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Garlic Green Beans – Quick And Easy Side Dish

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Garlic Green Beans – These garlic green beans are the perfect side dish and so easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes you can get a healthy meal on the table fast.

Garlic Green Beans

We love growing green beans in our garden and always have lots to use up. This garlic bean recipe is so simple and easy to make that it often is found as an easy side dish on our table.

If you need quick side dishes just make these garlic beans and some mashed potatoes to go along with your meal and you’re done!

I prefer to sauté them in a pan instead of boiling them first because it’s a much healthier choice. When you boil vegetables so much of their nutrients is lost into the cooking water.

Instead, I love to sauté the green beans until they are just tender but still have a nice little crunch to them.

How To Pick Out Fresh Green Beans

If your growing green beans in your garden then you have lots of fresh beans available. But what if you don’t have a garden or it’s the off growing season?

Don’t worry it’s easy to pick out fresh green beans from the store or farmers market when you know what to look for.

When you are picking out your green beans make sure to select the best looking ones. They should be a bright green color and not have any brown spots.

If they are starting to get a pale color, wilted or have brown spots starting they will taste woody and not enjoyable.

Garlic Green Beans Side Dish Recipe

Do You Need To Cut The Beans?

You can cook these garlic green beans whole or cut them into 2–3 inch long pieces which are what I prefer to do. The smaller pieces cook faster and my kids prefer bit sized pieces.

How To Make Garlic Green Beans

Step 1.

Melt the butter in a frying pan over medium heat.

Step 2

Garlic Green Beans Recipe

Add the garlic, chopped onion and green beans to the pan. Sauté them for 8–10 minutes or until they are cooked to your liking.

Garlic Green Beans Recipe Side Dish


Yield: 5 cups

Garlic Green Beans

Garlic Green Beans

These garlic green beans are the perfect side dish and so easy to make, ready in just 15 minutes you can get a healthy meal on the table fast.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 5 cups green beans
  • 1/8 of a cup butter
  • 3 cloves of garlic, chopped
  • 1 onion, chopped


  1. Melt the butter over medium-high heat in a large frying pan.
  2. Add the chopped garlic, onion and green beans and sauté for 5-6 minutes or until the beans are as tender as you like.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 95Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 12mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 5gSugar: 5gProtein: 3g

Nutrition information isn't always accurate, this information is for informational purposes only please consult a nutritionist for more information and guidance.

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