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Parmesan Green Beans

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Serves 4


1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp garlic, minced (about 1 clove)
1 small onion, thinly sliced
3 cups green beans
1 cup (8 oz) low-sodium chicken broth
¼ cup grated fat-free parmesan cheese
¼ tsp black pepper


  1. Trim green beans and cut into one inch pieces.
  2. Combine olive oil and garlic in a large saucepan.
  3. Cook until garlic is soft, but not browned (about 30 seconds).
  4. Add onion, and continue to cook for about 5 minutes over medium heat until soft.
  5. Add green beans and chicken broth. Bring to a boil and simmer for 2 minutes, until beans are heated through.
  6. Sprinkle with parmesan cheese and pepper, and serve.

This recipe was modified from Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

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