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Sauteed Frozen Green Beans

Those frozen green beans are dying to be sauteed! Bring them back to life with just a few ingredients.
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 18 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: cooking italian green beans, frozen italian cut green beans, frozen italian green beans recipes, how to cook frozen italian green beans
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 42kcal


  • 1 Large saucepan
  • 1 wooden spoon


  • 1 Tbsp unsalted butter
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 12 oz bag of Frozen Cut Italian Green Beans
  • ¼ cup Simple Truth Organic® Low Sodium Free Range Chicken Broth
  • tsp Better than Bouillon Roasted Garlic Base
  • ½ tsp Better Than Bouillon Premium Seasoned Vegetable Base
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp Oregano
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • tsp sea salt
  • lemon juice Optional: just a few splashes


  • In your large saucepan, on high heat, melt your butter and olive oil, until a bubbling foam is produced.
  • Add your green beans and saute for about 5 minutes, stirring periodically.
  • Once the frosty look has gone away, add chicken broth, pastes, and seasonings and stir, until combined well. Reduce the heat to simmer, place a lid on the pan, and allow to simmer for 10 - 15 more minutes, depending on how tender you want your green beans.
  • Serve and enjoy!


Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 0.3g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 52mg | Potassium: 18mg | Fiber: 0.3g | Sugar: 0.2g | Vitamin A: 72IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 0.4mg
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