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Appetizing Sautéed String Beans…

Suateed String Beans with Fried Onions

The other night I sautéed string beans and added a few fried onions at the end.  The fried onions added a lot of flavor without adding to many fat grams or calories.  Sometimes the smallest additions make the biggest difference. 

Enjoy your veggies!!

Sautéed String Beans with Fried Onions

Serves 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Estimated values per serving:

Calories = 50                                                Fat = 2


1 pound (16 ounces) string beans – ends cut off

1 tablespoon low calorie butter spread – melted

1 teaspoon garlic powder

¼ cup fat free chicken broth

2 tablespoons packaged fried onions (store bought) – finely chopped


  1. In a bowl, toss together string beans, butter spread and garlic powder.
  2. Heat a large sauté pan on medium high, spray with cooking spray and add string bean mixture. 
  3. Cook 3 – 5 minutes until string beans have browned.  Add chicken broth, cover and cook string beans until tender (5 – 7 minutes).
  4. Remove beans from heat, transfer to a serving platter and sprinkle fried onions on top.