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Butter and garlic green beans in a white dish.

No-fail Butter and Garlic Green Beans

These Butter and Garlic Green Beans are perfectly cooked and tossed with butter and toasted garlic. They're a quick, easy, and delicious vegetable side dish.
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 63kcal
Author Tracy


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed and washed
  • 2 cloves garlic minced*
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • In a medium pot, cover green beans with cold water and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes, until they reach your preferred level of doneness. Drain and set aside.
  • Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add the garlic and toast until golden, watching carefully to ensure it doesn't burn.
  • Add the cooked green beans to the pan, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and toss to coat (and reheat if they've cooled).
  • Serve and enjoy!


*If you don't feel like mincing your garlic, you can crush it with a garlic press, but the little minced pieces of garlic are really delicious.
Make-ahead Instructions: Trimmed green beans and minced garlic can be stored in air-tight containers for up to 2 days before cooking.


Calories: 63kcal