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Garlic parmesan green beans in a skillet on a cutting board by a kitchen towel.

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

This easy and delicious side dish is prepared in less than 15 minutes and accompanies just about any main course!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 12 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans rinsed, patted dry and stems trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt more or less, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper more or less, to taste
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper flakes more or less, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh garlic more or less, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • ¼ cup finely shredded Parmesan cheese


  • Place green beans in a large bowl.  Drizzle with olive oil and add salt, pepper and crushed red pepper flakes. Toss well to coat as evenly as possible.
  • Sauté in a large skillet over medium high heat for 5 to 7 minutes (or until crisp-tender) while stirring constantly. Add more olive oil if necessary.
  • Add garlic and sauté for an additional 30 seconds, stirring constantly.
  • Remove from heat, evenly drizzle with lemon juice and sprinkle with Parmesan.