Garlic and Butter Green Beans

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There’s nothing wrong with boiling fresh or frozen green beans until they are soft, draining the water and seasoning them with butter and salt and pepper. However… cooking them in a covered skillet or wok with a dab of butter and garlic makes this simple side dish a show-stopper at the dinner table. They are perfectly crisp-tender and have a punch of flavor which will complement any main dish you are serving for dinner. Enjoy!

Garlic and Butter Green Beans

A flavorful side dish that adds some green vegetables to your dinner
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 11 minutes
Total Time 16 minutes
Servings 6 people
Author Megan


  • 6 cups fresh green beans or frozen
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon fresh minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt


  • If necessary, pinch off and discard the tops of the green beans. Wash and drain.
  • In a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat, combine green beans and water and cover with a lid. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • Drain the liquid off the beans and push them to the outer edge of the skillet, making a hole in the middle. Drop the butter and garlic in the middle of the pan. Stir and cook the garlic for just 60 seconds until it becomes fragrant.
  • Mix the garlic, butter, and salt into the beans until they are well coated. Serve immediately.

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