Pan of Garlicky Green Beans with Almonds
4.91 from 10 votes

1-Pan Garlicky Green Beans with Slivered Almonds

Easy, delicious green beans made in 1 pan with 6 simple ingredients! Big flavor, infused with garlic, and garnished with toasted almonds. Perfect for Thanksgiving and beyond!

Author: Minimalist Baker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings: 4 (Servings)
Category: Side
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Freezer Friendly No
Does it keep? 2-3 Days



  • 1/3 cup slivered or sliced raw almonds
  • 1 pinch sea salt


  • 1 lb green beans, stems and rough ends trimmed (organic when possible)
  • 1 Tbsp avocado oil (or other neutral oil with high smoke point)
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 Tbsp dairy-free butter (or sub organic dairy butter as needed)


  1. Heat a large rimmed skillet over medium heat. Once hot, add almonds and salt and toast for 4-5 minutes, stirring frequently, until toasted. Watch closely and be careful not to burn. Then remove from pan and set aside.
  2. Rinse and dry the green beans and remove any stems or rough ends with a knife or scissors.
  3. Heat the same large rimmed skillet from earlier over medium-high heat. Once hot, add the oil. Wait 1 minute for the oil to get hot, then add green beans. Season generously with salt and pepper (as the recipe is written, we recommend starting with 1/2 tsp sea salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper and working your way up from there).

  4. Cover and cook for about 8 minutes, stirring / tossing occasionally. You want the heat to remain high and the cover tight so the green beans get browned but also tender. Turn down heat slightly if they’re close to burning.

  5. In the last few minutes of cooking, add the minced garlic and butter and toss to coat. Cook for 1-2 minutes more, tossing frequently until garlic is fragrant and the green beans are golden brown and tender. Add the almonds and toss.

  6. Serve immediately. Best when fresh. Store leftovers covered up to 2-3 days in the refrigerator (not freezer friendly). Reheat on the stovetop over medium heat until hot.


*Nutrition information is a rough estimate calculated with Miyokos vegan butter.

Nutrition Per Serving (1 of 4 servings)