Spicy Green Beans With Toasted Almonds

A quick warm-you-up side…

It only takes ten minutes max to whip up a delicious spicy green bean side that tastes like something you’d order at a gourmet restaurant. Crushed red pepper delivers the heat, and the almonds add a nice toasted nuttiness to the fresh green bean flavor. Pair this spicy side with grilled chicken or steak for a meal that you’ll not soon forget. 

Spicy Green Beans With Toasted Almonds

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Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 to 4 servings


  • 1/4 pound green beans
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Prep the green beans by washing them and snapping off ends.
  • Prep the almonds by toasting them in a pan for approximately two minutes over medium heat. The almonds should be lightly brown.
  • In a medium-sized pan, heat the butter and olive oil over medium-high heat until the butter is melted.
  • Add the green beans to the butter and oil. Fry the beans for 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Add the almonds and sprinkle in crushed red pepper. Stir to combine. while cooking for 1 additional minute.
  • Salt to taste, then serve immediately.
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UPDATE NOTICE: This post was updated on August 17, 2019 to include new content.
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