Blue Cheese Pecan Green Beans

Make a delicious side dish with green beans and pecans – a tasty accompaniment to your dinner.

  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 35 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

12
oz fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2
cup pecan halves
2
tablespoons butter (do not use margarine)
3
oz blue cheese, crumbled (3/4 cup)

  • 1 In 2-quart saucepan, place beans in 1 inch water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer uncovered 8 to 10 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender; drain. Place in serving bowl; cover to keep warm.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in 1-quart saucepan, cook pecans over medium heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring frequently until nuts begin to brown, then stirring constantly until nuts are golden brown and toasted. Place in small bowl; reserve.
  • 3 In same 1-quart saucepan, melt butter over low heat. Heat, stirring constantly about 6 minutes or until butter is golden brown. (Once the butter begins to brown, it browns very quickly and can bum, so use low heat and watch carefully.) Immediately remove from heat. Pour over beans; toss to coat. Sprinkle with cheese and reserved pecans.

Expert Tips

Strong-flavored blue cheese adds a nice tang to recipes. The longer this cheese is aged the stronger the flavor will be. Look for it in pieces that you can crumble, or buy it already crumbled. You could also use Gorgonzola or Stilton cheese instead of the blue cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
170
(
Calories from Fat
130),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
14g
14%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
20mg
20%;
Sodium
230mg
230%;
Total Carbohydrate
6g
6%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
2g
2%
),
Protein
5g
5%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
4%;
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.