This very simple quick and easy side dish is very popular in my family.

Recipe Summary

prep:
5 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat; cook and stir green beans and garlic until beans begin to thaw. Season with salt and continue cooking and stirring until beans are lightly browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

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Nutrition Facts

64 calories; protein 1.6g 3% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 2.9g 4% DV; cholesterol 7.6mg 3% DV; sodium 260.7mg 10% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (66)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
The operative word is easy. This recipe celebrates the beans. The more ingredients and steps you add, the more you change the essence of the recipe. My only suggestion to those using fresh beans is that blanching is unnecessary - 10 to 15 minutes of sautéing gets them pretty tender, unless you like them totally soft, which I don't. Otherwise save yourself the time and effort and enjoy this very simple and delicious recipe. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2012
I used fresh green beans and blanched them (Bring a large saucepan of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the green beans. Cook beans for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge them into ice water. Let the beans sit in ice water for 3 minutes or until cool. Drain well and set aside). Then I sauteed the butter, garlic, and salt, added the beans and cooked until tender, but still slightly crisp. Also added toasted slivered almonds. Loved this recipe and will make again and again with these adjustments. Read More
(48)
94 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 67
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
04/06/2015
The operative word is easy. This recipe celebrates the beans. The more ingredients and steps you add, the more you change the essence of the recipe. My only suggestion to those using fresh beans is that blanching is unnecessary - 10 to 15 minutes of sautéing gets them pretty tender, unless you like them totally soft, which I don't. Otherwise save yourself the time and effort and enjoy this very simple and delicious recipe. Read More
(60)
Rating: 3 stars
12/27/2012
I used fresh green beans and blanched them (Bring a large saucepan of water to boiling. Add 1 tablespoon salt and the green beans. Cook beans for 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge them into ice water. Let the beans sit in ice water for 3 minutes or until cool. Drain well and set aside). Then I sauteed the butter, garlic, and salt, added the beans and cooked until tender, but still slightly crisp. Also added toasted slivered almonds. Loved this recipe and will make again and again with these adjustments. Read More
(48)
Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2012
I made this tonight for my family using fresh green beans and I added some lemon juice as another reviewer suggested. My kid who dislikes all vegetables had thirds and then picked at the dish after dinner was over and we were sitting around the table. Everyone had at least once serving most people had two. While I was only mildly pleased with it everyone else at the table thought they were fabulous. So well done! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
A delicious way to prepare frozen green beans. Some freshly ground black pepper was added before serving. I wouldn't hesitate to make this recipe again. Read More
(18)
Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2012
These were really good. I had a ton of green beans in the freezer from our garden and this fit the bill. Followed the recipe pretty much except that I used extra butter extra garlic and a little extra salt. Delicious. Thanks for the recipe. Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
01/22/2014
This recipe needed something more. The second time I made it I used fresh green beans and blanched them first as another user suggested. I increased the garlic and also added shallots and sauted them in butter and olive oil. Then I added the beans and cooked until just tender. I finished off with some black pepper. This was much more flavorful and appealed to my tastes. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/08/2012
I thought these were delightful! It was quick easy to prepare. I love that the garlic wasn't so overpowering and it had a wonderfully subtle taste of butter. I just re-seasoned the beans with a little salt after they were done cooking. Will definitely make again. No lemon juice needed here.:-) Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
03/05/2013
Very Good! Did add some bacon and a few sliced almonds. My Lady Friend ate almost the whole bag/recipe Read More
(8)
Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2014
Success!!! My daughter actually favored these over her chicken nuggets and was dipping them in ketchup like fries! The only change I made was I used a tsp of minced garlic from a jar instead of fresh and I may have used a smidge more salt than called for. It was pretty good! I'd make it again. Read More
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