Buttery sautéed garlic green beans is a simple side dish that is quick, easy and delicious. These vibrant green beans have the best crispy yet slightly tender texture. Make this easy side dish in just 10 minutes to elevate any meal. So so good.
Sautéed garlic green beans are the perfect side dish to any meal. I like to pair it with roast chicken, steak, lamb chops, and turkey. But my favourite way to serve this is for Thanksgiving dinner, alongside some of my favourite sides such as creamy mashed potatoes, roasted butternut squash, and potatoes au gratin. And don't forget the cranberry sauce and stuffing.
You will need just a handful of simple ingredients for this recipe:
- green beans - trim them by lining them up and cutting the ends off with a knife.
- garlic - lots of garlic.
- butter - you can also use olive oil.
- soy sauce - adds a hint of flavour.
- salt and pepper
How to Make the Best Sautéed Garlic Green Beans
In a medium pot, bring 5 cups of water over medium high heat. Add green beans in the boiling water and cook for 4-6 minutes until tender. Drain and set aside.
In a large skillet, heat butter over medium high heat for 2 minutes until it melts and sizzles. Add garlic and sauté for 2-3 minutes until the garlic turns golden brown and is fragrant.
Add the cooked green beans and sauté for another 2-3 minutes. Stir well to coat the green beans with butter garlic sauce. Add soy sauce, salt and pepper. Stir well to mix evenly, about 1 minute.
Tips for Making Green Beans
- How to store: Store green beans in an airtight container for up to 4 days in the refrigerator. Reheat for a few minutes on the stove over medium heat.
- How to use frozen green beans: Allow the green beans to thaw and then them straight into the skillet. You do not need to boil them first.
- How to customize: There are so many ways that you can customize this side dish. Some popular ingredients that you can add are crispy bacon, Parmesan cheese, and toasted crushed almonds or pecans.
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