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These Skillet Garlic Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish. They go great with many meals plus, they are healthy!
Skillet Garlic Green Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

These Skillet Garlic Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish.  They go great with almost any meal and they are healthy!

Servings: 4
Author: Malinda Linnebur
  • 1 pound (455g) fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
  • 1 large clove garlic, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat a large 12 inch skillet over medium to medium-high heat.  Add in olive oil and green beans.  Cook  3 minutes or until they start to brown slightly, stirring frequently. 

    Add the water and cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.  (if your water cooks out too quickly just add a little more)  Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper; cook for 2 minutes stirring constantly.  Serve immediately.  

Recipe Notes
  1. Read post for tips. 
  2. To use frozen green beans: Thaw and drain water.  Omit the water added during cooking and cook green beans until heated through.  Continue with adding the garlic. 
  3. I also like to squeeze a little lemon juice over the green beans after they have cooked.  A little chopped fresh parsley is good too.  Just to change it up a bit.