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.

Garlic Butter Green Beans


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.

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.

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

Garlic Butter Green Beans

This Garlic Butter Green Bean recipe is the perfect side dish for any main course meal
Prep Time: 5 mins | Cook Time: 10 mins | Total Time: 15 mins
Course: Side Dish | Cuisine: American, Vegetarian
Keyword: Vegetarian
Servings: 5 servings

Ingredients
12 oz fresh or frozen green beans
1/2 cup water
2 tbsp butter
2 tbsp garlic powder
1 tsp salt
1 tbsp crushed red cayenne pepper

Instructions
1. In a pot, add your 1/2 cup of water, butter, garlic powder, salt, and red pepper to a boil
2. Add green beans and allow green beans to steam for 10-12 minutes or until tender
3. Drain your beans and allow to sit for flavors to settle

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