Blistered Green Beans are the perfect garlic green bean recipe for any meal! Fancy enough for holiday dinners and easy enough for a quick veggie side dish for weeknight dinners!
Green beans are one of those vegetables I’ve found myself questioning, how do you make green beans taste good? Straight out of a can is not the way to go.
Green beans, whether fresh or frozen are such a versatile dish! This blistered green beans recipe is one of my family’s favorite veggie side dishes.
I’ve been making this dish for my husband for years and he always gets super excited when he sees it on our weekly meal listing! It’s so simple, using only four ingredients and so quick to make.
You can use either fresh or frozen green beans, either one will taste delicious and totally fresh! Move over canned green beans, it’s time for a new bean in town!
How to Make Blistered Green Beans
Making sautéed green beans in the skillet is beyond easy! You just need a few simple ingredients to get started:
- fresh or frozen green beans
- olive oil
- salt + pepper
Start by scalding green beans in 4 cups of boiling water for 4-6 minutes, depending on your desired doneness. Then, drain the beans.
In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Once hot, turn the heat down a bit and add the grated garlic.
Add the blanched green beans and stir in the skillet until beans are blistered to your liking. Season with salt and pepper.
Tips for Making Skillet Green Beans that are Crispy and Delicious!
Blanching green beans – pre-cooking fresh green beans in boiling water, also known as blanching, will cut down on your skillet and cook time. So, how long do you blanch green beans?
I like to par-boil my green beans for about 4-6 minutes to get them partially cooked. I drain them and then add them to the hot olive oil and garlic.
What kind of garlic should I use for sautéed green beans with garlic – I like to use fresh garlic that has been grated. You can also opt for freshly minced or jarred minced garlic, however I find that grated fresh garlic has the best and most complex garlic flavor.
How do you not overcook green beans – blistered green beans are a nice mix of crunch and firm green bean flavor. To prevent overcooking green beans, keep an eye on the green beans in the skillet and remove from the heat once they have reach your desired level of blistering.
Looking for another healthy green bean recipe? Check out the recipe I created for What Moms Love, Healthy Green Bean Casserole!
More Delicious Side Dishes From Momma Fit Lyndsey
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- Crispy Air Fryer Broccoli
- Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Air Fryer Asparagus
- Ruth’s Chris Sweet Potato Casserole Copycat
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Blistered Green Beans
- 1 pound green beans cleaned and trimmed
- 2 cloves garlic grated
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- salt + pepper to taste
- Bring a pot filled with 4 cups of water to a boil. Add cleaned green beans to boiling water and boil for 4-6 minutes, depending on your desired doneness. Then, drain the beans.
- In a skillet, heat 2 tbsp of olive oil. Once hot, turn the heat down a bit and add the grated garlic.
- Add the blanched green beans and stir in the skillet until beans are blistered to your liking. Season with salt and pepper.