A delicious Easy Skillet Green Bean recipe. Fresh green beans roasted with savory garlic and just a pinch of red pepper flakes. It’s one amazing healthy holiday side dish. And, you only need 1 pan and 4 ingredients. Vegan, gluten-free & oil-free.
Ah, green beans. So simple, yet profound enough to have their own casserole. But, they do just fine on their own as well. Green beans, when cooked with just a few simple ingredients, can be a flavor powerhouse.
This easy skillet green bean recipe is also a super healthy green bean recipe. Because it’s completely oil free! Which means no unnecessary fat or calories. So, you can munch until your little heart’s content.
Why are we making skillet green beans? Because I hate boiling things, especially green beans. It takes more time and takes away flavor during the boiling process. But, both issues are solved when you cook green beans in a skillet. It’s faster, tastier, and easier. You can have a gourmet side dish on the table in just 15 minutes that is absolutely delicious!
Let’s make it!
How To Make Skillet Green Beans
First, start by rinsing and trimming the stems and rough ends off the green beans. Go ahead and preheat your cast iron skillet or nonstick pan preheat while you do this. That way it’ll be ready to go when you’re done.
Once the nonstick pan is ready, toss in the red pepper flakes and let them toast for just a few seconds. Then, add the green beans and cook. You want the string beans to char and brown in places. This usually takes about 8-10 minutes. But, be sure and stir often.
You can add 1-2 Tbsp of water or extra veggie broth if needed, while you cook to prevent sticking.
Now, add the garlic, season with a little salt and pepper, and stir to combine everything. Cook until the garlic begins to slightly brown. This should take less than a minute.
FYI, the best way to mince garlic is with a garlic press. You can dice it with a knife by hand, but it can be very tedious and hazardous for your fingers. YIKES! Personally, I use a garlic press as much as possible. It’s quick and safe.
Finally, pour in the low-sodium vegetable broth then cover and let everything cook for just a minute or two. I tend to let my green beans cook a little longer because I love the “burnt” spots. But, hey, that’s just me.
That’s it! Easy Skillet Green Beans.
What Should I Serve With Green Beans
These Easy Skillet Green Beans pair well with so many things. Here are just a few…
- Vegan Chickpea Meatloaf
- Easy Cornbread Dressing
- Oil-Free Oven Roasted Potatoes
- Vegan Sweet Potato Casserole
You’re going to love these Easy Skillet Green Beans. They’re…
- Simple to make
- Full of flavor
- Gluten Free
- Oil Free
- & Delicious
Speaking of Green Beans. You should also try my Vegan Green Bean Casserole with Onion Rings. It’s pretty amazing!Print