Red Potato Green Bean Recipe

I found this red potato green bean recipe in my Fitness Magazine…surprise, surprise! Healthy recipes don’t have to be complicated or boring. It is a masterpiece of the Deen brothers. Yep, Paula Deen’s sons created this recipe so you know it has to be good. With only 115 calories, it is the perfect side dish at the dinner table.

Serves 4-6


  • 1 lb of baby red potatoes, halved (I quartered them)
  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 ½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Make it

  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add potatoes; cook about 15 minutes, or until almost tender.
  2. Add green beans; cook an additional 3 minutes or until tender. Drain well.
  3. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add garlic; cook, stirring, for 30 seconds. Add potatoes, beans, and salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Cook about 2 minutes, or until heated through, tossing to coat. Add basil and toss one more time before serving

Nutritional Information per serving

  • calories 115
  • fat 4
  • carbs 18g
  • fiber 3g
  • protein 3g

Source: Fitness Magazine April 09 issue and Y’all Come Eat by Jamie and Bobby Deen and Melissa Clark. Meredith Books, 2008

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