Sauteed green beans


Sautéed green beans are one of my favorite vegetable side dishes. They are very easy and fast to make, and they are kids friendly.

Sautéed green beans are the fastest way to cook green beans. Only five minutes of your time your delicious sautéed green beans are ready to eat.

Sautéed green beans can be served with many meals, just pick a protein, make your beans, and you will be good to go. These green beans are super healthy with high fiber, low in calories, and packed with so much nutrition.


Sautéed Beans

Preparation time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes

Total time: 25 minutes

Serving: 4 serving


Large skillet

Ingredients For Sautéed Green Beans

Here is an overview of the ingredients needed for this recipe

  1. Onion and garlic: Onion and garlic are needed for this recipe, should in case you are out of the fresh ones, you can as well use 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder and 1/2 teaspoon of onion powder. They still taste very great.
  2. Extras: You can feel free to be spicier by adding more flavors and deliciousness to this recipe.
  3. Mustard: Mustard is added to this recipe, but if you don’t like mustard you can skip this ingredient.
  4. Green beans: Green beans can be fresh or frozen, any of them is still alright. But the frozen green beans release a lot of water and tend to come out soggy after preparation.


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Frequently Asked Questions


Should My Green Beans be Crunchy or Be Soft?

Not everyone loves their beans to be soft, I will say it depends on your choice. Some people prefer their beans cooked until almost soft, but retaining a crispness and their bright green color while some prefer it very soft stage, as the beans turn from bright green to a darker green. So it depends on what you want.

How To Prepare Green Beans

Some green beans are stringless but If your green beans have strings, just cut off the tip with your knife then pull it back to remove the string. But if you don’t have time, you can buy bags of green beans at most grocery stores to save little time.

How Do I Cook Fresh Green Beans?

Fresh beans can be roasted, sautéed, or steamed. I prefer the sautéed green beans more. Sautéed green beans will always end up getting blistered in a few spots, they have lots of flavors.

To cook your green beans heat your pan over high heat then add the green beans and some oil at s time then cook for about 5 minutes, and your green beans will be ready by then.

What Ingredients Can I Use to Season my Green Beans?

To season your green beans and make them spicier, once your green beans are cooked you can toss them with:

  • Some crispy bacon
  • A squeeze of lemon juice
  • A little blue cheese
  • Chili flakes or sriracha for some heat
  • A sprinkle of parmesan cheese
  • Toasted sliced almonds

What Can I Serve With Sautéed Green Beans

Sautéed green beans are just perfect with many meals but I love it with the following meals,

  • Juicy baked pork chops
  • Italian braised chicken with tomatoes and olives
  • Honey garlic chicken
  • Perfect baked chicken breast
  • Julia child’s coq au vin
  • Roasted parmesan crusted chicken


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Recipe Tips

  1. Sauteing: When you are sauteing make sure to use medium heat to cook if not the beans will blacken on the outside and stay too firm on the inside which isn’t good.
  2. Season to taste: You can add extra spice to your sautéed beans but if you want to go normal just season with some lemon juice, butter, and mustard.
  3. Trimming your green beans: You can use kitchen shears to trim your beans, this method works faster and easier.
  4. Cutting size: Feel free to cut your green beans into your desired size, but I like mine whole because I enjoy it more like that.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice, optional
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed or  frozen not defrosted
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Method of Preparation

Step 1: Firstly, branch your beans using a large saucepan of water, boil your green beans with 1 teaspoon of salt. Cook for about 4 minutes and they will turn bright green, then drain the water and rinse under cold tap water to cool.

Step 2: To saute, heat your oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Then add green beans and garlic. Toss for 2 minutes until the garlic is golden and crispy, then add your salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3: To serve, transfer beans to the serving dish and serve warm.


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Nutritional Estimate

Monounsaturated fat: 4g / Calcium: 48mg

Iron: 1mg / Calories: 102cal

Fat: 7g / Vitamin C: 15mg

Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g / Saturated Fat: 1g

Protein: 2g / Sodium: 153mg

Potassium: 252mg  / Carbohydrates: 9g

Sugar: 4g / Vitamin A: 783IU


Sautéed green beans are a wonderful way to cook your fresh green beans. This buttery Sautéed green  recipe is simple, easy, and fast to prepare. They taste very delicious and crispy and are also packed with nutrients that are good for your body.