Sautéed Green Beans


This sautéed green beans recipe is a quick and easy way to cook fresh green beans, and it's ready in just 10 minutes. It can easily be jazzed up with some onions, fresh garlic, or mushrooms — let your imagination run wild! This recipe also works well with fresh asparagus.

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
10 mins

Learn how to cook fresh green beans that will please even the pickiest eaters. Trust us: These seasoned sautéed green beans will quickly become a staple in your side dish rotation.

Sautéed Green Beans Ingredients

These are the ingredients you'll need to cook the best (and easiest) green beans of your life:

· Oil: You'll need about 1 ½ tablespoons of olive oil to make this green bean side dish.
· Green beans: Look for bright, firm, and smooth green beans that snap when you bend the pod.
· Seasonings: These seasoned green beans are flavored with onion salt, garlic salt, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper.

How to Cook Fresh Green Beans

It couldn't be easier to cook fresh green beans in a skillet. Simply heat the oil, stir in the beans and seasonings, and sauté until the beans are tender. You'll find the full, step-by-step recipe below with detailed instructions.

a low angle, close up view of pile of sauteed garden fresh green beans on a platter.
Dotdash Meredith Food Studio

How Long to Cook Fresh Green Beans

It depends on how tender you'd like the beans to be. If you like your green beans super tender, go ahead and sauté them the whole 10 minutes. If you like your green beans on the crisp side, though, you'll probably only want to cook them for five to eight minutes.

How to Serve Sautéed Green Beans

The beauty of these green beans? They go with just about anything! If you're hungry for some delicious inspiration, check out these main dish recipes that pair well with sautéed green beans:

· Perfect Chicken
· Sirloin Steak with Garlic Butter
· Grilled Salmon

Explore our entire collection of Main Dish Recipes.

How to Trim Fresh Green Beans

Snapping the ends off of each green bean one-by-one can get tedious. Follow this easy method to trim all your fresh green beans super fast:

1. Wash the beans by placing them in a colander and thoroughly rinsing them under cool water. Pat them dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towels.
2. Line the green beans up on a cutting board so that the tips are even. Use a sharp knife to cut off the tips with one slice.
3. Flip the green beans around and realign them so that the tips on the other side are even. Again, slice off the tips with a single motion.

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise

"I made this exactly as written and thought the seasoning would be too strong, but it wasn't," says Tammy Timmons. "This will be one of my go-to recipes for green beans from here on out."

"Love this," raves Jane Smith. "I added mushrooms, onion and red bell pepper! Quick, delicious and nutritious!"

"As others have commented, this is a great basic recipe," according to KSKENNYS. "It's a 5-star recipe as-is, but it is also very adaptable. For tonight's version, I added bacon and green onions."

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • ¾ pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • ½ teaspoon onion salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic salt

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • freshly ground pepper to taste


  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add green beans, onion salt, garlic salt, garlic powder, and black pepper; cook and stir until desired tenderness is reached, 5 to 10 minutes.

    a low angle, close up view of pile of sauteed garden fresh green beans on a platter.
    Dotdash Meredith Food Studio

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

74 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 74
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 1g 4%
Sodium 459mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 11%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 14mg 70%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 187mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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