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Italian flat beans

Italian flat beans sauteed with tomatoes

Italian flat beans are also known as Romano beans and are meatier than regular green beans. A sautee of Romano beans with cherry tomatoes is a perfect Summer side dish.
Keyword italian flat beans, romano beans, sauteed beans, vegetable recipes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 140kcal
Author dorothy stainbrook


  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1-2 lbs flat beans blossom end trimmed off
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 cup water if needed
  • 1/4 cup tomato vinegar optional, can use any vinegar
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes


  • Rinse the beans and remove the blossom end. You can remove the pointy end also if desired. For a visually pleasing dish, cut the beans into 1/3's and cut on a diagonal. Otherwise leave whole
  • Heat 2 Tbsp oil in a skillet over med-high heat and add chopped onions. Saute until golden brown and caramelized (about 5 minutes)
  • Add minced garlic and saute 30 seconds. Add beans and mix all together in the skillet.
  • Add salt, oregano, and tomato vinegar (if using). Add some water to allow the beans to simmer in a bit of liquid. I added 1/2 cup, but use your discretion. Simmer everything for about 10 minutes
  • Add cherry tomatoes to the skillet and mash lightly with a potato masher or a fork. Stir together and cover. Simmer for about 10 minutes or until beans are texture that you prefer.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 140kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 605mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1361IU | Vitamin C: 44mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 2mg