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garlic butter green beans in a bowl

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Garlic Butter Green Beans is a tasty and easy 10 minute side dish everyone will love. Colorful and flavorful, perfect for a weeknight dinner or Thanksgiving feast!
Course Side Dish, Sides
Cuisine American, Continental
Keyword garlic butter green beans, how to cook green beans, sauteed green beans
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • steamer basket
  • frying pan


  • 1 lb /500g green beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • juice of half a lemon


  • Trim the ends off the beans.
  • Bring pot to a boil. Insert the steamer basket with the green beans and cover with lid. Steam for 3-4 minutes until tender but al dente.
  • Melt butter and minced garlic in a frying pan on medium high heat.
  • Remove beans from the steamer and add to frying pan.
  • Toss the green beans in the garlic butter, sauté for about 2-3 minutes
  • Season with salt and pepper, squeeze the juice of half a lemon for a fresh zing.