Garlic Butter Green Beans

It's that time of the year again. Thanksgiving is right around the corner and we're all narrowing down our menu options. Something that we ALWAYS have for Thanksgiving are green beans.

Green beans are just one of those vegetables that doesn't get enough credit. It's the perfect side dish, and pairs perfectly with just about any meal.


Growing up, my mother would use sausage or bacon to add a boost of flavor to her green beans. Can't lie...it was amazing. She had the best green beans. Just something about the spiciness and savory flavors from the bacon or sausage really made the green beans delicious. But, now that I no longer eat meat, I had to find other ways to season my green beans without the use of meat.

I decided to go with something very subtle yet poweful...garlic and butter. BOOM. It doesn't get anymore simple as that. I decided to add a dash of red pepper flakes as well to give it that same spiciness that my mother had with her green beans, except it's not from the meat flavors.


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INGREDIENTS
-12 oz of green beans (you can use frozen or fresh. I opted for fresh)
-1/2 cup of water
-1 Tbsp of butter
-1 Tbsp of garlic powder
-1 tsp of onion powder
-1 tsp of salt
-Sprinkle of red pepper flakes

DIRECTIONS:
-In a pot, add your 1/2 cup of water along with the green beans. Bring water to a boil or until green beans are tender
-Drain water from green beans and set to a bowl
-Add in your salt, garlic powder and onion powder. Add butter on top and stir so that the ingredients are evenly mixed
-Sprinkle as much or as little of the red pepper flakes on top
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This side dish took me no longer than maybe 10-15 minutes to prepare. I ended up pairing this with some pasta (because I love pasta) and it was quite the balanced meal.

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Give it a try and tell me what you think? Do you all serve green beans for Thanksgiving?


19 comments

  1. These look delicious! We just bought some green beans for dinner tonight and I think we'll try out this recipe! Wish us luck!

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  2. Garlic butter green beans, yum! My husband loves garlic butter so maybe I can actually get him to eat green beans if I make this... haha

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  3. Yum! I love green beans and always need new ways to make them to get my little one to actually eat them!

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  4. Garlic and butter make the world go round I feel like. Especially when cooking veggies! These look good. I am not a huge green bean fan but these look pretty delicious!

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    1. Thanks!! The garlic and butter really did make it tasty

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  5. This is such a simple, delicious side dish. Quick to whip up on a weeknight.

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  6. I love green beans, added garlic and butter and you make me happy. This will be a perfect side dish for my Thanksgiving dinner.

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  7. Mmm, I love garlicky green beans! My hubby makes these all the time, only with almonds instead of red pepper flakes...

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    1. Never tried them with almonds, but sounds like something to definitely try!!

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  8. Yum! I love green beans and this recipe looks perfect. I can't wait to give it a try!!

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  9. Anything with garlic is my favorite. Lol. I love the addition of the red pepper. So yummy!

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  10. I’ve never been a big fan of greens beans, but I’ve also never really seasoned them. Butter and garlic sounds like it would add so much flavor!

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    1. The garlic and butter really gives it some flavor.

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  11. Sounds great for a quick recipe. Good beans would be nice to my diet and food selection.

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