Sautéed Green Beans Recipe

Updated on December 12, 2019
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I am a food enthusiast and am always trying new recipes. I love to garden, get crafty, and read a good book!

Green Beans, Ready for Dinner!

Easy Peasy Green Beans

These green beans are on our weekly dinner rotation as they're easy to prep ahead of time and can be heated right before serving with minimal prep time. My husband likes to take these green beans and sprinkle some red pepper flakes to add some heat, but the kids love these as is. Either way, this is an easy recipe that can be customized to your tastes and spicy factor. I hope your family enjoys it as much as mine does!

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Cook Time

Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 10 min
Ready in: 15 min
Yields: Serves 4-6 people


  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • dash pepper
  • dash hot pepper flakes, optional


  1. Begin by snapping or trimming the ends off of all green beans. Discard the ends.
  2. If the green beans are long, you may choose to cut them in half or leave them as is. Place in a pot of water on high.
  3. When the water begins to boil, set a timer for 5 minutes and stir the green beans a few times as they cook.
  4. At the 5-minute mark, test a green bean with a fork to make sure it is tender but still firm. If it is still crunchy, cook 2-3 more minutes until fork tender.
  5. Remove green beans from the pot and drain the hot water. Immediately submerge the beans in a bowl of ice water. This will prevent them from continuing to cook and soften.
  6. Now your green beans are prepped and ready either for the fridge for later use or you can continue to cook them.
  7. Place a pan over medium heat. Melt the butter and add green beans into the pan.
  8. Add all spices and stir to coat.
  9. Once green beans are warmed through and coated with spices, taste for doneness and seasonings.
  10. Serve and enjoy!

What Do You Think of My Beans?

5 stars from 1 rating of Sautéed Green Beans Recipe

Green Bean Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 4
Calories 61
Calories from Fat27
% Daily Value *
Fat 3 g5%
Saturated fat 2 g10%
Carbohydrates 8 g3%
Sugar 2 g
Fiber 4 g16%
Protein 2 g4%
Cholesterol 8 mg3%
Sodium 97 mg4%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

© 2019 Lisa Bean


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  • Lisabean2202 profile imageAUTHOR

    Lisa Bean 

    13 months ago from Nevada

    Thanks Angel!

  • Angel Guzman profile image

    Angel Guzman 

    13 months ago from Joliet, Illinois

    My girlfriend loves green beans. Me not so much but with some creative cooking I'll eat them. Nice recipe.

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    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    18 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Hi, Pamela, the green beans are not only delicious but nutritious. The recipe is wonderful. Thanks for stopping by and weighing in.

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    Pamela Oglesby 

    18 months ago from Sunny Florida

    I think these green beans sound delicious. We love them and I will try your recipe. Have a great weekend.

  • Miebakagh57 profile image

    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    18 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Hi, Lisa, I appreciated your comments and thanks.

  • Lisabean2202 profile imageAUTHOR

    Lisa Bean 

    18 months ago from Nevada

    Great suggestions of what to add with the green beans Miebakagh!

  • Miebakagh57 profile image

    Miebakagh Fiberesima 

    18 months ago from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, NIGERIA.

    Hello, Lisa, thanks for sharing. I do cook green bean in more than one ways, and I also had some fish or shripps to make it more nutitious. I though also that this can serve as a side dish with rice and stew, or potatoa/ yam porridge to provide a balanced meal. Anyway, your green bean is a delight if taken as a light noon-day snack .


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