25 minutesDinner

Sausage and green beans with garlic butter

Makes: four servings
Makes: four servings


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lb pork sausage
  • ⅓ cup butter
  • 2 ½ tbsp minced garlic
  • ¾ tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 ¾ tsp italian seasoning
  • 1 tbsp thyme
  • ½ cup chicken broth


  1. Arrange green beans in a microwave-safe dish; add 2 tbsp lemon juice and 1 cup water. Cover and microwave 6 minutes, until lightly steamed but still crisp. Keep covered and set aside.

  2. While green beans cook, place pork sausage in a skillet over medium heat. Add 2 cup water, partially cover and cook 10 minutes, turning sausages occasionally.

  3. Once water has evaporated from skillet, add 2 tbsp butter, 4 tsp garlic and the red pepper flakes. Cook uncovered 2 to 3 minutes, until sausages have browned slightly. Transfer sausage to a plate and set aside.

  4. Return skillet to medium-low heat and add remaining 4 tbsp butter, remaining 4 tsp garlic, the italian seasoning, thyme and green beans. Cook, stirring frequently, until green beans are well coated in butter and just tender, about 4 minutes.

  5. Add chicken broth to the skillet and let reduce 2 to 3 minutes, until thickened. Return sausages to the pan and cook just until hot, about 2 minutes.

  6. Squeeze extra lemon juice over green beans just before serving.