Instead of serving your family the traditional green bean casserole this Christmas, add a little spice to your holiday green beans. These garlic green beans are so delicious, even your children will beg for more!
My family always puts on quite a show for holiday meals and vegetables play a huge part in that. We usually have at least 4 different veggies on the table no matter what holiday we’re celebrating.
Sadly, we won’t be going home to celebrate Christmas with the family this year. Because Christmas falls on a Sunday and the husband has to work Monday, there is no way we can make the 5 hour trip back home for the day.
So, I’ll be making Christmas dinner for my little family of 4 this year and I’m altering the menu a little bit to better fit our needs.
Instead of having 4 different veggies this year, we’ll be scaling back to just a couple and Garlic Green Beans are definitely in the running. The whole family loves them, even the girls!
Personally, I’m not a fan of the usual Green Bean Casserole that most people serve for the holidays. Garlic Green Beans are a great alternative to the casserole and they taste so delicious that it seems like the perfect holiday dish.
You could even add a little red pepper flake to make them more festive looking. Plus, they are so simple to make that you’ll want to add them to your regular dinner menu plan, too!
Here’s the recipe –
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- Large saucepan
- 1/4 cup butter
- 2 tablespoons chopped garlic
- 1 bag frozen green beans
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Place the butter in to a large saucepan and heat on medium temperature until the butter melts.
- Add the garlic to the butter, along with salt and pepper and stir until it is sizzling. Pour the green beans in to the pan and place the lid on top.
- Turn the stove temperature down to medium low and cook for about 10 minutes, while stirring every few minutes to coat the beans with the garlic butter.
- Serve hot.
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Vanessa Hamlin is the owner and founder of Food Life Design and VLHamlinDesign. With her passion for frugal living and homesteading, Vanessa loves to write about easy recipes, making money, gardening, home remedies and everything else that a good life entails! When she’s not writing for Food Life Design or creating products for VLHamlinDesign, you’ll find Vanessa reading, drawing, gardening, cooking or spending time with her family.