Quick Stovetop  Green Beans


10 minutes


15 minutes

These Quick Stovetop Green Beans are a delicious side dish that can be served with potatoes, pasta, grains, or bread. You'll love the flavor of these tender beans in a garlicky tomato sauce.


16 oz. green beans, ends trimmed, cut into 1 ½-inch pieces 1 ½ tbsp. olive oil 12 oz. cherry tomatoes, cut in half 3 medium garlic cloves, minced ⅓ tsp. sea salt or to taste ¼ tsp. pepper or to taste ⅛ tsp. red pepper flakes or to taste

Step 1

Boil a medium-sized pot of water with a generous amount of salt in it. Toss in the trimmed green beans and cook for 5-10 minutes. You can cook them more or less, depending on how soft or firm you like your green beans.

Step 2

While the beans are cooking, heat a large pan over medium heat. Add the oil and then the tomatoes, cut in half. Cook them until they become soft and start to fall apart, about 10 minutes.

Step 3

Sprinkle in the minced garlic, salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes (if you're using them). Stir and cook for a minute or two.

Step 4

Finally, add the cooked green beans to the seasoned tomatoes and stir well. Cook everything for 3-5 minutes, allowing the flavors to come together. Serve warm.


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