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Garlicky Green Beans with Fried Onions

Garlicky green beans with fried onions is a simple side dish that’s impressive enough for a holiday table, but easy enough for a weeknight dinner. It’s also the perfect green bean casserole substitute for those at your Thanksgiving table that dislike mushrooms. Loaded with tender fresh green beans, crispy french fried onions, and buttery garlic, it’s a dish that is hard to resist.

Garlicky Green Beans with Fried Onions

Yield: 4 - 5 servings
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 cups turkey or chicken stock, or water
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup french fried onions
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a lidded frying pan combine bean, stock, and wine. Cover and simmer over a medium low flame 8 - 12 minutes, until green beans are tender crisp, or just shy of desired doneness.
  2. Remove lid and increase the flame to cook off the remaining quarter cup or so of cooking liquid.*
  3. Reduce flame back to medium. Move the beans to the outer edge of the pan. Add butter to the center and allow to melt. Add minced garlic and cook 1 minute. Add fried onions, then toss everything to combine.
  4. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve while hot.


* If your beans are really skinny or if your flame is set too low, less of the cooking liquid will evaporate during the initial cook time. If more than a quarter cup of cooking liquid remains at the end of step 1, carefully drain it off, so that there is about a quarter cup left in the pan, then pick up with step 2.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 19mgSodium: 573mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 4gSugar: 7gProtein: 6g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by Nutritionix and is for general information purposes only. For the most accurate information, calculate using your select brands and exact measurements.

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