Green Beans with Sage Browned Butter

Green Beans with Sage Browned Butter:  I can’t get enough of my latest addition – browned butter. I have found a new best friend to pair it with Green Beans.  I’m talking tender, sweet, slightly crunchy, fresh from my organic garden, green beans.  Yes those green beans!!!

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green beans with butter and sage

I like the combination so much that I couldn’t stop with just one recipe.  This one is;  Green Beans with Sage Browned Butter – American style.  Also, check out my recipe for Green beans with browned butter – Italian style and finally if you like to spice things up with a little fire in your food you’ll love my Green Beans Southwest with Browned Butter.

sage browned butter with almonds

Here is how I make the Sage browned butter.   Use as little as 1 Tbsp butter in a fry pan.  Cook the butter until you start to see browned bits.  Add your fresh herb ribbons and saute until the herbs are crisp and crunchy.  That’s what makes this butter special.  The herbs flavor the butter and become bits of crispy flavor bursts in your mouth.  

Mix in a few slivered almonds, pour over the cooked beans.  This could even be the main course it is that good. 

Here is a short video on how to make the sage browned butter.  

Do you have more beans than you can use?  Jump on over to my blog on how to blanch and freeze them so they don’t get soggy. 

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Green Beans with Sage Browned Butter

Quick and easy recipe for fresh garden string beans
Servings 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


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  • heavy bottom fry pan


  • ¾ lb green beans blossom end removed and then cooked until just fork tender.
  • 3 tbsp. butter can use as little as 1 Tbsp.
  • cup fresh sage cut into ribbons
  • 2 tbsp slivered almonds
  • salt and pepper to taste


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  • Cook the green beans in salted water until they are fork-tender but still a little crisp. Drain and cover to keep warm.
    cooking green beans
  • Add the butter to a skillet over med-high heat.
    melted butter
  • Heat butter until begin to just start to see browned bits.
    Sage browned butter
  • Immediately add the fresh sage and almonds.
    browned butter with herbs
  • Cook, stirring constantly until sage starts to turn crispy, remove from the heat. About 10-15 seconds. Be careful to not let the butter burn.
    sage browned butter with almonds
  • Put the green beans in a serving dish and pour the butter over the beans.
  • Toss to coat, salt, and pepper to taste, serve immediately.



Young small beans are best as they can be cooked whole.  Cut more mature beans into 1 inch pieces before cooking.
Make some extra sage browned butter and use it for dipping with bread or on some mashed potatoes.  
Calories: 136kcal
Cost: $4
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: green beans sage browned butter


Serving: 3oz | Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 84mg | Potassium: 215mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 864IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 1mg

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