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Italian Green Beans

These Italian green beans are one of the most delicious ways to eat green beans. With fresh garlic, olive oil, and Italian seasoning, this side dish recipe is super quick and easy but loaded with flavor.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Keyword easy recipe, holiday dinner, vegan option
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 68kcal


  • Large skillet


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed; steamed, microwaved, or boiled until just fork tender
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes


  • In large skillet over medium heat, warm olive oil until heated through. Add garlic, salt, Italian seasoning, and red pepper flakes to hot oil and sauté 1 minute or until garlic is fragrant.
  • Add green beans to skillet and sauté green beans for 2 minutes, tossing continuously to coat green beans thoroughly in oil and seasoning. Serve immediately.
    Italian green beans in large skillet


  • Leftovers: Refrigerate any leftover green beans within one hour of cooking. Store in an airtight container and leftovers will keep up to 5 days.
Recipe yields approximately 6 servings. Actual number of servings will depend on your preferred portion sizes.
Nutritional values shown are general guidelines and reflect information for 1 serving. Actual macros may vary slightly depending on specific brands and types of ingredients used.
To determine the weight of one serving, prepare the recipe as instructed. Weigh the finished recipe, then divide the weight of the finished recipe (not including the weight of the container the food is in) by 6. Result will be the weight of one serving.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 68kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 102mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 535IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg | Net Carbs: 4g