Prosciutto Green Beans

Prosciutto Green Beans

Prosciutto green beans make the easiest elegant side dish for holidays or any special meal. They require just a few food allergy-friendly ingredients for a simple, flavorful side.

Prosciutto Green Beans make the easiest side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between! It just requires a few ingredients, is very food allergy-friendly, and easily customizable.

Prosciutto green beans have become one of my family’s favorite holiday side dishes. They’re a lighter green bean side dish compared to the more traditional green bean casserole. These prosciutto green beans are also faster to make and the addition of prosciutto elevates the dish to a prized seat at any holiday table.

How to make prosciutto green beans:

At it’s core, it’s just a few ingredients: fresh green beans, prosciutto, olive oil, salt, and pepper. This is the most simplified version of prosciutto green beans. However, over the years we’ve experimented with other variations to elevate these simple prosciutto green beans into an even more versatile side dish with endless variety.

Some of our favorite prosciutto green beans add-ins include:

  • Caramelized onions: slice a small sweet onion, then slice each half into thin half-moon slices. Caramelize the onion slices in olive oil over low heat until they’re a deep golden brown color, stirring frequently. Remove from the pan, follow the prosciutto green beans recipe as written, and add the caramelized onions back in when you add the green beans.
  • Mushrooms: follow the prosciutto green beans recipe as-is, and just add sliced button mushrooms or baby portobello mushrooms when you add your green beans.
  • Garlic: enjoy garlic? Add 1-2 cloves of minced garlic, too (also at the point in the recipe when you’re adding green beans).
  • Fresh herbs: amp up the flavor even more by finishing the prosciutto green beans with a couple tablespoons of fresh herbs like thyme or rosemary, added to the last couple minutes of cooking.
  • Any combination of the above ideas!

Prosciutto Green Beans make the easiest side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between! It just requires a few ingredients, is very food allergy-friendly, and easily customizable.

Prosciutto green beans food allergy and sensitivities notes:

Generally, in terms of food allergies and sensitivities, this is a fairly benign dish. Basically, if you’re not allergic or sensitive to prosciutto or green beans themselves, you’re good! Things to watch out for:

  • Make sure the prosciutto you buy doesn’t have any additives that may be related to gluten, dairy, or anything else you avoid.
  • If olive oil doesn’t work for you, just substitute any other oil, or even butter or ghee.
  • Even if green beans don’t work for you, Brussels sprouts would be a great sub! I would likely add a couple extra minutes of cooking time to ensure the Brussels sprouts are tender.
  • While I personally LOVE the prosciutto in here, you truly could sub any kind of bacon/ turkey bacon, or even a veggie bacon (like coconut bacon or eggplant bacon).

How to use prosciutto green bean leftovers in new ways:

Oh yeah, and bonus? Simple sides like these prosciutto green beans are make excellent leftovers. Because they have such simple ingredients, they’re easy to add into other dishes. Some of our favorites? Tossed into casseroles, stir fries, or mixed into pasta dishes. Here we enjoyed leftover prosciutto greens beans with lentil pasta, wilted spinach, dried basil, and olive oil.

Prosciutto Green Beans make the easiest side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between! It just requires a few ingredients, is very food allergy-friendly, and easily customizable.

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Prosciutto Green Beans make the easiest side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between! It just requires a few ingredients, is very food allergy-friendly, and easily customizable.

Prosciutto Green Beans

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 47 kcal

Prosciutto green beans make the easiest elegant side dish for holidays or any special meal. They require just a few food allergy-friendly ingredients.

free from: gluten, soy, dairy, egg, shellfish, fish, peanuts, tree nuts

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Ingredients

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 2 slices prosciutto diced
  • 1 lb green beans trimmed
  • freshly ground salt + pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Heat olive oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add diced prosciutto and saute 4-5 minutes, or until prosciutto is crispy.

  2. Add trimmed green beans, stir, and cover. Cook 7-10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until green beans are slightly tender. Note: may take a little longer cooking time if you prefer your green beans very soft.

  3. Season with freshly ground salt and pepper to taste and serve.

Recipe Notes

Exact nutrition information may vary based on brand prosciutto used and if any other optional add-ins are added (i.e. caramelized onions).

Nutrition Facts
Prosciutto Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (0 g)
Calories 47 Calories from Fat 18
% Daily Value*
Fat 2g3%
Saturated Fat 0g0%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 22mg1%
Potassium 159mg5%
Carbohydrates 5g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 520IU10%
Vitamin C 9.2mg11%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Prosciutto Green Beans make the easiest side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between! It just requires a few ingredients, is very food allergy-friendly, and easily customizable.Prosciutto Green Beans make the easiest side dish for Thanksgiving, Christmas, and everything in between! It just requires a few ingredients, is very food allergy-friendly, and easily customizable.

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