Garlic Green Beans Recipe
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Garlic Green Beans Recipe

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This vegetable dish gets a boost from onions and garlic. Their fresh flavor comes shining though.—Jane Walker, Dewey, Arizona
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 78 calories, 2 g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a large skillet, saute onion in oil until tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain beans; add to onion mixture. Cook and stir for 2-3 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Garlic Green Beans in Taste of Home October/November 2000, p9

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Reviewed Dec. 25, 2014

"A good base recipe. I added more garlic as well as a lot of Parmesan and a dash of salt. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2014

"These were good but I added parmesean cheese to them and made them even better!"

Reviewed May. 4, 2014


Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013

"I make these with young, thin fresh green beans and I do not cut them in pieces. They are very good."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2012

"Very good recipe, and my family loves it! I use fresh, very thin green beans, and steam them slightly rather than boiling to preserve vitamin content."

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