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The Best Healthy Sautéed Green Bean Recipe

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The Best Healthy Sautéed Green Bean Recipe

If you're looking for the perfect side dish recipe, look no further! Not only is this sautéed green bean recipe a quick and easy vegetable to make, but it's also healthy and delicious. Gone are the days when you had to devour vegetables at dinner with little to no seasoning. If you weren't a vegetable lover like many children, your parents probably had to persuade you to eat your veggies. Now, with a few ingredients and a short amount of time, you'll make a healthy side dish your kids will gladly eat.

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Sauteed Green Beans

The Best Healthy Sautéed Green Bean Recipe

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  • Author: Moms Who Think
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


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  • 1 lb. fresh or frozen green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, halved lengthwise, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh parsley, minced


  1. If using fresh green beans, cook in boiling water for 10–12 minutes or steam for 2–3 minutes until barely fork tender. Drain well. If using frozen green beans, thaw first.
  2. Heat oil in a large skillet. Sauté onion until golden.
  3. Stir in green beans, salt, and pepper. Heat through.

  4. Before serving, toss with parsley.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 cup
  • Calories: 64
  • Sodium: 282mg
  • Fat: 4g
  • Saturated Fat: Less than 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg

Serve this healthy veggie on the side of just about any main course. And if you're looking to liven it up, saute a little pancetta, sprinkle with parmesan cheese, or squeeze a little lemon juice on top. There are endless ways you can make this tasty side dish that the whole family will love. Plus, it's one dish you won't feel bad about serving since it's so healthy. Enjoy!

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