Sautéed Green Beans Recipe With Diced Tomatoes

side dish recipes Mar 24, 2021
Sautéed Green Beans Recipe With Diced Tomatoes
Originally posted March 17, 2019

Sautéed Green Beans Recipe With Diced Tomatoes

This Sautéed Green Beans Recipe with Diced Tomatoes is a winner in our family!

Our daughter, Jaye, is a green bean FANATIC! She can eat them with almost every meal. So I find myself trying to make different variations of green beans so the rest of the family won't get too bored with this healthy side dish.

I love sautéing the green beans with garlic, salt and pepper BEFORE simmering them. Doing so gives the green beans the extra flavor all throughout. The added seasoned diced tomatoes kick the green beans up a couple notches too! Instead of adding water, you would just use the seasoned juices from the diced tomatoes to simmer the green beans in. VOILÀ! FLAVOR on top of FLAVOR!

How To Sauté Your Green Beans

  1. Your best bet is to grab a soup pot, but not too big. That way, you won't have to transfer the sautéed green beans into another pot and dirty up more dishes than you need to! "Ain't nobody got time for that", in my Sweet Brown voice! So I sauté and simmer all in one pot!
  2. Heat up your olive oil, add the green beans, salt, pepper and about 2 garlic cloves. YES TWO! If that is too garlicy for ya, then one will do. I just love extra garlic on everything!
  3. Toss the green beans around until they become bright green in color. I even like to char a few of them for EXTRA EXTRA good flavor! That usually takes about 5-7minutes.

raw green beans with salt and pepper    Raw green beans with salt, pepper and garlic

*Note: If you are using a bag of fresh green beans, be sure to rinse them off FIRST. You, also, may need to snap a few of the leftover stems off. I love using the bag as opposed to picking fresh green beans because it's just plain 'ol faster and easier. If you are lucky enough to be able to pick your own fresh green beans at a farmers market or farm, then you already know to rinse them and take the stems off of each one. 

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Once your green beans are sautéed all nice and flavorful, it's time to add the can of seasoned diced tomatoes. I like to use the Del Monte brand with basil, garlic and oregano. But any brand and flavor combination of your choosing is fine!

*Note: It may look like you will need extra liquid, but you don't! Remember the green beans will simmer down into the juices as they cook.

No need to add water to this recipe. We want all of the natural flavors to come from the seasoned diced tomatoes.

Let the green beans simmer on low for about 40-45 minutes. We like them with a slight crunch; not too mushy! However, if you aren't into slightly, crunchy green beans, then you may want to simmer them a little longer. Just keep your eye on it.


Serving Suggestions

  • As-is
  • Over rice
  • With quinoa
  • Over Couscous

Jaye, on the other hand, wants her sautéed green beans and diced tomatoes AS-IS! That girl don't play when it comes to her green beans!

We would love to hear how your sautéed green beans with diced tomatoes turned out! And let us know what you served them with in the comments below! Oh, and share a photo tagging us on Instagram: @rob_jenmorris #sauteedgreenbeanswithdicedtomatoes 


Recipe Instructions:

Sautéed Green Beans Recipe With Diced Tomatoes

Our sautéed green beans recipe with diced tomatoes is a delicious variation of the healthy side dish! The liquid from the seasoned diced tomatoes kick it up a notch! 
Prep Time7 mins
Cook Time45 mins
Saute7 mins
Total Time52 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Best green bean recipe, Green beans with tomatoes, Healthy side dish, Sauteed green beans, Tasty side dish, Vegetable side dish


Servings: 6 People


Calories: 116kcal


Author: Rob & Jen


  • 2 lbs Fresh green beans
  • 3 TBSP Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 14.5 oz Can seasoned diced tomatoes


  • Using a medium sized soup pot, heat olive oil on medium to high heat
  • Add green beans, salt, pepper and garlic. Sauté until bright green in color. About 5-7 minutes. 
    • Sauteing green beans in a pot with garlic
    • Add the diced tomatoes and stir. 
      Sautéed green beans with diced tomatoes in a pot
    • Cover the pot and simmer on low heat, stirring every now and again to keep all of the green beans cooking in the tomato juices. 
    • Cook for 40-45 minutes for a slightly crunchy texture. Cook a little longer if you like the green beans a little softer. 
    • Serve immediately. 


    Be sure to rinse the green beans before sautéing and remove any stems.