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Italian green beans in a white scalloped dish on a beige tablecloth.

Italian Green Beans

Published by Kate
This easy and flavor-packed side dish is made on the stovetop in just 30 minutes.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings 6 servings
Calories 135 kcal


  • 2 small shallots, minced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • lbs green beans, trimmed
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 (14 oz) can petite diced tomatoes. drained
  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup pitted olives (I used kalamata)½
  • ½ cup shredded parmesan


  • Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium heat. Add the shallots and sauté, stirring occasionally, until almost tender, about 3–4 minutes.
  • Add the green beans and ¼ cup water. Cover and cook for 3 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for 2 minutes, or until the water mostly evaporates.
  • Add the tomatoes, oregano, and salt. Stir and cook for another 2 minutes, or until the green beans are tender.
  • Remove from the heat and stir in the olives. Top with parmesan and serve.


If you don't have a lid large enough to fit your sauté pan, use a piece of aluminum foil instead. No need to curl it around the edges, just place a large flat sheet of foil on top and it'll do the trick. 
You can substitute two (14.5 oz) cans of green beans for the fresh green beans, if you'd like. Drain the green beans and add them along with the tomatoes. Since they are canned, they don't require cooking like fresh green beans do. They just need to be warmed up! 
You can also substitute ½ of a large yellow onion in place of the shallots. 


Calories: 135kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 6gFat: 9gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 504mgPotassium: 278mgFiber: 4gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 899IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 143mgIron: 1mg
Keyword italian green beans
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