving (0.4 lb)
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 22mg 7%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Potassium 276mg 8%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 21%
Vitamin C 34.1%
Calcium 5.2%
Iron 7.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.