Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Rose Nguyen
Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
8 Mins
Makes 6 to 8 servings

Dress up humble green beans with a little garlic, butter, salt, pepper, and olive oil for a simple side dish that's sure to draw rave reviews.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook green beans in boiling salted water to cover 3 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge green beans into ice water to stop the cooking process, and drain.

Step 2

Melt butter with oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat; add green beans, garlic, salt, and pepper, and sauté 4 to 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Chef's Notes

Blanch the green beans (Step 1) up to a day ahead. When you are ready to prepare supper, just toss the green beans in the skillet and sauté.

Ratings & Reviews

foodie1's Review

May 23, 2014

Keiko123's Review

November 23, 2012
Excellent and simple. Grown up green beans! Used pre-washd French cut green beans and threw in a few baby carrots that I had left over. Served for Thanksgiving..pretty!

Trupti's Review

September 25, 2011
Substituted 1.5 tsp of pre-minced garlic and sauteed first in the butter/oil - I like garlic. Super easy to make. Instant hit.

Tabbysneaks's Review

September 04, 2011
This was probably one of the easiest and tastiest side dishes that I have done in a while. I made this for a dinner with my brother and sister in law and they loved them. My sister in law even wants me to make these for Thanksgiving!

ElizaThorn's Review

September 08, 2009
Absolutely delicious! Garlic makes everything bettter. I didn't use butter, only olive oil, and I used blue lake beans, and our guests really enjoyed it. I will save this simple and wonderful recipe!

dayziegrl's Review

August 16, 2009
Used green beans from garden and thought this was simple and delicious. Good for weeknight supper or weekend guests.