Total Time
1hr 15mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 45 mins

This recipe is very simple to make and very tasty. The recipe is courtsy of an Italian catering and seen on tv.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Add green beans to a pot of water and cook until the beans are tender---about 20 to 30 minutes,and drain well. I believe that canned green beans could be used.
  2. In a frying pan, add olive oil and garlic; saute the garlic, but make sure the garlic does not get brown in color.
  3. Strain the tomatoes and discard liquid; smash up the tomatoes with a fork and drain away any excess juice.
  4. Add the tomatoes to the olive oil & garlic and season with salt and pepper; cook for 10 to 15 minutes.
  5. While the tomatoes are cooking, the water will begin to evaporate, and you will notice more of the olive oil; that is when the sauce is ready.
  6. Add the cooked green beans to the frying pan and incorporate the sauce with the greens beans, serve.


Most Helpful

Add a nice size chunk of crusty Italian bread on the side and you have a meal! Made this with fresh garden tomatoes instead of canned and we sopped up every remaining morsel of this dish with bread. What a delicious and healthy lunch. Thanks so much for sharing Barb. I just love your recipes!

mermaidmagic September 17, 2006

This was good but a little dry--I found myself adding back some of the liquid I had strained from the tomatoes. I also added a bit of pepperoncini to give just a little heat.

Chef Kate January 11, 2006

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