Ready for my favorite side dish? The one I whip up at least twice a week? No exaggeration. If you’ve stayed at my house for any length of time you’ve probably had them. Let’s chat about my Garlic Green Beans.

While green beans can often be bland these are absolutely not. They are garlicky (That’s a word. I checked.) and you will love them. So says this gal.

Also you should know that my sister in-law, who hates beans of all kinds, swears these are the only ones she’ll eat. Basically you have to like them now. That’s what I’m saying.

And wouldn’t you know it, they’re Whole30 compliant and dairy free too.

I typically use frozen green beans for this recipe because I always have those on hand. Of course you can use fresh green beans but your cooking time may vary slightly.

Bonus points if you can find a bag that says “fine green beans”. Fine means pretty thin. You knew that. I’m saying it anyway. I used to buy mine at Sam’s Club but they started carrying a new kind (Cut to me crying real tears.) that doesn’t say “fine” on the bag. Call me what you want but I really love a skinny green bean.

Warning: I rarely make a single batch. I usually double it up because we demolish them.

What are you waiting for? Get cooking!

Garlic Green Beans

These Garlic Green Beans are tender and garlicky. My family can't get enough of them!


  • 16 oz green beans, frozen, can use fresh but you'll need to decrease cook time
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, extra virgin
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • salt


  • In a nonstick pan add your green beans and olive oil. Cover with a lid. Cook for 10-15 minutes on medium heat. Stir often as the green beans will stick to the pan. You want to continue to move those browned green beans to the top so that the others start to brown too.
  • Lower heat to low. Add your garlic. Stir. Cover. Cook for another 2-4 minutes. You'll know they're done when all of them have gone from that really bright green to a more darker shade.
  • Salt.
  • Serve.
  • Make more the next night.
  • And maybe the next night. Because they're just that good.


Calories: 66kcal, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 4g, Sodium: 4mg, Potassium: 159mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 520IU, Vitamin C: 9.7mg, Calcium: 30mg, Iron: 0.8mg

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