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Blue Cheese Green Beans Recipe
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Blue Cheese Green Beans Recipe

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Bacon, blue cheese and chopped nuts make this my mom's favorite way to enjoy green beans. I always prepare this side dish when she's coming for dinner.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans
  • Pepper to taste


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels. Drain, reserving 2 tablespoons drippings.
  2. In the drippings, cook and stir the beans for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add the blue cheese, pecans, pepper and bacon. Cook for 2 minutes or until heated through. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Green Beans in Quick Cooking January/February 2005, p33

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Reviewed Dec. 31, 2012

"This was really good with one major change; I use feta cheese instead of blue due to personal taste."

Reviewed Oct. 15, 2010

"wonderful, not a bean was left. Will definately make again"

Reviewed Dec. 21, 2009

"This was great! I think I will use a little more Blue Cheese next time. Great flavor!"

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