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Italian Green Beans in Tomato Sauce

Italian green beans in tomato sauce is a simple and super delicious side dish that's perfect alongside grilled or roasted meats or fish.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 people as a side
Calories: 98kcal
Author: Emily Kemp


  • 14 oz (400g) green beans
  • 14 oz (400g) chopping canned tomatoes
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 small red onion
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 3.5 fl oz (100ml) water
  • salt and pepper , to season
  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  • Finely chop the garlic and red onion. Add to a pan with the oregano, fennel seeds and 1 tbsp of olive oil and saute until translucent (don't let it brown).
  • Add the chopped tomatoes, water, and a pinch of salt and pepper, let simmer for 5-10 minutes. Top and tail the green beans then cut in half or thirds. Add the beans to the tomato sauce and simmer for another 5-10 minutes until tender. Add extra water if the sauce starts to dry out.
  • Serve.


Please note this recipe was tested and developed in metric measurements all imperial measurements are approximate.


Calories: 98kcal