How to Make Easy Stir Fry Garlic Green Beans for an Unforgettable Holiday Meal (Part 2 of 3)

Welcome to part 2 of our Unforgettable Holiday Meal that is so simple to make, you’ll have time to enjoy the company and not be stuck in the kitchen! If you missed part 1, read about The Best Sweet Cornbread & Sage Dressing that compliments our meal of Roasted Turkey Breast with Gravy and these delicious green beans.

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These stir fry garlic green beans are a family favorite that we eat any time of the year. There’s only 4 ingredients plus 3 seasonings. You’ll feel like a gourmet cook when you serve this as a side dish. I guarantee that these beans will elevate any week night dinner or can be served for an elegant dinner party.

Premium Frozen Green Beans

Start with premium, frozen, extra fine whole green beans. I recommend the fine beans for this dish, but use what you can find. They cook more quickly when they are thin. They don’t need a long cook. You want them to still have their bright green color and be a bit firm when done. So tasty!

Stir Fry Garlic Skillet
Start with skillet on medium heat, butter, oil and garlic. Then stir fry the green beans…so easy!

To help you with making this dish, I’ve created a short video so you can watch how easy it is!

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…part 1 and 3 for an Unforgettable Holiday Meal! I posted about the roasted turkey breast with gravy that I like to serve with stir fry garlic green beans and sweet cornbread & sage dressing.

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Stir Fry Garlic Green Beans

An easy and delicious side dish that uses a few ingredients to create a gourmet flair to any meal!

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans, holiday side dish, stir fry
Servings 6
Author Abigail Aars


  • 16 oz frozen extra fine green beans
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1-2 tbsp onion powder


  1. Pour frozen green beans into a salad spinner. Run cold water over the beans to defrost them. Drain the water. Now spin it to remove excess water.

  2. In a large skillet, melt butter and olive oil together on medium heat.

  3. Add minced garlic to skillet and stir to cook for about 30 seconds.

  4. Add beans to skillet and season with salt, pepper and onion powder. Stir beans with tongs to distribute butter/oil and seasonings well.

  5. Stir often to cook evenly. Cook until the beans are just starting to brown but are still bright green and slightly firm.

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