Buttery Garlic Green Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Buttery Garlic Green Beans Recipe
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Buttery Garlic Green Beans

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"Only fresh green beans and garlic will do for this easy, healthy, and flavorful side dish."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 5 minutes. Drain water. Add butter to green beans; cook and stir until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  2. Cook and stir garlic with green beans until garlic is tender and fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Season with lemon pepper and salt.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 15, 2012

This is one of my most favorite ways to make green beans. I like to add a little finely minced onion to the skillet with the garlic as well. I usually double this recipe because my family inhales it.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 03, 2012

These were just ok. I used real garlic and more than called for-glad I did. A few pinches of lemon pepper doesn't add substantial flavor, nor were they all that buttery.

Nov 25, 2012

Use real garlic -- dry, minced garlic didn't do anything for the green beans.

Apr 10, 2013

I really like this method of green beans! I have to say I stepped it up by adding chicken bouillon to the water while parboiling the beans, and then using both garlic powder and fresh garlic when sauteeing in the butter. This is a staple in our home.

Mar 12, 2013

Delicious! I didn't have any lemon pepper but the dish didn't seem to be the worse for it. A great way to add some veggies into any diet. Next time I think I may add some lemon juice for a little extra flavor.

Jan 24, 2013

Everyone in my house thought this was fantastic. I was looking for a green recipe that did not use bacon as we did not have any and this hit the spot!!

Feb 08, 2014

Great base recipe for fresh green beans; the simmer, drain, saute method helps maintain crispness and color. Started garlic in the butter before adding beans back in. Subbed fresh cracked black pepper and juice of one small lemon at the end instead of dry mix, and it was phenomenal!

Aug 29, 2014

Just tried it. I cooked mine longer because I prefer softer textured green beans. I used fresh cloves of garlic as well as a little bit of minced garlic and browned it (almost tasted like bacon bits). I also used a bit of sea salt. Came out delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.9 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 23 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 8.8 g
  • 14%
  • Fiber
  • 3.9 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 2.3 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 184 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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