These easy Sautéed Green Beans are quick, delicious, and full of garlic goodness. You only need a few simple ingredients, like green beans, butter, and seasonings along with one pan to make this healthy vegetable side.
Pour enough water into a large skillet or saucepan to completely cover the bottom. Bring the water to a boil and then add in the green beans. Reduce the heat to medium, cover with a lid, and let cook for 4-5 minutes, or until the green beans are bright green and tender.
Drain the green beans in a colander in the sink and shake to remove excess liquid.
Add butter and garlic to the dry skillet over medium-low heat and sauté for 30 seconds, or until the garlic becomes fragrant. Add the green beans back into the skillet and toss to completely coat it in the garlic butter sauce. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper and continue to cook over medium-low heat for 3-4 more minutes.
Serve immediately with additional salt and black pepper, to taste, and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Enjoy!
Meal Prep and Storage
To Prep-Ahead: Trim green beans and store them in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.
To Store: Place in an airtight container and keep in the fridge for up to 3-5 days.
To Freeze: Carefully put green beans in a freezer bag or container. If using a bag or plastic wrap, put a layer of aluminum foil around the outside for additional protection. This step keeps air out and reduces freezer burn. Alternatively, flash freeze green beans in a single layer first to keep them from bunching together.
To Reheat: Allow green beans to thaw in the fridge. Cook in skillet over medium heat with additional butter or oil as needed.
Sautéed Green Beans with Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 2g
Vitamin A 969IU19%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.