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Follow this simple recipe for how to cook fresh green beans to make these Garlic Green Beans! The green beans cook in one skillet in less than 15 minutes. #garlic #greenbeans #sidedish #healthy #recipe

Garlic Green Beans

Yield: 4 servings
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
Learn how to make green beans with this easy Garlic Green Beans recipe!
5 from 4 votes


  • 3 tablespoons butter or olive oil
  • 5 garlic cloves, sliced
  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth


  • In a large skillet, heat butter or olive oil over medium-high heat. Add sliced garlic, cooking 45 to 60 seconds until golden brown. Remove using a slotted spoon and reserve on a separate plate.
  • Add green beans to pan and season with salt and pepper. Cook 4 to 5 minutes, stir occasionally until crisp-tender.
  • Stir in the water or broth and allow to come to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes until beans are tender and broth is almost evaporated, stirring occasionally. Return reserved garlic to the pan, stir, and serve.


*Nutritional information includes using olive oil. Using butter would yield slightly different amounts.


Calories: 112.7kcal, Carbohydrates: 12.3g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 5g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 250.3mg, Potassium: 16.7mg, Fiber: 5.6g, Sugar: 2.8g
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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