Buttery Garlic Green Beans
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Buttery Garlic Green Beans

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"Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish."


20 m servings 116 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.9g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Cook and stir garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with lemon pepper and salt.
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  1. 43 Ratings


This is one of my most favorite ways to make green beans. I like to add a little finely minced onion to the skillet with the garlic as well. I usually double this recipe because my family inhale...

Use real garlic -- dry, minced garlic didn't do anything for the green beans.

These were just ok. I used real garlic and more than called for-glad I did. A few pinches of lemon pepper doesn't add substantial flavor, nor were they all that buttery.

I really like this method of green beans! I have to say I stepped it up by adding chicken bouillon to the water while parboiling the beans, and then using both garlic powder and fresh garlic whe...

Delicious! I didn't have any lemon pepper but the dish didn't seem to be the worse for it. A great way to add some veggies into any diet. Next time I think I may add some lemon juice for a li...

Everyone in my house thought this was fantastic. I was looking for a green recipe that did not use bacon as we did not have any and this hit the spot!!

Great base recipe for fresh green beans; the simmer, drain, saute method helps maintain crispness and color. Started garlic in the butter before adding beans back in. Subbed fresh cracked black...

Just tried it. I cooked mine longer because I prefer softer textured green beans. I used fresh cloves of garlic as well as a little bit of minced garlic and browned it (almost tasted like bacon ...

eh, pretty boring. I needed extra salt.