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Lemon Butter Green Beans with Parmesan and Garlic

Lemon Butter Green Beans with Parmesan and Garlic are so amazing. I can't say enough about garlic and lemon. They add so much to the simplest things. Like these green beans!
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4
Author Rob


  • 1 lb green beans, cleaned and trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, mined
  • 2 -3 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • sea saly and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp parmesan cheese


  1. Fill a large bowl with ice cubes and cold water and set aside.

    Bring a pot of water to a boil.

    Add green beans and cook for about 2-3 minutes until just crisp. Drain beans and  place in ice water to stop the cooking. Let green beans sit in water for a couple of minutes.

    Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat.

    Add garlic and cook for about 1 minute. Stir in lemon juice and cook for 1 minute.

    Drain green beans and add to skillet. Saute green beans, stirring occasionally for about 3-4 minutes until heated through.

    Remove from heat and stir in Parmesan cheese and lemon zest.

    Season with salt and pepper to taste.