Boasting the onion and garlic goodness, this simple healthy sautéed frozen green bean is a keeper recipe for an easy weeknight side dish.
Frozen green beans are quick and easy to make, and the best part is your kids will also love them.
When cooked with some chopped onions and garlic, they add an extra punch of flavor without complicating the recipe, while the red bell peppers add in a sweet flavor.
Frozen French Cut Green Beans Recipe
Well, as the name suggests, this frozen French cut green beans recipe involves sautéing the frozen green beans and seasoning them with the spices of your choice or simply with salt and pepper.
However, the addition of oregano, parsley, and basil will add amazing flavor accents to the frozen green beans.
The green beans are perfect for your impromptu potlucks and as a dinner side.
The may frozen green beans have a brown appearance due to sautéing, and the ones in the middle of the pan will always be the crispiest.
This recipe is a perfect choice for people who want to enjoy the pleasant saltiness and fresh flavors from the other ingredients that are added.
The unique thing about frozen sautéed green beans is that it manages to retain the crispy yet tender texture that everyone is afraid of losing due to the heat.
In addition, the recipe calls for only fifteen minutes of your time, and since you will be using frozen green beans, there won’t be any preparation time required.
The green beans are loaded with fiber, which is an essential nutrient for everyone. In fact, it has soluble fiber, which helps lower LDL cholesterol and improves heart health and digestive health.
In addition, it has the lowest sodium, while the availability of magnesium, potassium, folate, and iron will only improve the health standards.
Having said that, the frozen green beans have all these nutrients intact, and when sautéed on low flame, they will be able to retain their amazing nutritional profile with extreme ease. Also, if you add olive oil for sautéing, the nutrients might be elevated even more.
Do I Need to Thaw Frozen Green Beans?
Absolutely not. The green beans can easily be tossed in the skillet with the garlic, onions, and remaining ingredients.
Frozen Green Beans: Best to use whole green beans. We purchase our frozen green beans from Sam’s Club and store them in the freezer. They are sold in a large bag with indivudauls 16 ounce microwaveable pouches.
Water and Olive Oil: Since the beans are cooked on medium low heat, olive oil works as well as best for when cooking on low and medium-heat. The healthy fat helps in olive oil will allow the beans to retain their collor longer while we saute them.
Garlic Cloves & Onions: The minced galic and sliced onions will add a strong flavor throughout this side dish.
Lemon Juice Or Zest (Optional): We love to use fresh lemon juice or lemon zest in our recipes. Simply check out our Haitian recipes to see the various ways we use lemon juice or zest.
Adding this to your green beans is completely optional but will give it a depth of flavor as well as the acid in the lemon will allow the beans to remain fresh a little longer as they cook.
Salt & Pepper: Used to season the dish.
Bell Pepper: Adds a hint of sweetness to the green beans.
The cooking time for these frozen green beans will be to the level of your desired taste preference.
The full recipe with the exact measurement is listed below in the recipe card.
This sautéed frozen green beans recipe is very simple to make. We have included step-by-step photo guide in the recipe card below so you can make it perfectly each time.
Prepare the ingredients: Mince the garlic, slice the onions and bell pepper and set aside.
Cook the ingredients: Begin by adding the olive oil in the nonstick skillet over medium low heat. When the oil has heated through, add the slice onions. Cook for about 1 minute.
Then add the minced garlic. Stir well to combine and continue cooking for about 1 minute.
Next, add in the green beans and sliced bell peppers. Mix well then add the salt and pepper.
Sauté for about 15 minutes or until heated through or until you’ve reached your desired consistency. Mix well as the vegetables sauté.
Are Frozen Green Beans Cooked?
No, frozen green beans are not cooked, but they are easy to make and they are as healthy as the fresh green beans. However, because they are frozen, they are able to retain their color longer.
You can still enjoy the same crispiness when they are cooked on low heat.
Can You Substitute Frozen Green Beans For Fresh?
Yes, if you wish to use fresh ingredients throughout the dish, you can can substitute frozen green beans with fresh green beans.
Why Are My Frozen Green Beans Tough?
Be mindful that green beans are high in fiber. Therefore, they may be tough if they are not cooked properly. When cooking frozen green beans, we highly recommend you cook them on low to medium heat, that way they retain their color and crispiness.
How To Store Sautéed Frozen Green Beans?
To store your frozen sautéed green beans, you need to use shallow airtight containers and refrigerate them.
On the contrary, if you don’t have an airtight container, just wrap the beans tightly in the plastic wrap or heavy-duty aluminum foil, and they will be good for refrigeration for three to five days and no need to worry about spoiling or loss of flavor.
What To Pair With Sautéed Frozen Green Beans?
The sautéed frozen green beans go perfectly with grilled meat like this grilled whole red snapper, these baked lamb chops, chicken fillets, and steaks like this steak au poivre. In addition, it can be served with casseroles (we love it with turkey bacon ranch chicken, though).
Not to forget, it tastes delicious with meatloaf or just top it with chicken to create a meal of its own.
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Sautéed Frozen Green Beans With Onions And Peppers
- Nonstick Skillet
- 2 Tbsp. Olive Oil
- 1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced
- 1 Small Onion Sliced
- 3 Garlic Cloves Minced
- 1 Bag 16 Ounce Frozen Green Beans
- 2 Tbsp. Water
- 1 Tsp. Kosher Salt or to taste
- ½ Tsp. Black Pepper Or to taste
- Prepare the ingredients: Mince the garlic, slice the onions and bell pepper and set aside.Cook the ingredients: Begin by adding the olive oil in the nonstick skillet over medium low heat. When the oil has heated through, add the slice onions. Cook for about 1 minute.Then add the minced garlic. Stir well to combine and continue cooking for about 1 minute.
- Next, add in the green beans and sliced bell peppers. Mix well then add the salt and pepper.Mix well as the vegetables sauté. Sauté for about 15 minutes or until heated through or until you’ve reached your desired consistency.Serve warm and enjoy.