Garlic Butter String Beans (green beans) are the perfect easy side dish! Everyone will love these delectable tender-crisp string beans. A delicious healthier addition to your table.
Garlic Butter String Beans
Hi guys! Natasha from Salt & Lavender here! Thanksgiving is coming up soon, and if you’re looking for a fantastic and simple side dish, this one’s for you (and all the garlic lovers out there).
I fully believe that the simplest dishes with the fewest ingredients are usually the tastiest. This is definitely the case with this recipe. Garlic butter is one of life’s greatest pleasures, in my humble opinion!
What are string beans?
Green beans. They’re also sometimes called French beans.
How do you blanch string beans?
Boil them for 2-3 minutes (they will not be fully cooked through). Drain them and add them to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking.
Can I use frozen green beans?
How to make garlic butter string beans
- Trim the ends of the beans;
- Blanch the beans in boiling water;
- Add the butter and oil to a skillet, along with the garlic and beans once the pan is hot;
- Sauté the beans for 5 minutes or until tender-crisp;
- Season generously with sea salt & pepper. Serve and enjoy!
If you like spice, you could also add some red pepper flakes in while sautéing.
More delicious vegetable side dishes:
- Creamy Parmesan Garlic Brussels Sprouts Recipe
- 3 Ingredient Candied Sweet Potatoes
- Roasted Radishes
- Buttery Herb Sautéed Mushrooms
- Best Ever Glazed Carrots
Garlic Butter String Beans
- 2 (12 ounce) bags fresh string beans (green beans) ends trimmed
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 4 cloves garlic (minced)
- Salt & pepper (to taste)
- Boil a salted pot of water for the beans and also prepare a large bowl of cold water with ice cubes. Trim the ends of the beans.
- Once the water is boiling, add the string beans and cook them for 2-3 minutes. Drain them and add them to the bowl of ice water so they stop cooking (this process is called blanching).
- Melt the butter in a skillet over medium-high heat. Once the butter is sizzling, stir in the garlic and cook for about 30 seconds.
- Drain the beans and add them to the skillet. Cook for about 5 minutes, tossing/stirring often, or until the beans are as tender as you like.
- Season beans with salt & pepper as needed. Serve immediately.
- Serves 4-6 depending on how much people eat.
- I use kitchen shears to quickly trim the beans.
- I prefer using sea salt in this recipe.
All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.