Red Potatoes and Beans

Green beans and red potatoes are a staple in Southern cuisine and one dish we particularly love!  This is the easiest side dish to make and it is definitely one you can make a personal statement with.  It tastes so fresh and wonderful everyone will think you have slaved away all day preparing it.   Sshhh. . . . keep the secret to yourself about how easy and quick it really is!


  • 2 pounds small red potatoes, washed and drained
  • 1 1/2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed with ends cut off, drained
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Bring a large kettle of water and the 1 teaspoon of salt to a boil.  Drop in the potatoes and boil for 15 minutes. Drop in the green  beans and boil for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and drain the beans/potatoes. Place olive oil and garlic in a skillet over medium heat. Saute for 30 seconds. Add the potatoes and green beans, stir well to coat with the oil and garlic.

Cook for approximately 3-4 minutes until it is all heated through. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.  Serves 6.

5 Responses to Red Potatoes and Beans

  1. Love this so much, you women are amazing.Thanks for this wonderful post!

  2. Winnie says:

    This is a great dish!
    We have a similar one almost every Friday dinner

  3. This dish looks so good & simple too. I have to make this now with all the local fresh veggies out there.

  4. My mother-in-law used to make this. Very good.

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