Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

Delicious green bean side dish. I also add sautéed mushrooms when I have them on hand. (The mushrooms in the picture are so red because I used leftovers from sautéing them in red wine the night before). My DH wants bacon added next time - he loves bacon with green beans.


  1. Wash green beans well.
  2. Snap off both ends of the green beans, snap them in half leaving you with pieces that are two to three inches long.
  3. Heat olive oil in a skillet on medium heat and add minced garlic and sauté until the garlic begins to brown.
  4. Add green beans and continue to sauté on medium heat until heated through for five to seven minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with salt just before serving.
Most Helpful

These were really good. I added some garlic powder after they were cooked because they didn't have as much garlic flavor as I had anticipated. Thanks!

itsnevrenough January 15, 2007

A nice way to cook greenbeans. I used grapeseed oil spray so that the fat content was reduced considerably. Left out the pepper flakes and really enjoyed these garlicky green beans.

ladypit January 12, 2007

This is delicious, I do this all the time with frozen green beans not the cut up ones but the whole ones. First I place the beans in a sautee pan and add about 1/4 c. water, put a lid on and steam for a few minutes. Next I drain the water and add the oil, garlic and salt and sautee till desired doneness. They are great. Thanks for posting this great and healty recipe.

Take a Letter Maria January 01, 2007