Green beans are also known as string beans; they are a type of bean many people love. If you are searching for how to cook green beans on stove properly and taste good, I think you are at the right place.

1. How To Cook Green Beans on Stove

1.1. How To Saute Green Beans


  • 1 pound fresh Green Beans
  • ½ cup of water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper powder
  • 1 tsp garlic
  • 1 tsp onion powder 
  • 1 tbsp butter


Step 1: To prepare green beans, they should be washed and trimmed at both ends before cooking. You can cut it in half if you see the beans too long.

If you have a lot of time, you should light cut the lines on the body of the beans slightly (At a 45-degree angle) to green beans to absorb the spices evenly.

Step 2: Put water in the pot, place the pot on the stove on high heat until the water is boiling, then add green beans and cook for 5 minutes.

Step 3: Take green beans out and into a bowl of iced water. Soak for a few minutes to cool the beans, then take them out and drain. This step will help make your green beans bright green and crispy.

Step 4: Heat the butter in a large skillet over; add green beans and season with salt & pepper when the butter starts to melt. Next, add the garlic & onion powder for flavor, then sautee and often stir for 4 minutes so that the green beans turn appetizingly soft.

Step 5: Finally, turn off the stove and transfer it to a plate. Serve buttery garlic green beans with slices of baked bacon.

How To Cook Green Beans on the Stove

1.2. How To Steam Green Beans


  • 1 pound fresh Green Beans
  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 steamer basket


Step 1: Rinse the green beans thoroughly under cold water. This will help to remove any dirt or debris that may be on them.

Step 2: Trim the ends off of the green beans, if desired. Add the green beans to a steamer basket.

Step 3: Place the steamer basket or pot over boiling water and cover it with a lid. Allow the green beans to steam for 3-5 minutes, or until they are tender but still crisp. Be sure to check on them periodically so that they do not overcook.

Step 4: Remove the green beans from the heat and immediately transfer them to a bowl of ice water. This will stop the cooking process and help to preserve their bright green color.

Step 5: Drain the green beans and pat them dry with a paper towel before serving as desired.

1.3. How To Boil Green Beans


  • 1 pound fresh Green Beans
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1 tsp salt


Step 1:To boil green beans, pour 2 cups of water into the pot and bring it to a boil.

Step 2: When the water boil, add prepared green beans, and 1 tsp salt. Cook for 5 minutes. Green beans should only be boiled for 5 minutes. Any longer and they will become mushy and lose their flavor

Step 3: Once they are done, drain them in a colander and serve them immediately with dipping sauce

Now, you know how to cook green beans on stove that taste good. I hope the instructions in this article will help you make successful green bean recipes. If possible, you should enjoy green beans once a week instead of just enjoying them on thanksgiving.

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