Sautéed green beans and tomatoes

Prep Time 5 minutes Cook Time 30 minutes Total Time 35 minutes
Serves 4 servings     adjust servings

Sautéed green beans and tomatoes are an easy, healthy and flavorful side dish!


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed (about 3/4 pound)
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can diced tomatoes (undrained)
  • 1/3 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.
  2. Add onion and saute for 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add garlic and green beans and saute 3-4 minutes more minutes.
  4. Add undrained tomatoes, salt and pepper and stir to combine. Cover and reduce heat to medium low. Let simmer for at least 20 minutes and up to 30 or 40 minutes, until green beans are tender. Stir occasionally.
  5. Taste and adjust seasonings and serve hot.

Recipe Notes

I used a regular can of diced tomatoes, but you could substitute stewed tomatoes, fire-roasted diced tomatoes, petit diced tomatoes or another flavor if you want to change this recipe up a bit.
You could top these green beans with grated Parmesan cheese or crumbled, cooked bacon - or both.

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