easy green bean recipe

Easy Green Bean Recipe

This is an easy green bean recipe that anyone on a low carb diet can make! It took all of 5 minutes for me to prepare this low carb meal late last night. I tossed everything in a pot, and was still able to take care of other things for 15 minutes while it cooked!

I have eaten this easy green bean recipe several times over the years as a low carb meal.  After munching on low carb, high fat snacks throughout the day, it is just a simple way to end the day.

easy green bean recipe

While I prefer fresh green beans, I keep “back up” frozen vegetables in the freezer for nights like this one. Green beans are high fiber, low carb vegetables. One cup of cooked green beans contain about 10 carbs  before adjusting your for the dietary fiber. While green beans contains many vitamins and minerals, it is highest in manganese and vitamins K and C.

easy green bean recipe

Easy Green Bean Recipe

Simple green bean side.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 people
Calories 137 kcal


  • 12 oz. Green Beans (Fresh or Frozen)
  • 6.5 oz. Turkey Sausage (Sliced)
  • 1/4 c. Yellow Onions (Chopped)
  • 1/4 tsp. Garlic (Minced)
  • 1 tbsp. Olive Oil (Extra Virgin)
  • 1/8 tsp. Black Pepper
  • Sea Salt (Optional)


  • Add all ingredients to a medium-sized pot.
  • Gently stir and place over medium-high heat.
  • Cook until green beans are tender.


Serving: 1servingCalories: 137kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 10gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 279mgPotassium: 325mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 623IUVitamin C: 13mgCalcium: 45mgIron: 1mg
Keyword easy green beans, green bean recipe
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Many of my one-dish low carb meals make excellent side dishes for people with a larger family. But for me, it’s a meal because I eat most of the pot for dinner. And then I will eat the rest for a low carb breakfast, a light lunch, or a quick low carb snack.

You may also like our Spicy Broccoli Cheddar Soup Recipe in this edition of SIMPLE.

I did not add any extra salt to this recipe because the sausage adds enough. Instead, I just added a dash of black pepper and called this easy green bean recipe a meal! However, you can make this easy green bean recipe as a low carb side.

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