Simple Spicy Green Beans

closeup of spicy green beans in a bowl

These Spicy Green Beans are the perfect side dish for any meal. Fast and simple!


  • 1lb fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 4 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes or*
    2 teaspoons Sriracha
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup water


  1. Heat up a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once hot, melt the butter. Add the garlic and sauté for 30 seconds, until fragrant.
  2. Add the green beans to the pan, red pepper flakes or Sriracha, salt, and pepper. Stir to distribute. Add the water to the pan and cover it immediately. Reduce the heat to low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, opening up the cover to stir occasionally.
  3. Once the green beans are ready, remove the lid, and serve immediately.