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Mario Batali’s Green Beans (Fagiolini in Padella)

Yield: 4 servings 1x
Prep: 15 minsCook: 10 minsTotal: 25 minutes


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced (approximately 0.5 ounces)
  • 1 small red onion, cut into thin slices (approximately 4 ounces)
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried red pepper flakes (or up to 1 teaspoon if you like it spicier)
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1 pound green beans, tops removed
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper


  1. In a large skillet with a cover, heat the olive oil over medium heat until the oil just starts to smoke.
  2. Add the onion, garlic, red pepper flakes, and mint and cook for 1 minute, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add the beans and toss to coat. Cover and cook for 5-10 minutes or until green beans are tender but not mushy.
  4. Remove skillet from the heat. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

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Cuisine: Italian Method: saute