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Easy Garlic Green Beans

Easy Garlic Green Beans

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This very simple quick and easy side dish is very popular in my family.

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  • Calories:
  • 64 kcal
  • 3%
  • Fat:
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 8 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 261 mg
  • 10%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green beans and garlic until beans begin to thaw. Season with salt and continue cooking and stirring until beans are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.
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I used fresh green beans and blanched them (Bring a large saucepan of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the green beans. Cook beans for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge them into ice water. Let the beans sit in ice water for 3 minutes or until cool. Drain well and set aside). Then I sauteed the butter, garlic, and salt, added the beans and cooked until tender, but still slightly crisp. Also added toasted slivered almonds. Loved this recipe and will make again and again with these adjustments.


I made this tonight for my family, using fresh green beans, and I added some lemon juice as another reviewer suggested. My kid who dislikes all vegetables had thirds and then picked at the dish after dinner was over and we were sitting around the table. Everyone had at least once serving, most people had two. While I was only mildly pleased with it, everyone else at the table thought they were fabulous. So well done!


A delicious way to prepare frozen green beans. Some freshly ground black pepper was added before serving. I wouldn't hesitate to make this recipe again.