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Green Beans in Tomato Sauce {Whole30, Vegan, Gluten-Free}

These healthy Green Beans in Tomato Sauce are outrageously tasty and made in just 10 minutes! This one-pot wonder is a speedy vegan/vegetarian, paleo, Whole30 compliant, or gluten-free dinner. 

a grey bowl with green beans in tomato sauce topped with shaved parmesan

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Raise your hand if you’d like a 10-minute one-pan dish that is delicious, gluten-free, dairy-free, and vegan/vegetarian. Oh, my, that is a lot of hands! Don’t worry, there is enough of these green beans in tomato sauce for everyone!

This quick dinner is a meal prep dream. Can you rinse and trim green beans? Congrats, you just got dinner ready! 

What’s in this dish?

a bowl of green beans, tomato sauce, olive oil, and a head of garlic

To make this a faster dish (if that is even possible), prep your garlic ahead of time (related: How to Freeze Garlic the Easy Way), and prep and dry your green beans.

If you have leftover green beans, make some Garlic Butter Green Beans as a fast side dish, Air Fryer Green Bean Fries, Spicy Green Beans, or even learn how to can green beans.

As written, these green beans in tomato sauce are not a significant source of protein. I prefer to make this as a main dish, so sometimes I pair it with Air Fryer Tofu, or browned Whole30 Breakfast Sausage.

If you were to add some diced potatoes, it would be a version of a Greek dish called Fasolakia. You can add frozen potatoes into the sauce as long as they are already mostly cooked. Related: How to Freeze Potatoes

3 photos showing a skillet making tomato sauce and green beans

Pro Tips/Recipe Notes

  • Yes, you can use frozen green beans! Related: How to Freeze Green Beans
  • As written, the recipe gives you al dente green beans. If you prefer green beans that are softer, increase the water by 2 tbsp and cook until they have reached your desired texture. Check after the initial 9 minutes to see if additional water needs to be added.
  • If you don’t have a lid for your skillet, you can place a baking sheet over the skillet while the green beans are cooking.

a grey bowl with green beans on a white board with parlsey and salt and pepper shakers

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WEIGHT WATCHERS POINTS

One serving has 1 WW Freestyle SmartPoints if using homemade marinara, or 4 points if using storebought sauce.

Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time9 mins
Total Time14 mins
These healthy Green Beans in Tomato Sauce are outrageously tasty and made in just 10 minutes!

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-heat. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
  • Add water, tomato sauce, and green beans. Stir.
  • Place a lid or baking sheet over the skillet and cook for 9 minutes (al dente) or until the green beans have reached your desired texture.
  • Top with shaved or grated Parmesan.

Notes

If you prefer green beans that are softer, increase the water by 2 tbsp and cook until they have reached your desired texture. Check after the initial 9 minutes to see if additional water needs to be added.
 
You can use frozen green beans.
Nutrition Facts
Green Beans in Tomato Sauce
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 105 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 312mg14%
Potassium 773mg22%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 11g12%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1704IU34%
Vitamin C 30mg36%
Calcium 83mg8%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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One comment on “Green Beans in Tomato Sauce {Whole30, Vegan, Gluten-Free}”

  1. Oh how amazing! We have a local Greek restaurant that makes these and we’ve always wondered how they do it.