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Sautéed Green Beans and Shallots

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Sautéed Green Beans and Shallots
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 25 min
  • Servings 4
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Crumbled blue cheese and bacon give this green bean side an elegant taste without any fuss.
Updated Jan 23, 2015

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 slices bacon
  • 2 shallots, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled blue cheese

Steps

  • 1
    In large saucepan, heat 2 quarts (8 cups) water to boiling. Add green beans. Cover; cook about 5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Remove green beans from boiling water; immediately plunge into ice water until cold. Drain.
  • 2
    Meanwhile, in 12-inch skillet, cook bacon until crisp; drain on paper towels. Crumble bacon; set aside. Reserve 1 tablespoon bacon drippings in skillet.
  • 3
    Cook shallots in reserved bacon drippings over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until tender. Add green beans, salt, black pepper and red pepper; cook 2 to 3 minutes, stirring frequently, until thoroughly heated.
  • 4
    Spoon bean mixture into serving dish. Sprinkle with cheese and crumbled bacon.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Goat cheese can be substituted for the blue cheese.

Nutrition

110 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 7g Protein, 11g Total Carbohydrate

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
110
Total Fat
5g
0%
Saturated Fat
2 1/2g
0%
Sodium
400mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
11g
0%
Dietary Fiber
3g
0%
Protein
7g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Vegetable; 1/2 High-Fat Meat;
Carbohydrate Choice
0
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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