Brown Butter Green Beans

Brown Butter Green Beans Recipe
Jennifer Davick
Browning butter is a French technique that gives butter a rich and nutty flavor. We've simplified this process by preparing it in the microwave.


Makes 4 servings

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Prep: 10 Minutes
Cook: 7 Minutes


3 tablespoons butter
1 garlic clove, minced
1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 small sweet onion, sliced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cracked pepper


1. Microwave butter in a 2-cup glass measuring cup at HIGH 1 1/2 to 2 minutes or until butter is brown. Remove from microwave, and immediately add minced garlic.

2. Place green beans, onion, and 3 Tbsp. water in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover bowl tightly with plastic wrap, folding back a small edge to allow steam to escape.

3. Microwave at HIGH 4 to 5 minutes or until vegetables are tender; drain. Toss together hot beans and sliced onion, brown butter mixture, and salt; sprinkle with cracked pepper.