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Green Beans with Blue Cheese Recipe

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I was a little hesitant when I first tried this recipe. My sons usually don't care for green beans, and I thought they wouldn't be fond of the blue cheese. To my pleasant surprise, they loved every bite.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons half-and-half cream
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Pinch sugar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 146 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. Place the first eight ingredients in a blender; cover and process until combined. Gradually add oil in a steady stream, processing until smooth; set aside.
  2. Place the beans in a large saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a serving bowl. Drizzle with the blue cheese mixture and sprinkle with bacon. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Blue Cheese Green Beans in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2003, p132

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (3/4 cup) equals 146 calories, 11 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 224 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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