Easy Fresh Green Beans With Packaged Salad Dressing

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

This is an easy recipe that I usually have at Easter. I can't remember where I found it, so I don't know who to credit with this recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 1 (3/4 ounce) packagegarlic and herb salad dressing mix
  • 1 -2 tablespoon oil
  • 14-12 cup water


  1. Wash the green beans and snap off the ends.
  2. Place dressing mix and oil in the bottom of a large nonstick frying pan.
  3. Mix well.
  4. Add the water and the green beans.
  5. Cover, turn heat to high and cook until the beans are tender crisp and the water has evaporated.
  6. Stir a couple of times while the beans are cooking.
  7. If you need to make more than one pound of beans, use a separate frying pan for another batch.
  8. The green beans are my favorite, but I have also made these with one bunch of broccoli or you could probably also use cauliflower.
  9. An envelope of Italian dressing could also be used. If you find it to be too salty, you can use just half a packet, and save the other half for next time.


Most Helpful

This was really good and was super simple to make! We had an abundance of green beans after a trip to the farmer's market and decided to try this. My only complaint (not really the fault of the recipe though) was the saltiness. Next time I will use a lower sodium package or make my own dressing blend. This will definitely be added to our meal rotation.

Shastababy February 17, 2013

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