A delicious and crunchy green bean is so much more appealing and so easy to prepare. My son loves to eat them with my Lentil Meatballs (Vegan, Gluten-Free) and Vegan Mac and Cheese.

Welcome to our simple and savory green bean recipe that is as easy as it is delicious! Whether you’re looking for a healthy side dish to accompany your dinner or just want to whip up something quick and nutritious, this green bean recipe ticks all the boxes.

Using minimal ingredients and straightforward cooking techniques, this dish highlights the natural flavors of green beans, enhanced with aromatic spices and savory additions. Perfect for busy weeknights or a leisurely weekend meal, let’s dive into what makes each ingredient in this dish stand out.

Easy Green Bean Recipe

Ingredients For Green Beans

  • Green beans: choose fresh for a crisp texture and vibrant color, or frozen for convenience without sacrificing too much flavor. Green beans are not only delicious but also packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them a healthy addition to any meal.
  • Olive Oil: A kitchen staple, olive oil is used for sautéing in this recipe. It provides a subtle, fruity backdrop that enhances the natural flavors of the other ingredients without overpowering them. Olive oil is also celebrated for its heart-healthy fats.
  •  Onion: Onion adds a depth of flavor that becomes sweet and aromatic once cooked. It’s an essential base that complements the earthiness of the green beans.
  •  Garlic: Garlic brings a pungent kick that intensifies the savory notes of the dish. It’s key to adding a zesty punch that pairs perfectly with the mildness of the green beans.
  • Italian Seasoning: This blend of dried herbs, such as oregano, thyme, and basil, infuses the beans with classic Italian flavors that are both comforting and aromatic.
  • Salt: Salt is crucial for enhancing all the flavors in the dish. It sharpens the taste profiles of the green beans, onion, and garlic, and helps to meld all the seasoning together.

easy green bean recipe in a skillet with a wooden spoon

How To Cook Green Beans

  1. Place green beans in boiling water to cover, reduce heat to simmer for about 5 minutes until tender and drain well. Set aside.
  2. In a large pot or skillet, heat oil on medium high heat and saute onions until soft, about 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds
  4. Add green beans, Italian seasoning, salt and stir well to fully incorporate seasoning. Serve immediately!

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Easy Green Bean Recipe

This Easy Green Bean Recipe is so flavorful and a hit every time I make it. It is the perfect side dish that tastes just as delicious from fresh or frozen green beans!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Green Bean Recipe
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 107kcal



  • 1 pound green beans fresh or frozen, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 medium onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt or to taste


  • Place green beans in boiling water to cover, reduce heat to simmer for about 5 minutes until tender, and drain well. Set aside.
  • Heat oil on medium-high heat in a large pot or skillet and sauté onions until soft for about 3 minutes.
  • Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds.
  • Add green beans, Italian seasoning, and salt and stir well to incorporate seasoning fully. Serve immediately!


Calories: 107kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 299mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 1mg