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Lemon Beans with Prosciutto Recipe

Lemon Beans with Prosciutto Recipe

There’s nothing ordinary about these green beans. Prosciutto and white wine make them decadent and special. —Lori Wiese, Humboldt, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, julienned
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed


  • 1. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook prosciutto in oil over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  • 2. In the same skillet, combine the wine, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
  • 3. Meanwhile, place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Add beans to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with prosciutto just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 127 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 397 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied white wine such as Chardonnay or Viognier.