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Creamy Garlic Green Beans

You ever get sick of the same old sides with dinner? I know I do. I get bored after a while! Not that the side doesn’t taste good, but I am very much always looking for some new way to eat something. I went to my dads last weekend for the day, sat outside in the sun and we grilled burgers. My dad had asked if I wanted to bring something that went with burgers. So I came up with Creamy Garlic Green Beans.

Creamy Garlic Green Beans take minimal ingredients and are extremely easy to put together. I know how much my followers like easy meals or sides! This would definitely be a recipe for you to try! Below is some step-by-step pictures as well as the full recipe at the bottom.

Ingredient List

  • Butter
  • Green Beans – Canned
  • Cream Cheese
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt & Pepper – To Taste

Seems like a small list doesn’t it? It almost seems too simple! However, the flavor will blow you away !!

How Do I Make This?

This is my favorite kind of side, a one pan side! You only need to dirty one pan and a utensil!

In a medium frying pan, melt your butter. Once that is melted toss in a couple spoons full of minced garlic, sautéing the garlic for a couple of minutes. Hopefully you like the smell of garlic, because your house is going to smell like it!

After your garlic has sautéed, pour in your drained canned green beans. Mix the green beans around really good so the garlic has coated the green beans. Season the green beans with salt and pepper to taste. If there is other seasoning you desire, you may use those at this time as well.

Lastly, mix in your cream cheese. The green beans should be warm enough that the cream cheese should start to melt. Coat the green beans with the cream cheese. Mixing everything around a few times and viola! You have yourself some Creamy Garlic Green Beans!

Why Did I Choose To Make These?

I love green beans! I especially like canned green beans, butter and minced garlic. That is typically my go-to side when I want something quick and cheap to make with dinner. I decided the other day though, that I wanted something a little more!

How Can I Make This My Own?

Maybe this is too plain for you and your family? That is okay because you can vamp this up however you like. You could add some red pepper flakes to make this a little spicy. You could top it with some bacon crumbles, french fried onions, pork rinds, just to name a few. There is really so much you could still do to these.


None of my recipes are ever set in stone. You are welcome to use more or less of something, leave something out you don’t like or add something in. My recipes are a guidance to get you to try something you are unsure how to make!

Be sure to check out the full recipe below. The full measurements and times are listed in the recipe. All recipes can be printed and saved to Pinterest for a later date. Thanks for checking it out! I do appreciate every one of you who reads my recipes and especially the ones who give them a try!!

Much Love & Honey,

Creamy Garlic Green Beans

Deliciously creamy with a bite from the garlic.
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 3 People


  • 1 Medium Frying Pan


  • 16 Oz Green Beans Fresh Cut
  • 2 Oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 2 tbsp Garlic Minced
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • 1 tbsp Butter


  • In a medium fryer pan, melt your butter. Add in your tablespoons of minced garlic and sauté for 5 minutes.
  • Drain your green beans and toss those into the pan. Sauté for another 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper while sautéing.
  • Lastly, mix in your cream cheese. The green beans should be hot enough to melt the cream cheese. Stir everything around a few times and serve!!


Add some bacon, french fried onions or pork rinds to add some crunch. Like a little spice? Season with some red pepper flakes. The possibilities are endless with this one. 
Keyword Cream Cheese, Green Beans, Minced Garlic

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