These Garlic Butter Green Beans are the perfect ace to have up your sleeve to serve with just about anything. Using just three ingredients and taking only 20 minutes from start to finish, fresh green beans are trimmed and simmered until crisp tender before being bathed in butter and fresh garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper.
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I dare you to find another side dish recipe that uses just three ingredients and takes just 20 minutes from start to finish. These Garlic Butter Green Beans are the perfect ace to have up your sleeve to serve with just about anything. Fresh green beans are trimmed and simmered until crisp tender before being bathed in butter and fresh garlic and seasoned with salt and pepper. I have no doubt my ten and eight year old daughters could make this recipe by themselves, it’s that easy.
If you’re lucky enough to have a few green beans leftover, I can vouch that these Garlic Butter Green Beans would be a great addition to your next salad. In fact, after I made the ones shown in these photographs, I squirreled them away in the fridge – I don’t share food well! – for my daily lunch salads. They add such a great texture and pop of flavor to any ho hum salad.
Garlic Butter Green Beans
- 2 pounds fresh green beans trimmed
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 6 cloves garlic minced
- In a large saucepan over medium heat, add green beans and cover with water.
- Bring to a boil and then reduce heat to a simmer until beans are crisp tender, about five minutes.
- Drain water from green beans.
- Add butter and garlic to green beans over medium-low heat, allowing butter to melt and garlic to soften, approximately five minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
Looking for other recipes featuring green beans? There are so many fans of my Twice the Onion Green Bean Casserole, which shouldn’t be regulated only to holidays! You’ll also want to check out these refreshing Green Beans with Lemon and Feta, these Sweet and Spicy Ginger Green Beans and party ready Crispy Fried Green Beans with Wasabi Mayo.