Garlic Green Beans

Today I’m sharing my favorite new way to serve green beans! While I still love traditional Southern green beans, this method creates a completely different taste and texture but also gives your plate a beautiful pop of green.

The key to success with this recipe is using extra fine frozen green beans. I’ve tried it with regular frozen beans and it just wasn’t as good. Here’s the kind I get from Aldi (I’m sure other stores carry them too):

Frozen green beans from Aldi

Garlic Green Beans

Bring 1/2 cup of water to boil in a skillet. Add half the bag of frozen green beans and boil for 3 minutes. Drain green beans in a colander. Add 1 Tablespoon of olive oil to the skillet, then dump the green beans back in the pan. Sprinkle garlic salt (1 teaspoon – add more to taste) over beans and saute for one minute. Season with salt and pepper.

*adjust cooking times if you like your veggies a little more or less crunchy. 

These green beans are great with just about anything, but we like them with:

What is your favorite quick and easy side?

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46 thoughts on “Garlic Green Beans

  1. We love green beans so I’ll have to give this a try. I’ve never seen Extra Fine green beans before so I will keep my eyes peeled for them. Your crab cakes look delicious!! I have pinned several recipes for them, but have yet to attempt making any.


    1. I hope you are able to find those green beans – they are sooo good. I imagine this would work with fresh beans, but I haven’t tried it. Those crab cakes were my personal best – not one fell apart in the pan! I think the key is making sure the meat is shredded really finely. Try them – they’re so good!


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