Butter Garlic Beans Recipe
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Butter Garlic Beans Recipe

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Frozen green beans taste almost fresh-picked when cooked with a little butter, garlic and onion. Laura McNeill of Dothan, Alabama shared the recipe for this family-pleasing vegetable dish that’s nice with almost any entree. “I like to use fresh green beans when they’re in season,” she notes.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups frozen cut green beans, thawed and drained
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 84 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, saute onion and garlic in butter for 2-3 minutes or until onion is crisp-tender. Add the beans, broth, salt and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Butter Garlic Beans in Simple & Delicious September/October 2006, p29

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katlaydee3 User ID: 3741999 136611
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"These are the best green beans I've ever had. I used fresh instead of frozen and parboiled them."

valanddansmith User ID: 988113 137535
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2009

"Delicious and easy!!!! I used fresh beans and a little extra onion."

soccergirl User ID: 1614350 139644
Reviewed May. 4, 2009

"This is a great recipe that I will make again and again. Both my husband and daughter loved them."

juler15 User ID: 3903813 162337
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"These beans are amazingly delicious. I had these with beef broth rather than the chicken."

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