Simple Steamed Green Beans

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A simple and tasty side dish when fresh green beans are plentiful. Prep time doesn't include time to prep the beans before steaming.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Prepare green beans by snapping them or cutting them to approx 1 inch in length and rinsing them.
  2. Over a pot of boiling water, steam beans for 15-20 minutes (until just tender with a little"bite" to them; Also, to steam I use a covered colander over a Dutch oven filled 1/4th full with water) Remove steamed beans and turn into a serving bowl.
  3. Add all of the rest of the ingredients, seasoning to taste.
  4. Enjoy!


Most Helpful

Before this recipe, I would have told you I didn't like green beans. But I had never tried them steamed before. I liked these so much I ate all my green beans first!! LOL! I steamed them for 18 minutes. First, I drizzled the teaspoon of EVOO on them and tossed to coat. I then sprinkled about a teaspoon of brown sugar over them and some pepper, again tossing to coat. I learned the brown sugar trick from a restaurant chef and it is incredible. I know I'll be making these again!

Marg (CaymanDesigns) June 11, 2008

So simple and delicious. I used frozen green beans and steamed them in a steamer basket for about 10 minutes then tossed with butter, seasoned with the salt and pepper. Made for PAC Spring 2012.

PaulaG April 13, 2012

I steamed the beans in a glad steam bag and then added the other ingredients. We all enjoyed these.

bmcnichol July 18, 2011

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