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Horizontal image of a white plate filled with green beans and chopped tomatoes on a white and black towel.

Italian-Style Green Beans

  • Author: Shanna Mallon
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x


You will love these sauteed Italian-style green beans with tomatoes and garlic. The easy recipe can be prepared with fresh or frozen vegetables.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 12 ounces (1 1/2 cups) diced tomatoes, chopped fresh or canned
  • 24 ounces (1 1/2 pounds) fresh or frozen green beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more to taste


  1. Warm olive oil over medium heat in a large, deep frying pan on the stove.
  2. Add garlic and cook until fragrant while stirring occasionally, about 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  3. Stir in tomatoes and cook down for about 5 minutes, until they have broken down a bit and have formed a chunky sauce, stirring occasionally. 
  4. Add green beans and stir to coat them with the tomato mixture. 
  5. Simmer covered over medium-low heat for 20-25 minutes if using fresh green beans (25-35 minutes if using frozen), until the beans are softened and tender crisp. 
  6. Stir in salt and pepper. Taste and add more salt and/or pepper as desired. Serve immediately.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Vegetables
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Side Dish

Keywords: green beans, Italian, tomatoes, garlic