Do you know the best method to cook frozen green beans? If no then you are in the right place because here we will tell you the ideal technique to cook your favorite green beans. So, let’s get started!

If you are harvesting surplus green beans this summer, I’m happy to share with you that you can freeze some for later. Here is How To Freeze Green Beans. Frozen green bean recipes are great especially in the winter where you can still enjoy crunchy and healthy green beans. 

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There are lots of health benefits of frozen green beans that we cannot ignore.  These fresh green vegetables are an outstanding source of folic acid that is highly important for your natural defense system and are also loaded with dietary fiber.

When green beans are purchased, you can freeze them within hours for the amazing flavor and retain nutrients, thus you obtain complete nutrition.

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Health Benefits Of Frozen Green Beans

While green beans are low in calories, they consist of many significant nutrients that offer various health benefits. The legumes are loaded with antioxidants like flavonols, vitamin C, quercetin, or kaemferol. These helpful antioxidants combat dangerous free radicals in your body that aids in minimizing cell damage or may help to reduce the risk of particular health problems.

Other health benefits involve:

  1. Maximize Heart Health

Green beans are rich in dietary fiber that is a significant nutrient for various reasons. Soluble fiber particularly helps to maintain the health of your heart by minimizing your LDL cholesterol levels. That is why you need to add green beans to your daily diet plan.

  1. Improve Gut Health

The fiber in them keeps your digestive system healthy and working properly. If you are suffering from a digestive issue like irritable bowel syndrome, but, particular kinds of fiber can give more benefits, reducing the risk of bloating, gas, and intestinal discomfort.

People suffering from irritable bowel syndrome often do better by getting rid of rich FODMAP foods. They are carbs that may not be absorbed or digested well. Green beans are a low-calorie plus low FODMAP food. They can help to reduce symptoms of digestive problems. 

  1. Help in a Healthy Pregnancy

A cup of frozen green beans has about half of your daily suggested intake of folate that is important for the growth or development of unborn babies. The vitamin reduces the risk of particular birth defects. Females who are pregnant have to consume more folate than the other females. Where most adults require 400 mcg daily, females who are pregnant require 500mcg, and those who are breastfeeding require 600mcg.

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Ingredients

  • 1 pound frozen green beans
  • 1 tablespoon avocado or olive oil
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or 2 sprigs of fresh thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 cup vegetable broth
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt to taste
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
Sauteed onion in a large skillet
  • Take a pan or skillet and heat over medium-high heat and add olive oil
  • When the oil is heated, add onion and cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
sauteed green beans in skillet
  • Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 sections
  • Add thyme, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and cook for another 30 seconds.
  • Add frozen green beans, and stir to coat.
  • Next, stir in vegetable broth and cook for about 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  • Cover the skillet and allow to cook for another 5 minutes or green beans are tender and the liquid completely evaporates.
  • Instantly take off the heat, squeeze over lemon juice through, mix completely and serve them according to your desire.

What to serve with green beans?

Whether it is curry, a side dish, salad, or stir fry, add green beans for extra nourishment to your dishes.

Be careful not to ignore the full potential of the green bean, however – next time you make a Thai Green curry, add in a handful of green beans for a little crunch and a burst of natural goodness*. Simply stir in and continue to cook until tender and piping hot throughout.

Our perfect recipe hub has various inspirations when it comes to preparing instant, flavorful and nutritious dishes. The charm of frozen vegetables is that they retain their nutrients from the field so that you are obtaining the maximum advantages from these vegetables.

Conclusion

Frozen green beans are perfect for your healthy diet routine. Moreover, their cooking time is less than other dishes. So, you can easily cook them. Try the above-mentioned recipe at your home and enjoy it with your family!

Other Vegan Green Bean Recipes

  1. Air Fryer Green Beans
  2. Vegan Southern Green Beans And Potatoes
  3. Roasted Green Beans
  4. Vegan Green Bean Casserole
  5. Easy Green Bean Recipe
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Nutrition

(Per serving)
  • Energy: 82 kcal / 343 kJ
  • Fat: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 3.1 g
  • Carbs: 11 g

Cook Time

  • Preparation: 10 min
  • Cooking: 10 min
  • Ready in: 20 min
  • For: 4 Servings

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Take a pan or skillet and heat over medium-high heat and add olive oil
  2. When the oil is heated, add onion and cook until soft, about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Stir in garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 sections
  4. Add thyme, oregano, onion powder, garlic powder, and cook for another 30 seconds.
  5. Add frozen green beans, and stir to coat.
  6. Next, stir in vegetable broth and cook for about 5 minutes stirring constantly.
  7. Cover the skillet and allow to cook for another 5 minutes or green beans are tender and the liquid completely evaporates.
  8. Instantly take off the heat, squeeze over lemon juice through, mix completely and serve them according to your desire.
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Michelle Blackwood, RN

Hi, I’m Michelle, I’m the voice, content creator and photographer behind Healthier Steps. I share vegan and gluten-free recipes because of past health issues. My goal is to help you make healthier choices and show you how healthy eating is easy and delicious.