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Easy Skillet Garlic Green Beans Recipe

These Easy Skillet Garlic Green Beans are sautéed with garlic and olive oil and then steamed with a little vegetable broth, to make one of the most simple yet delicious side dishes. The beans come out tender-crisp, so they are super healthy and they take just 10 minutes to cook, making them an easy addition to your family table. Serve them with your weeknight meal, or add them to your holiday table.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Side
Cuisine: Modern Australian
Servings: 4
Calories: 59kcal
Author: Claire | Sprinkles and Sprouts
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  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves - thinly sliced (see note 1)
  • 1 lb fresh green beans - ends trimmed (see note 2 for frozen)
  • 3/4 cup vegetable broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Place a large non-stick skillet over a medium-high heat and add in the olive oil.
  • Once it starts to shimmer add in the trimmed green beans and cook for 4 minutes, stirring often, until the beans start to blister and char.
  • Add in the sliced garlic then pour over and the vegetable stock.
  • Bring back to a simmer then cover and cook for 6-8 minutes (depending on the thickness of your beans)
  • Remove the lid and evaporate any remaining liquid
  • Season generously with salt and pepper then serve immediately.


  1. For a stronger garlic taste you can use 4 sliced garlic cloves.
  2. If you are using frozen green beans, sauté them for 4-5 minutes then use only 1/3 cup of vegetable broth and cook them for just 3 minutes.


Calories: 59kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 239mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 875IU | Vitamin C: 14.3mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 1.2mg
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