Sauteed Green Bean Recipe

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This Sauteed Green Bean Recipe is delicious and makes for a great side dish! If you are looking for a quick easy side dish to serve your family for a busy weeknight dinner meal, you found it!

Sauteed green beans are budget-friendly.  Using only 5 ingredients, and being ready in 15 minutes makes them perfect. All you need are canned green beans, olive oil, butter, garlic, and onions.   That’s it!

This easy recipe will become a family favorite.

green beans sautéing in a cast iron skillet

I’m always hunting tasty side dishes that are easy to go along with dinner. When I found this recipe at Homestead Acres, hers called for fresh green beans. I didn’t have any so I used a jar of my canned green beans.

Sauteed Green Bean Recipe

I will cover for you two ways of cooking this sauteed green bean recipe.  Using fresh green beans as well as canned green beans.

Sauteed Green Beans Will Become a Favorite – Here’s Why…

  • Green beans are full of nutrition!  They are high in fiber and low in calories so they are a perfect healthy side dish.
  • Sauteed green beans take only 15 minutes to prepare and they are ready to serve.
  • This recipe is super easy, using only 5 ingredients.
  • Stove-top cooking green beans enhance their flavor and makes them more delicious.
  • Green beans are gluten-free so perfect for Keto and Paleo diets.

How To Prepare Fresh Green Beans For Cooking

Rinse beans with cold water and drain.  Most beans from the grocery store are string-less.  But if you grow your own or have heirlooms from a local farmer’s market – remove the strings.

All you need to do is pinch off the inedible ends with your fingers and pull. The strings will pull right off.  Toss the strings in the compost.

Do Beans Need Blanching Before Sauteing?

Blanching is not necessary, it’s your choice.  You can always toss green beans into the saute pan and start sauteing.

This will save about 4 minutes, but we prefer them to be green and crunchy.  Blanching does this.  It keeps them a bright green color, the flavor remains sweet and the texture super crunchy.

How to Blanch Green Beans

In a large saucepan, bring 2 quarts of water to a boil.  Toss in green beans and boil for 3 minutes. Drain them and immediately plunge into a bowl of cold ice water.  This stops the cooking process so they remain crunchy and bright green.  They are ready to saute with garlic and onions.

How to Prepare Canned Green Beans for Sauteing

Canned green beans will need to drain.  I used a kitchen strainer and let them sit in the sink draining while I chopped fresh garlic and onions. Once finished, they were dry.

NOTE:  Canned green beans do have a more tender texture and a different color, but the flavor is still delicious.

green beans draining in a strainer  sauteed green bean recipe

Other Ideas for Seasoning Green Beans

  • Toss on some fresh Parmesan cheese
  • Add some crispy chopped bacon
  • A couple squeezes from a fresh lemon
  • Add a dash of soy sauce for an Asian twist
  • Saute in some fresh almond slices

What to Serve With Sauteed Green Beans

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Yield: 4 Cups

Sauteed Green Beans Recipe

fried green beans in a cast iron skillet

This delicious green bean recipe is sauteed with garlic and onions. Ready in 15 minutes, it's a perfect healthy dish to give your family.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 4 Cups of Green Beans, Fresh or Canned
  • 2 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/8 Cup of Real Butter
  • 3 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1 Onion, chopped
  • Salt and Pepper, (Optional)


  1. In a cast-iron skillet, add olive oil and butter and heat to medium.
  2. Melt butter and add garlic and onions. Saute for 3 minutes.
  3. Add green beans, stirring frequently saute for 5 minutes or until beans are cooked to desired tenderness.


Canned green beans needs to be drained dry.

Fresh green beans need sauteed for 5-7 minutes; just until tender.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutritional information is computer generated and may not be totally accurate. This if for informational purposes only. Please consult your doctor if you follow a strict diet or need additional information.

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