CookingLight diet CookingLight diet
Prep Time
13 Mins
Cook Time
30 Mins
10 servings

Every busy holiday menu needs at least one easy side dish. Cook the beans and slice the onion a day ahead.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook green beans in boiling salted water 5 to 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Plunge beans in ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and set aside.

Step 2

Heat oil in a large skillet or sauté pan over medium heat; add onion and garlic, and sauté 15 to 20 minutes or until tender and onion starts to caramelize. Stir in green beans, salt, and pepper; sauté 2 to 3 minutes or until beans are heated. Serve hot.

Step 3

Make-Ahead Note: Place cooked green beans in a large zip-top plastic bag, and store in refrigerator up to 1 day. When ready to use, simply toss in with caramelized onions, and sauté until warm.

Christmas with Southern Living 2007

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