Here’s our easy Sauteed Green Beans recipe. made with the most delicious garlic butter. You can make these beans in about 15 minutes! Our family loves these flavorful green beans cooked to perfection! Jump to the Sauteed Green Beans recipe
Do you need to blanch the green beans for this recipe?
Blanching green beans means cooking them in boiling water for a short time until they are flavorful, tender, and light green. Once soft, the beans are chilled in ice water to stop the cooking. Although blanching is a great way to prepare green beans for salads and other dishes, this easy wok recipe doesn’t require blanching.
Instead of blanching the beans, let’s simplify the cooking steps. The method isn’t much different than our sautéed zucchini, sautéed Brussels sprouts, sautéed cabbage, or this sautéed bok choy.
If you’ve been looking for a roasted version, here’s our Roasted Green Beans recipe.
Here are the basic steps we follow to get perfectly sautéed green beans:
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We like our beans to be light green with some bubbles on the outside and tender and flavorful in the middle.
Fry the beans in a large pan with a little oil and salt. Stir the beans every two minutes. We’re not looking for very tender beans at this point, just a few bubbles.
Pour in a small amount of liquid, such as water or broth, and cover. Cover and cook until beans are tender (about 2 minutes).
Uncover, then season with minced garlic, butter (regular or vegan), and other spices to taste. Stir for a minute or two, then serve!
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What to serve with green beans?
This green bean recipe is quick to make, so we’re going to make it often! Here are some of our family’s favorite side dishes:
Sautéed green beans in garlic butter
Here’s our easy recipe for sautéed green beans with the most delicious garlic butter. You can make these beans in about 15 minutes! Our family loves these flavorful green beans cooked to perfection!
In the recipe below, we share a basic recipe plus an optional step to top the beans with a (delicious) garlic butter.
makes 4 servings
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Easy Sauteed Green Beans
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound green beans, stems broken
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 cup water or broth
Lemon wedges for serving
optional garlic butter
1 tablespoon butter or vegan butter
3 medium garlic cloves, chopped, about 1 tablespoon
1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat, then add the green beans and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Cook until you start to see a few bubbles, about 5 minutes. Keep stirring while cooking to allow all of the beans to reach the bottom of the pan.
Pour in the water (or broth), then cover the pan with a lid or, if the pan you’re using doesn’t have a lid, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the pan. Cook covered for 2 minutes.
Cover the pan, reduce the heat to medium-low, and then continue cooking until the remaining liquid in the pan has evaporated. To serve, or if cooking the green beans in garlic butter, add butter, garlic, lemon zest, and black pepper. Cook, stir the garlic in the pan for a minute. To serve.
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- Nutritional Facts: The nutritional values given below are estimates. We use the USDA database to calculate approximate values. Garlic butter is included in the calculations.
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Nutritional value per serving: Part 1/4 of the recipe / calories 74 / total fat 4.3g / Saturated Fatty Acids 2 g / cholesterol 7.6mg / sodium 153mg / carbohydrates 8.8g / fiber 3.2g / total sugar 3.7g / protein 2.3g
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