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Easy garlic green beans, the best way to make green beans taste good
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4.25 from 4 votes

Garlic Green Beans

Simple green beans with butter and garlic have a lot of flavor. This easy side dish is perfect for Thanksgiving dinner.
Prep Time3 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time11 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Garlic Green Beans


  • 2 tbsp Butter
  • 2 cups french green beans trimmed
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1 cup water


  • Put water in large fry pan and heat on high
  • Add the green beans (trimmed) to the water for about 2 minutes until bright green
  • Add in butter, garlic, salt and pepper
  • Turn to medium heat, and cook until beans are tender (5-8 minutes) and water is evaporated.