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sauteed french green beans recipe

Sautéed French Green Beans Recipe

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Cook Time: 6
  • Total Time: 6
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Saute
  • Cuisine: American


  • 1 lb. french green beans (or haricot verts)
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. salt


  1. Melt butter in large pan over medium high heat. When it sizzles, add in the french green beans.
  2. Cook for 3 minutes, mostly undisturbed. Let them get a bit dark.
  3. 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 season with salt.
  6. Cook until all liquid has evaporated.


  • See post above for directions on roasted or air fryer french green beans.

Keywords: dinner side dish, french green beans, green beans