Garlic Italian Green Beans

Total Time
1hr 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 1 hr

An easy way to prepare green beans that will usually even get those who don't like green beans to eat them :) These come a little better if you thaw the green beans first -in fridge for a few hours, or if time constricted - I have popped them in the microwave for a few minutes. The measurements for dry ingredients are approximate - you can play with them an adjust to your own taste - I usually don't measure mine. This recipe doubles well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Saute fresh garlic in the oil for a few minutes, but don't let garlic start to brown.
  2. Add green beans in and stir them to coat with the oil.
  3. Sprinkle all dry ingredients on the green beans except the parm cheese.
  4. Cover and let saute for about an hour, stirring occasionaly.
  5. When green beans lose the bright green color and become tender, turn off the heat an sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
  6. Serve and enjoy! Delicious!
Most Helpful

As written this had way too much salt/pepper and garlic. I made this and had to throw it away as no one ate it. I made again as I thought it had potential. I used a tablespoon of garlic, 1/4 tsp of pepper, salt and garlic powder and kept the cheese the same. Everyone enjoyed them that way. I also only had to cook mine for about 30 minutes instead of an hour that is stated in the directions. Made for Fall PAC 2008.

bmcnichol September 16, 2008