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Blistered Green Beans

Blistered Green Beans with garlic are the veggie side dish recipe for any meal!  Fancy enough for holiday dinners and easy enough to make for busy weeknight dinners! Just 5 ingredients and done in only 15 minutes!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 65kcal
Author Lyndsey


  • 1 pound green beans cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 2 tablespoon 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 tablespoon of olive oil over medium heat.  Once hot, turn the heat down to medium-low 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.


  • Allow them to brown longer to get a more crispy version.
  • I don't recommend making these ahead if you want crispy ones. If you don't mind them being less crispy you can make them ahead and reheat in the microwave or air fryer.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Do not freeze.
  • Add in customizations if you want! A few ideas are tomatoes, fried shallots, lemon juice, almonds or pistachios, or a spicy Chinese version with red pepper flakes, miso and soy sauce.
  • Recipe can be doubled for a larger gathering.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 65kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.6g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 4.8g