Using a few grocery store shortcuts like pre-prepped green beans and minced garlic makes this green beans side dish recipe a SNAP.

"Holidays are the one occasion where it's worth it to spend a little more for convenience," Blais says, about splurging on store-bought shortcuts.

Shopping Tip: Look for pre-prepped green beans and minced garlic in the produce section of your grocery store. 

Pro Tip: To reconstitute sun-dried tomatoes, submerge them in hot water and let stand until softened and plump, about 15 minutes. Drain before using. 

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  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 pound cleaned and trimmed green beans
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons jarred horseradish
  • 2 tablespoons reconstituted and chopped sun-dried tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley


Serves: 6 to 8


Bring a pot of salted water to a boil. Pour in the green beans and boil until tender, 5 to 7 minutes. 

In a separate pan, cook remaining ingredients over medium heat until fragrant. Turn off heat, add cooked green beans, and toss to coat; season to taste with salt and pepper.