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Caramelized Onion Green Beans

Serves 6

This super simple recipe is an easy, elegant update on traditional green bean casserole. If you’d like a little added crunch, sprinkle some toasted sliced almonds on top.


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 large onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • Salt and pepper


In a medium size skillet over medium-high heat, heat the EVOO and butter and add the onion to the pan. Let cook until light brown and caramelized, about 20 minutes.

While the onions are caramelizing, cook the green beans for 5 minutes in 1 inch of boiling water, covered. Drain the beans and toss them in the skillet with the finished onions. Season with salt and pepper and toss until combined and hot.