These cheesy green beans are a quick, easy, and totally delicious side dish!
Trim and clean your green beans with kitchen scissors. Cut each in half.
Place green beans into a large skillet and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium and simmer until beans start to soften, about 4-5 minutes.
While your green beans simmer, heat a small pan and toast your panko until golden brown, shaking and stirring the pan a few times to prevent burning. Once it starts to brown, remove from heat.
Drain green beans in a colander and return to the pan. Add butter and cook on medium heat for approx. 4-5 minutes or until desired tenderness is reached. Cook them less for al dente and more for softer beans. Add the garlic towards the end and cook until fragrant and soft.
Season with salt and pepper and mix well. Top with cheese and cover pan with a lid if you have one (to get everything all hot and melty!) then top with toasted panko and dive in while it's hot!
Looking for a little somethin' extra here? I'm super in love with adding 1/8-1/4 tsp ground cayenne pepper to the mix for a little heat. Feel free to follow suit if you're a fan of spice!
Nutrition Facts below are an estimate gathered using an online recipe nutrition calculator. Adjust as needed and enjoy!
Recipe by Peas and Crayons - Cheesy Green Beans https://peasandcrayons.com/2018/11/cheesy-green-beans.html