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Green Beans with Tomato Sauce

Photo: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Buffy Hargett Miller
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 15 mins
Yield Makes 4 to 6 servings
If you love Italian, you'll love hearty Green Beans with Tomato Sauce. Try this new twist on green beans the next time you need a veggie side. 

Ingredients

  • 2 (16-oz.) packages frozen cut pole beans
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 1 (24-oz.) jar pasta sauce (such as Bertolli Olive Oil and Garlic)
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste

How to Make It

  1. Steam beans according to package directions. (Reserve 1 cup cooked beans for Easy Chicken Pot Pie, if desired.) Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add shallot; cook 30 seconds. Stir in beans. Stir in pasta sauce and thyme leaves. Cook, stirring often, 2 to 3 minutes or until hot. Add salt and pepper to taste.