Pureed Green Beans

Pureed Green Beans
Yield: about 1-1/4 cups Prep 10 mins Cool 10 mins Cook 10 mins to 12 mins


  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed (about 3 cups)
  • Water

Make It

1. Place green beans in a medium saucepan; add enough water to cover green beans. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, 10 to 12 minutes until beans are very tender. Drain, reserving cooking water. Cool slightly.

2. Puree beans and enough reserved cooking water (1/3 to 1/2 cup) through a food mill, baby food grinder, blender, or food processor to obtain desired consistency. Use within 1 day, or freeze up to 1 month.

To Freeze:

3. Spoon finished food into ice cube trays. Cover with waxed paper and freeze until firm. When ice cubes are frozen, remove cubes from tray and store in a resealable plastic freezer bag or freezer container. Label package with contents and date. Use within 1 month. Before serving, let thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

To Serve:

4. Heat thawed mixture to lukewarm in a small dish set in a pan of hot water. Stir before serving. Always sample a small bite to make sure the food is not too hot.

Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 3, carb. (g): 1, vit. A (IU): 194, vit. C (mg): 2, sodium (mg): 1, calcium (mg): 10, iron (mg): , Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.