Keto Skillet Green Beans

These Keto Skillet Green Beans are a quick and easy side dish made with fresh greens, butter, garlic, salt and pepper and ready in just 15 minutes.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword easy side dish, keto, keto side dish, one pan, skillet green beans
Prep Time 8 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 87 kcal
Author Kelly


  • 1 lb fresh green beans washed, dried & ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil OR olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/3 teaspoon fine sea salt or more to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper or more to taste
  • 1/8 tsp onion salt we use the one from Trader Joe's , optional but so delicious
  • 1/4 cup water


  • 1/4 cup toasted chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup toasted sliced almonds


  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat until shimmering.
  2. Add the trimmed green beans and cook, stirring often, until the beans are bright and glossy and slightly brown.
  3. Add the garlic and season with salt, black pepper and optional seasonings. Cook, stirring constantly, until the garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds.
  4. Add water and cover with lid. Cook for another 1-2 minutes until the beans are bright green and crisp-tender.
  5. Season to taste as needed and serve with toasted nuts and lemon wedges, if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Keto Skillet Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.