Cooked canned green beans in a pan.
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Easy Canned Green Bean Recipe

This canned green bean recipe is an easy and delicious way to use those green beans in your pantry! A few ingredients make a veggie the family will love!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword canned green bean recipe, canned green beans
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 46kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley



  • 1 can green beans any cut, see note
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  • Drain half of the liquid out of the green beans.
  • Pour the green beans and the reserved half of the canning liquid into a skillet.
  • Add butter, onion powder, salt and pepper.
  • Simmer, uncovered and stirring occasionally, until almost all of the cooking liquid has evaporated.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.


You can scale this recipe up as needed, we usually make 2 or 3 cans at a time and just adjust the seasonings accordingly. 


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 174mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 540IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 0.7mg