Easy Sauteed Green Beans


4 servings

Updated: Nov. 10, 2023
—Nick Iverson, Lead Test Cook Taste of Home magazine.
Easy Sauteed Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Place beans and water in a large skillet. Bring to a boil; cook covered until beans are crisp tender, 4-6 minutes. Drain.
  2. In now-empty skillet, melt butter over medium-high heat. Add beans; cook and stir until beans are tender, 1-2 minutes. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 86 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 347mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable.