Savory Green Beans recipe

All Recipes Side Dish Vegetables Green Beans


1 ½ pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed
3 ounces coarsely chopped pancetta
1 shallot, thinly sliced
salt and black pepper to taste

Nutrition Info

105.3 calories
carbohydrate: 9.6 g
cholesterol: 9.5 mg
fat: 6.5 g
fiber: 3.9 g
protein: 3.9 g
saturatedFat: 2.1 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 124.4 mg
sugar: 1.9 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and boil 3 to 4 minutes until just tender. Drain beans and immediately plunge into ice water. Allow to sit in ice water until cold, then drain well, and set aside.

  2. Cook pancetta in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crispy, then set aside. Reduce heat to medium, stir shallots into the pancetta fat, and cook gently until the shallots have turned dark golden brown, about 10 minutes. Place pancetta and green beans in skillet, toss and cook until warmed through, about 2 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper before serving.

Recipe Yield

6 servings

Recipe Note

Fresh green beans with sweet caramelized shallots and savory Italian pancetta take vegetables to a whole new level.

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