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White bowl with sauteed French green beans

Easy Haricots Verts Recipe (French Green Beans)

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


If you are new to haricots vert, prepare to become obsessed! These French green beans are delicious, nutritious, and an incredibly versatile veggie side dish.


  • 1 lb. haricot verts
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt (more to taste)


  1. Melt butter in large pan over medium-high heat. When it sizzles, add in the haricot verts.
  2. Cook for 3 minutes, mostly undisturbed. Let them get a bit of color.
  3. Season with salt and add 1/3 cup water to pan and cover.
  4. Turn down heat to medium low and cook for 3-4 minutes for tender crisp, 5-6 minutes if you want them softer.
  5. Remove cover and cook until all liquid has evaporated. Add more salt to taste if desired. 


  • See seasoning suggestions above. 

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