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Garlic Green Beans

Standard green beans get 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


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


  • Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, until crisp-tender, 8-10 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add onion; cook and stir until tender, 3-5 minutes. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Drain beans; add to onion mixture. Cook and stir until heated through, 2-3 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 76 calories, 2g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 10mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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  • homemadewithlove
    May 31, 2019

    Good summer side dish

  • s_pants
    Dec 27, 2016

    Good basic recipe, but need to add salt and pepper.

  • liliesandroses
    Dec 25, 2014

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

  • amysmess
    Jun 20, 2014

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

  • wdeckerman
    May 4, 2014


  • bjsilve0
    Aug 1, 2013

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

  • fgilbreth
    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.

  • FLRN32937
    Dec 24, 2012

    I've been making this recipe for several years. I usually make it with fresh green beans. The only thing I do differently is boil the green beans in chicken broth. This is an excellent way to make regular green beans spectacular. My family loves this healthy dish.

  • lurky27
    Jun 14, 2012

    These are okay. I've made better green bean recipes from this website.~ Theresa

  • Shoes58
    Apr 28, 2010

    added more garlic to suit our taste. next time maybe slightly less onion. definitely a keeper! leftovers are great!!