When I’m out of fresh vegetables and don’t have time to run to the store, I grab a can of green beans or corn to help round out our meals. However, food out of a can doesn’t always taste that good. Fortunately, there are ways you can make canned food taste amazing. I recently cooked up this Butter & Garlic Canned Green Beans recipe using canned green beans and they were fantastic. I mean, can you really go wrong with butter & garlic?
This recipe is pretty easy to prepare and can be cooked in just one pan. Melt the butter, add garlic, add green beans, season and cook!
Butter & Garlic Canned Green Beans
Make canned green beans taste gourmet with this easy recipe.
- 1 can green beans (14.5 oz)
- 3 Tbsp butter
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
Drain green beans of liquid.
Melt butter in pan over medium heat.
Add garlic and let cooking until garlic becomes fragrant and starts to brown.
Add drained green beans.
Add salt and pepper (adjust seasoning to taste.)
Simmer for ~10 minutes, stirring every few minutes until beans are tender and most of their liquid has cooked off.
Serve and enjoy!
Recipe Tweaks for Fresh Green Beans
You can also adjust this recipe for use with fresh green beans. To make fresh Butter & Garlic Green beans, you’ll need to cook the green beans in water FIRST (about 5 minutes – until the beans are tender,) then add the butter, garlic, salt, pepper and finish cooking.
I served these Butter & Garlic Canned Green Beans as a side to some oven baked chicken but these green beans are also a great side to beef and pork dishes.
Another Canned Green Beans Recipe
For more of an Asian-flare, check out my recipe for delicious, Chinese-Style canned green beans. Those green beans use honey, soy sauce and garlic to make an Asian-inspired green beans side dish.
Useful Kitchen Tools to Make Canned Green Beans on the Stove
I make canned green beans on the stove quite frequently. If you find yourself cooking green beans stovetop, you’ll want to have a few kitchen tools on hand. Fortunately, this one-pan green beans recipe just requires a quality saute pan and spatula.
Do you have any favorite dishes that are made with canned vegetables?