Side dish

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

I am a Southern green bean girl! That means I like my green beans cooked through so they’re soft with a little of the fat hugging each bean, meaning there’s great flavor with each bite!

When I saw a recipe on Weight Watchers for green beans, I was a little skeptical, but thought it was worth a try. The result? A.Maz.Ing side dish!! The caramelized onions give this dish tremendous flavor! I did cook my green beans a little longer than the recipe says, because I didn’t want them to be crispy-tender – I wanted them cooked through. You can choose your cooking time to suit your liking, of course!

But whatever you do, you need to give these a try! You’ll feel like you pulled out one of your “special event” recipes! We’ve had them several times since I discovered them, and I truly think I could eat them every week and not mind it all!

Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

1 tsp Olive oil

1 Tbl. Sugar

16 oz. Frozen pearl onion(s)

16 oz, or whole green beans Frozen cut green beans

2 Tbsp, fresh, chopped Dill

1/2 tsp able salt

1/4 tsp Black pepper


  1. Heat oil and sugar together in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add onions and sauté until tender and golden brown, stirring frequently, about 10 minutes.
  2. Add green beans and cook until crisp-tender, stirring frequently, about 3 minutes.
  3. Remove from heat and stir in dill, salt and pepper. Yields about 1/2 cup per serving.

These are only 1 point on all WW plans! By the way, I’d encourage you, if you’re seeking to lose some weight, check Weight Watchers out! They offer free starts all the time. It’s such a great plan to follow because it’s a change of eating that becomes a habit and way of life. You eat normal foods and can eat all the good things! It’s been one year now since my husband and I started the plan and we have maintained our weight, even with some indulgences for special celebrations! I get no kick-back – I just want to help you! You can join for as little as just under $4 a month!

I’m curious – are you a Southern green bean girl, too? Or do you like the beans just warmed up a little?

7 thoughts on “Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

  1. I love green beans too, but I am a cooked-until-just-tender-crisp kind of girl. These look delicious though!

    I am also a WW member. I have had good success with them in the past but not recently, so I discontinued it. Your experience makes me think about re-joining, but following your link I am not sure how you got the less than $4 a month you reference in your post. It seems to be $4 a WEEK, and that is only for the one month purchase plan. To get the 3 free months they are offering right now, you have to purchase a 6 month plan at $65.85 which is about 10.97 a month for 6 months. Not bad, but still not a cheap up-front total purchase.


    1. I must have looked at the weekly fee; I’m so sorry! But they are all the time giving great deals and free starts. The 360 plan is higher. We went for the digital plan and it worked so well.
      I would encourage you to get them another try. But you might hold out until you see a better offer. Or even call someone and ask for the best option. I trust you’ll get some good answers!


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