Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

  • Author: Julia // A Cedar Spoon
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x
  • Category: Side, Vegetarian


Mix up the weekly side dish routine with these Simple Garlic Parmesan Green Beans. This 10 minute side dish is a great addition to your weekly dinners or a holiday meal. {An adult and kid favorite in my house.}



  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, washed and ends trimmed
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup sweet onion, finely chopped
  • 2 Tablespoon parmesan cheese
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil with a steamer insert. Once the water boils steam the green beans until they are almost tender and a bright green color {I usually test one to see if it is the texture I like}.
  2. While the green beans are cooking heat the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the garlic, onion and a dash of salt and pepper and sauté until soft.
  3. When the green beans are done cooking drain them. Add the green beans to the large skillet with the garlic and onions and sauté the green beans in the mixture making sure all of the green beans get coated with the garlic and onions over medium heat. Add salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Remove from the heat and sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the green beans.
  5. Serve warm.

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