Holiday Garlic and Herb Green Beans Side Dish Recipe

Garlic & Herb Green Beans Side Dish

November 22, 2019

Garlic & Herb Green Beans make a perfect side dish for any meal and are a fantastic addition to your holiday menu. This fresh green bean recipe is quick, easy, and oh so flavorful! Just a simple sautee in butter then seasoned with garlic, thyme, and lemon juice. Sure to be a family favorite!

Garlic & Herb Green Beans Recipe

Recipe by: Lisa Lillien (a.k.a. Hungry Girl)
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes; Cook Time: 15 minutes; Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tbsp. light whipped butter or light butter spread
  • 1 tbsp. chopped garlic
  • 1 tsp. finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add green beans and 1/4 cup water. Cover and cook for 8 minutes, or until green beans have mostly softened and water has evaporated.
  2. Add butter, 1/2 tsp. salt, and 1/8 tsp. pepper. Cook and stir for 4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, thyme, and lemon juice. Cook and stir until green beans are tender, and the entire dish is hot, and the garlic is fragrant for about 3 minutes.

Nutritional Info Per Serving

Calories 63; Carbohydrates 9 grams; Fat 2.5 grams; Protein 2 grams

Garlic & Herb Green Beans Side Dish




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