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overhead view of sauteed green beans in a saute pan

Sautéed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes

  • Author: Deborah Harroun
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American


A simple side dish, these Sautéed Green Beans with Cherry Tomatoes are a great way to add veggies to your menu. So fresh and full of flavor!



  • 1 1/2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 10 oz cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Place green beans in a large saucepan and cover with water.  Place over medium heat and bring to a boil. Reduce the heat to low, cover the pan and simmer until the green beans are tender, about 10 minutes.  Drain off the water and set aside.
  2. Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat.  Stir in the sugar, garlic powder, salt and pepper.  Add the tomatoes and cook, stirring occasionally, until the tomatoes are soft.  Stir the green beans into the tomatoes and heat for another minute or two, until the beans are heated through.  Stir in the basil and serve immediately.

Recipe Notes:

Slightly adapted from

Nutrition information provided as an estimate only. Various brands and products can change the counts.


  • Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
  • Calories: 164
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 245 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Saturated Fat: 7 g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0 g
  • Trans Fat: 0 g
  • Carbohydrates: 14 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 30 mg

Keywords: Sauteed Green Beans, easy side dish, vegetables, holiday side dish