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Nov 09

Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds

Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds in a pan

This Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds is one of the go-to side dishes I make for my family regularly. It’s super easy, it pairs perfectly with lots of main courses, and everyone in my household loves it. It’s a win-win-win! Green Beans are one of my favorite vegetables, and when enhanced with garlic and perfectly golden-toasted almonds, I could eat these with every meal. You’ve probably seen these green beans in many of my past food photos, like here, here and here, for example. I get questioned about these a lot when they’re pictured, so I thought it was time to finally put them on the blog! I actually have an oven-roasted version of this recipe on my site already, but I find I make this stovetop one far more frequently. It’s nice to know that 10 minutes (or so) before the main course is ready I can whip these up as a side.

Green Beans with Almonds with Meatloaf

Pictured with my Meatloaf with Gravy

Not only are these Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds quick, easy and delicious, but a 2.5 ounce serving of them is just 66 calories or 1 WW (Weight Watchers) Point! To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here! I think it’s pretty obvious why they’re my go-to side dish. With Thanksgiving coming up this month, I also want to mention that these green beans go wonderfully with turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, and gravy. I’ll most likely be serving them on my Thanksgiving table!

Green Beans with Almonds plated with Stuffed Turkey Bundles

Pictured with my Stuffed Turkey Bundles

Looking for more tasty, lighter side dish recipes like this Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds? Check out my Mashed Butternut Squash, Creamy Corn with Bacon and Jalapenos, Summer Vegetable Saute, Broccoli Salad, Easy Garlic Knots, Avocado BLT Pasta Salad, Roasted Fingerling Potatoes, Zucchini Casserole, Vegetable Fried Rice, Spinach Balls, Garlic Herb Mushrooms, Classic Mashed Potatoes, Salt and Vinegar Roasted Cauliflower, Easy Salsa Rice, Buffalo Cauliflower Wings, Strawberry Quinoa Salad, Cheesy Broccoli Bake, Garlic Roasted Green Beans with Almonds, Loaded Cauliflower Bake, Cheesy Potluck Potatoes, Zucchini Squares, and more in the Side Dishes category of my recipe index.

Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds in a pan
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Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds

This Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds recipe is a quick and easy side dish that goes with just about everything! I usually make this several times a week, my family loves it.


  • 1 tablespoon light butter spread, I use Land O’Lakes light butter spread with canola oil
  • 12 oz fresh washed and trimmed green beans
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons sliced almonds


  • Add the butter to a large saute pan and melt over medium-low heat. When melted, add the green beans and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Stir to coat in the butter. Cover the pan and cook for 4-5 minutes, uncovering briefly to stir once in the middle. Beans should be bright green and a bit more tender.
  • Uncover and add the minced garlic and sliced almonds. Stir together and cook for another 2-4 minutes until the almonds are golden and the green beans are bright green and tender while still being a bit firm.


To view your current WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, click here!
WW Points per (2.5 ounce) serving: 1 (Points calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Nutrition Information per (2.5 ounce) serving:
66 calories, 7 g carbs, 3 g sugars, 4 g fat, 1 g saturated fat, 3 g protein, 3 g fiber (from myfitnesspal.com)
MYWW SMARTPOINTS PER (2.5 ounce) SERVING: (SP calculated using the recipe builder on weightwatchers.com)
Green: 1 SmartPoints/ Blue: 1 SmartPoints/ Purple: 1 SmartPoints
Weight Watchers Points Plus:
2 per (2.5 ounce) serving (PP calculated using a Weight Watchers PointsPlus calculator and the nutrition info below)

7 comments on “Stovetop Green Beans with Almonds”

  1. it’s great i made it but i like to eat crunchy beans so i spend less time cooking it so it tastes so good that i started to like vegetables a lot more, thanks for sharing this post.

  2. Thank you! I actually think I’m going to do them in batches on the stove because I’m serving 15 people at my mother-in-laws, will put in a cast iron Dutch oven and reheat on stove when I get there!5 stars

  3. Low in calories, so I take seconds of this only.5 stars

  4. I really appreciate this wonderful post that you have provided for us. I feel strongly that love and read more on this topic. I have spent a lot of my spare time reading your content. Thank you a lot.4 stars

  5. Thanks for sharing another wonderful recipe idea with us.

  6. I love almonds! Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe idea!

  7. Very appetizing! Thanks for the recipe. I love green beans and vegetables in general. And I want to eat them every day, but cook them differently. Therefore, I am always looking for ideas for myself and my family. But my favorite vegetable is Brussels sprouts. I can eat it for breakfast lunch and dinner

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