This is a recipe that will cause many South Africans to long back to their childhood – Sunday lunches with green beans and sweet pumpkin enjoyed with a lovely roast or whole chicken. Yummy!

delicious green beans and mashed potatoes

Green Beans with Potato

Delicious side dish to enjoy with any meal
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Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine South African
Servings 4
Calories 29 kcal


  • 2 cups sliced green beans fresh or frozen
  • 1 small onion
  • 200 ml water
  • 1 medium potato
  • 2 tsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cook potato for 2 minutes on 100% in microwave.
  • Cool, peel, cut into chunks and add to beans.
  • Cut up onion into the beans.
  • Cook beans for 15 - 20 minutes until everything is soft.
  • Drain off all water. Add butter, salt and pepper.
  • Mash everything together - should still be lumpy.


Calories: 29kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 21mgPotassium: 41mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 63IUVitamin C: 2mgCalcium: 8mgIron: 1mg
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