Go Back
+ servings
Green beans are plated on a white serving platter and topped with crispy garlic bits.

Sautèed Green Beans with Garlic

These buttery green beans are sauteed with garlic in one pan for a fast and easy side dish.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans, sautèed green beans, vegetable side dish
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 119 kcal
Author sherry brubaker


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 lb green beans washed, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp salted butter
  • 2 cloves of garlic finely chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Heat the olive oil in a medium sized pan over medium heat.

  2. Place the green beans in the pan and do not disturb the pan for 2 minutes to allow them to sear. Toss the green beans and repeat the searing process until the green beans have cooked for 6-7 minutes.

  3. Add the butter to the pan and stir it until it is melted. Place the lid on the pan and cook for 5 minutes.

  4. Add the chopped garlic to the pan and stir well. Place the lid back on the pan and allow it to cook for 2 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  5. Serve the green beans with a squeeze of lemon or grated parmesan. Mangia!

Nutrition Facts
Sautèed Green Beans with Garlic
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 15mg5%
Sodium 57mg2%
Potassium 247mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 958IU19%
Vitamin C 14mg17%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.