Garlic Butter String Beans Recipe

Garlic Butter String Beans Recipe

How To Make Garlic Butter String Beans

Tender yet crisp at the same time, this string beans recipe yields a simply flavored meal. It’s a healthy side dish that doesn’t take much to prep.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 15 minutes
Total: 25 minutes



  • 12ozfresh string beans,(2 bags), or green beans, ends trimmed
  • 3tbspbutter
  • 4garlic cloves,minced
  • salt and pepper,to taste


  1. 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.

  2. Once the water is boiling, add the string beans and cook them for 2 to 3 minutes. Drain them and add them to the bowl of ice water so they stop cooking.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Season beans with salt and pepper as needed. Serve immediately.


  • Calories: 71.96kcal
  • Fat: 5.90g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.68g
  • Trans Fat: 0.23g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 1.50g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.29g
  • Carbohydrates: 4.74g
  • Fiber: 1.62g
  • Sugar: 1.87g
  • Protein: 1.25g
  • Cholesterol: 15.26mg
  • Sodium: 153.47mg
  • Calcium: 27.27mg
  • Potassium: 132.01mg
  • Iron: 0.64mg
  • Vitamin A: 68.46µg
  • Vitamin C: 7.54mg
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