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Roasted Red Pepper Green Beans

This recipe showcases a creamy sauce with shallot-and-chive cheese. The toasted pine nuts add crunch. Just a few ingredients—so easy! —Becky Ellis, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    10 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 cup pine nuts
  • Dash salt
  • 1 package (5.2 ounces) shallot-chive spreadable cheese
  • 1 jar (8 ounces) roasted sweet red peppers, drained and chopped

Directions

  • In a pot of boiling water, cook green beans until tender, 6-8 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, in a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Add pine nuts; cook and stir until lightly browned, 3-4 minutes. Remove from heat; sprinkle with salt.
  • Drain beans; return to pot. Place cheese over warm beans to soften; toss to coat. Add red peppers; toss to combine. Sprinkle with pine nuts. Serve immediately.


Test Kitchen Tips
  • When trimming green beans, it's not necessary to trim the tapered ends—leave them on for a prettier look.
  • Pine nuts can turn rancid quickly. Store them in the refrigerator or freezer for longer freshness.
  • Pine nuts are pricey. If you don't want to splurge, try chopped pecans, slivered almonds or cashew halves.
  • Once the cheese is stirred in, it thickens quickly as it cools off. Keep the beans warm, then add the cheese right before bringing them to the table.
  • Nutrition Facts
    3/4 cup: 152 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 341mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 4g protein.

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    • coachkcrist
      Nov 26, 2020

      These were amazing. Just had with Thanksgiving meal and everyone raved that they were much better than a green bean casserole.

    • Patty
      Nov 19, 2019

      I can't believe this doesn't have dozens of reviews! This is the best green bean recipe I've ever tried. I've made it 3 times already for different occasions and it was a huge hit with all my guests. I could eat it every day. Try it and you'll see - it's delicious!