Garlic Green Beans

READY IN: 45mins
Recipe by appetizerqueen

Healthy, tasty, quick green beans. AND garlicy too. Makes a great side dish or a dipping appetizer.

Top Review by whtbxrmom

If you like garlic, you will enjoy this recipe. If you LOVE garlic you may be disappointed. I typically double the garlic in every recipe because my house is filled with garlic lovers. On this recipe I added an extra clove to the water. I also added an extra teaspoon of minced garlic to the smashed garlic cloves in the olive oil. Even with all the additions, we felt these only had a mild garlic flavor. We put the garlic pepper seasoning grinder out on the table, everyone single person used it.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Simmer garlic cloves in 4 cups water simmer high 20-30 minutes. (water should smell garlicy).
  2. remove garlic and set aside.
  3. Place beans into water increase to medium high heat and cook beans 5 minutes.
  4. While beans are cooking in water, use a fork to smash the garlic and place garlic into frying pan.
  5. Add olive oil to pan and stir with garlic over medium high heat for 2 minutes.
  6. Add beans to pan and fry for 5 minutes stirring or tossing beans while frying.
  7. Remove beans from pan and serve.
  8. Can be used as an appetizer, dipping beans in some ranch or your favorite dip.

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