Sauteed Green Beans with Garlic and Herbs

91 review, 4.5 star(s). 86% would make again

Ready in 15 minutes

Delicious green beans.

"My husband and I really loved this dish. I added a yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced, to the green beens. It added both flavor and color. Next time I will cut down a bit on the thyme, or perhaps add dill instead. This recipe is very adaptable to personal taste and will be a staple at our table! Loved it!"


1 tablespoon Unsalted butter; softened
3 cloves Garlic; minced or pressed
1 teaspoon Fresh Thyme; chopped
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 pound Green Beans; ends snapped off and cut into two inch pieces
Black pepper; ground
1/4 cup Water
2 teaspoon Lemon juice
1 tablespoon Fresh parsley; chopped

Original recipe makes 4 Servings



Combine butter, garlic and thyme in a small bowl and set aside. Heat olive oil in a 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat until just smoking.

Add beans, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/8 teaspoon pepper. Cook, stirring occasionally until spotty brown, 4 to 6 minutes. Add water, cover andcook until beans are bright green and crisp, about 2 minutes.

Remove cover, increase heat to high and cook until water evaporates, 30-60 seconds. Add butter mixture and continue to cook, stirring frequently, until beans are crisp-tender, lightly browned and beginning to wrinkle, 1-3 minutes longer.

Transfer beans to a serving bowl, toss with lemon juice and parsley; adjust seasoning with salt and pepper.

Serve immediately.

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Really great recipe. Quick and easy. We added some feta cheese and a splash of red wine vinegar. It was like a party in your mouth. Well, maybe I'm over selling it.
The_Weinerman 2m ago

I have always just saut?ed them, but with the extra steam at the end they are fantastic and so pretty!
smithcpfd 6m ago

I used a third of a teaspoon of dried thyme. Worked fine.
AESG 1y ago

Loved it. Wish I would have found this when I was pregnant, I would crave green beans with a lot of butter. This would have been much healthier. And my daughter is now 1yr and a few months she really like them too she ate several. Thanks for sharing.
hunnyb 1y ago

I was short a few ingredients but even without the lemon and thyme it was absolutely delicious!
CheriseD86 1y ago

it was good but I found the thyme a bit strong.
Filmboy 1y ago

Great easy green bean recipe. Can use a hint of parmesan cheese to compliment the sour of the lemon.
jgalla3 1y ago

Should have used less butter... had a greasy taste. I will try again.
cgill7 2y ago

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