Garlic Butter Green Beans Recipe | @bestrecipebox

Garlic Butter Green Beans

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 104 kcal
Cook the green beans to what ever texture you like and add as much garlic as you like. Don't forget the lemon zest because it adds such a bright flavor!


  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh Green Beans , ends trimmed and cut in half
  • 3 Tablespoons Butter or Olive Oil
  • 1 small Onion , diced
  • 4 cloves Garlic , minced
  • Kosher Salt or seasoned salt , to taste
  • fresh cracked Black Pepper , to taste
  • zest of 1 medium Lemon
  • squeeze of fresh Lemon Juice , to taste


  1. Add green beans into a large skillet and cover with water. Salt the water generously. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce heat to medium-low. Simmer and cook the beans until they are tender to your preferred texture. Drain the green beans.
  2. In the same skillet, remove all excess water. Melt butter or add olive oil. Add the onions and garlic, and cook until onions and garlic are softened and lightly browned. Add green beans and cook until heated through, about 1 minute.
  3. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add lemon zest and squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Serve warm.