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bowl of green beans with garlic and butter

Garlic Butter Green Beans Recipe

Yield: 4 people
Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
This green beans recipe makes a quick and delicious side dish for any meal. Fresh green beans soak up the flavors of garlic and butter, so make a double batch; you will want a second helping!
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  • 1 pound fresh green beans — trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons butter — or ghee for Whole30 and Paleo
  • 3 cloves garlic — minced
  • 2 pinches lemon pepper
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


  1. Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water. Bring water to a boil.
  2. Once water is broiling, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Drain water and bring the pot with the green beans back to the medium heat.
  4. Add butter, stir and cook until butter is melted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Add garlic, salt and pepper. Cook for more 2 minutes. Enjoy!
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: butter, garlic, green beans

Nutrition Information

Amount per serving (1/4) — Calories: 90, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Cholesterol: 15mg, Sodium: 299mg, Potassium: 254mg, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 4g, Protein: 2g

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