Green Beans Aglio Olio (with Garlic and Olive Oil)

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 10 mins

Simple and delicious. A true Italian staple for any dinner. This is just about the only way my mother and grandmother cooked their vegetables!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Steam beans over a pot of boiling water, or in a veggie steamer, for about 5 minutes.
  2. Feel free to steam more or less, depending on how your family likes their veggies cooked.
  3. Keep in mind that you will also be sautéing the beans in the next step.
  4. In a large saute pan, heat olive oil.
  5. Add the garlic and saute for about 45 seconds to impart its flavors into the oil.
  6. Before the garlic begins to brown, add the red pepper flakes and green beans to the pan and cook for another 5 minutes, or until cooked to your liking.
  7. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
Most Helpful

I enjoyed making this recipe. You could even add diced tomatoes to it.

Mom05 January 19, 2004

This is a great and easy way to spruce up green beans. The red pepper really gives it a kick. I also added sliced almonds. Yum!!!

Kristal Johnson December 13, 2003

This was a nice way to enjoy green beans. The garlic and red pepper gave it nice flavor. Thanks!

Sharon123 October 23, 2003