Holiday Green Beans and Cranberries

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Holiday Green Beans and Cranberries

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Yellow casserole dish filled with green beans, orange zest, and dried cranberries

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Recipe Data

6
Servings
5min
Prep
17min
Total

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Description

A simple trick for dressing up green beans is adding orange zest and dried cranberries. And a touch of butter ... of course. Also check out the Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Caramelized Pecans and Herb Butter for simple holiday recipes.

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Ingredients
Serves 6
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1 ½ lbs.fresh green beans, trimmed
¼ c.Hy-Vee dried cranberries
½ tbsp.Hy-Vee butter
1 tsp.grated orange peel

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, cook beans in 2 cups boiling water, covered, for 10 to 12 minutes or until tender-crisp.
  2. Drain and transfer to a serving bowl. Stir in cranberries, butter and orange peel. Serve immediately.
  3. Variations:
  4. Instead of boiling green beans, steam green beans in 1/2 cup water for 7 to 10 minutes or until tender crisp. Proceed with step 2.
  5. Or saute green beans in 3 to 4 tablespoons olive oil or butter until tender crisp. Proceed with step 2, omitting butter.

Nutrition facts

Servings

60 Calories per serving

Amounts Per Serving

  • Total Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 5mg
  • Sodium: 15mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 12g
  • Protein: 2g

Daily Values

0%
Vitamin A 15%
0%
Vitamin C 25%
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Iron 6%
0%
Calcium 4%

Recipe Source:

Hy-Vee Seasons Holiday 2012.