Buttery Garlic Green Beans Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Buttery Garlic Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

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!!

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!

Mar 09, 2014

eh, pretty boring. I needed extra salt.


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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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