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Green Beans Aglio e Olio

Green Beans Aglio e Olio

Katelyn Ryan
These green beans are subtly spicy and full of garlic flavor. It's all the goodness you enjoy in the pasta dish, but in the vegetable form!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 126 kcal


  • 1 lb frozen French green beans
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic sliced very thin
  • ¼ tsp red pepper flakes
  • pinch salt to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh Italian parsley chopped fine
  • ½ cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 2 tsp lemon juice optional


  • Heat a large nonstick pan over medium heat. Place a tablespoon of oil into the pan. Add the green beans, carefully (remember they are frozen.) Cook until tender and cooked through. Make sure not to overcook, we still want them to have some body so that they can support the olive oil sauce. 
  • Remove the green beans and transfer them to a medium-sized bowl. Cover with foil to keep them warm. 
  • Place the remaining oil into the skillet. Add the garlic and cook until golden brown. Keep a close eye so that the garlic does not burn. Add the red pepper flakes and cook for 30 seconds more. 
  • Pour the garlic olive oil over the green beans and toss to coat. Add parsley, lemon juice, if using, and ¼ of the Parmesan cheese. Place onto the desired serving dish and garnish with the remaining Parmesan. Serve immediately. 


Calories: 126kcalCarbohydrates: 7gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 135mgPotassium: 195mgFiber: 2gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 829IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 128mgIron: 1mg
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