Speedy Gourmet Green Beans

Who would have thought there were so many different ways to prepare green beans? Cooked in bacon, stirred in marinara, french cut, fresh cut, frozen, canned, fresh, boiled with a ham hock…I could go on and on. This is my husband’s favorite way I make green beans. They are fresh, crisp, nutty, flavorful and they look fancy (don’t tell anyone your steamed them in the microwave, lol). Oh, I forgot to add quick and easy too!

I purchase a large bag of fresh green beans from my grocery store. Then, I poke holes in the steam bag and microwave for 5 mins.

While the green beans are steaming, place olive oil in a skillet and lightly brown slivered almonds. Then, add steamed green beans to skillet with almonds. Season with garlic powder, seasoned salt and fresh ground pepper. Saute for appx 10 mins.

Speedy Gourmet Green Beans
5 cups (appx) fresh green beans
1/2 cup slivered almonds
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste

Steam green beans in the bag for 5 mins. Heat large skillet on med-high heat and add slivered almonds. Lightly brown. Add steamed green beans and season with garlic powder, salt and pepper. Saute for appx 10 more mins.




  1. I love fast healthy food! We have a lot of us living in our house and are always trying to find ways to make food faster! Thanks for sharing this recipe!

  2. I made these green beans the other night for some guest and let me tell you,there were none left!!
    I bought the Steam Fresh green beans in the frozen dept.All I had to do was put the whole bag in the
    microwave and steam, then finished on the stove top! Delicious! I will definitly be making these again.

  3. I have tried green beans several ways, but I’m just not a fan. My daddy makes some w/ garlic, onions, tomatoes, mozzarella, & whatever else he puts in there – I love those. And I loved these!! I made yours last night & they were very good – I had seconds! My husband does like basic green beans (cooked to death) so I didn’t expect him to like these so much, but he really liked them a lot. Thanks, Janelle! This was a hit for us. It is SO easy I will be making them a lot!!

  4. This was super yummy! I just made them for my hubby and he asked for the recipe so he can make them at his fire station. Thank you for sharing. I am going to offer to bring the green beans to our thanksgiving get together this year!

    Bless you.


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