Easy Garlic Green Beans

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I love meals that are quick and delicious. Who doesn’t, really? But, I seek these out. I search high and low for recipes that can come together in a snap. I lie awake at night dreaming….

OK, I exaggerate — a little.

But, I do love it when a meal plan comes together in quick fashion without a lot of fuss or prep work. These green beans are one of the major players in that game.

Containing only five ingredients: frozen organic green beans, oil or butter, salt, pepper, and garlic, they take about ten minutes to pull together. While hubs grills the chicken, I can prepare the beans. Since couscous takes only five minutes to prep, it’s a super quick addition to the meal. Potentially, you’ve got a fantastic, frugal mean in less than 15 minutes.

These beans are great hot. But, if you use olive oil, they are fantastic served cold or at room temperature.

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  1. I love fresh green beans with garlic, it is the only way I will eat them!

  2. What a beautiful plate of food! love beans, love garlic, thanks!

  3. Thank you for hosting. Those beans look so yummy!

  4. Sauteed green beans are practically a staple at our house. They are one of the only veggies everyone will eat without complaint. We have an Aldi nearby that has some of the very best frozen green beans I have ever encountered–closest thing to fresh I’ve found.

  5. That looks like a yummy plate of food:) I love the combination of green beans and garlic.

  6. Garlic + Geen Beans + Easey = a perfect combo!

  7. Hi and thanks for hosting! I’m your newest follower and linked up a Farfalle Carbonara recipe. I have your button on my post too. I hope you stop by and also join me on my weekend foodie blog hop. I’d be happy to have you join in with all those who share every weekend! Roz

  8. We just use plain basil on our green beans — Love it! But, now you have me thinking: garlic and basil :)

  9. These look delicious. I’ve made a similar recipe, with a few sliced red peppers thrown in for color and crunch. It works really well!

  10. thanks for hosting…the beans look great!

  11. Hello! Glad I found this blog and party :) Can’t wait to contribute more and try some of those yummy recipes!

  12. oh this is fun! i am so happy to find so many bloggers doing these sort of blog hops! i’m finding all sorts of good recipes!!

  13. I have been wanting to try this green bean recipe for months, but I always forget about it until it is too late. I finally made these last night. They were a hit with my family. :) I am going to make these for Thanksgiving because we never have the traditional green bean casserole due to my daughter’s allergies. Thanks!!

  14. Great recipe & wonderful for the holidays when we need quick side dishes. Love the color on the plate too! Thanks for this one!

  15. Thanks for the recipe. Our favorite is roasted with garlic, olive oil, and pepper. However, with hotter weather upon us, I will give this a try on one of those “no oven” days.

  16. We were approaching dinner time tonight and I realized I didn’t really have a plan for the fresh green beans that I had other than maybe steaming them, which sounded boring to me. So I googled and your recipe popped up. I read your blog regularly so I decided to see what you had for me. Sounded easy so I decided to try it and I was so pleased with the outcome! Super easy to make and great flavor! I do enjoy steamed green beans (and other veggies), but sometimes I’m just looking for a little something more. With minimal effort I had a great side and even my 3 year old enjoyed them.. Thanks for a great recipe! I will definitely be making green beans this way again!

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