Yay, here’s another side! And a very, very tasty one at that!
This is probably my favorite side. I love green beans, for starters. Then, I add butter, garlic and parmesan. Really? It’s like not even fair, I know.
These green beans make the perfect side for meatloaf (which you probably already know if you subscribe to my newsletter), pork chops and even your Thanksgiving turkey. I also think they are wonderful along with my mashed sweet potatoes. Yum!
These garlic parmesan green beans are so fresh and delicious. I like mine just a little crunchy, so I don’t cook them all the way when steaming them. The whole side dish comes together really quickly and leaves your plate just as fast.
By the way, how do you choose your green beans at the store? I take the time to pick out the pretty, non-browned, plump green beans — whereas I used to just shove a big ‘ol handful of beans right into the bag. It actually makes quite a difference in the final product.
Garlic Parmesan Green Beans
1 lb. fresh green beans, stems removed
2 tbsp. unsalted butter
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. ground black pepper
1 tbsp. freshly grated parmesan cheese
Steam green beans until slightly tender, about 6-8 minutes.
Melt butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Add garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Transfer steamed green beans to the melted butter and garlic. Toss to coat green beans evenly and continue to sautee for approximately 5 minutes over medium heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Remove from heat and sprinkle grated parmesan. Toss once again until parmesan is melted, approximately 1 minute.