Garlicky Green Beans

Green beans are seen often around here. We don’t really eat as many vegetables as we should, but green beans are one of the few veggies I always like. Of course, they’re not very interesting. Of course, there’s green bean casserole, or green beans with bacon (the way Grandma makes them, yum!), or just canned green beans. They’re a nice standby, a simple go-to veggie, but not very inspiring.

That’s why I set out to find a new recipe for green beans. And I did. This was a simple fix for frozen green beans. Even though it was nothing spectacular, this recipe was quick and tasty, and a nice change from the regular old canned beans. The panko is crunchy and buttery, like garlic bread, and the beans are fresh and crisp. The tiny bit of butter and small amount of bread crumbs go a long way, keeping the final product healthy, like vegetables should be.


Garlicky Green Beans


  1. Microwave beans according to package directions and drain.
  2. Melt butter in a large skillet, add garlic and saute until soft–about 1 minute.
  3. Add bread crumbs, seasoning, and salt and pepper and saute 1 minute.
  4. Add green beans and saute 3 to 4 minutes.

Note: As I said, nothing earth-shattering here, but these green beans were pretty tasty. I’ll make these again, I’m sure. (Leah liked them so much she’s eaten the leftovers until every bite was gone…She’d be sad if I didn’t make them again!)

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