green beans almondine recipeA few weeks ago, we went to our friend’s Tone and Kaitlyn’s house for dinner.  This was a big deal for two reasons.  1.  No one ever invites us over for dinner.  2.  We were celebrating Tone’s new toy. His 30th birthday present to himself, the Big Green Egg.  Tone made this delicious smoked turkey and he also made this little green bean number that I thought about for days afterward.  He told me that it was something that his mom (Hi Teresa!) always made for them.  I asked him for the recipe and we left and I didn’t really give it much thought again.  Then I saw him a few days after that and he handed me a piece of paper with this glorious green bean recipe on it.  I knew that I had to make it for my Thanksgiving dinner this year.  I can assure you that it will make an appearance ever year from her on out.

I have a confession, I did make this for our early Thanksgiving, but I forgot to take a picture of it.  I made it again the other night and this is what we had for dinner.  The only thing.  I know that a lot of people have green bean casserole at their holiday dinners, and I do love a green bean casserole, but try this instead.  It has a lot of the same ingredients, but is a complete departure from what you are used to.  Now that I am thinking about it though, I bet that if I made a simple white sauce and tossed it in here and baked it with some Panko crumbs on top that it would be amazing.  I might just have to try that.  Like tomorrow.

When I made this for our Thanksgiving dinner, I did cook it right before I served it.  It goes against my rules, but I had everything prepped the day before and it was just a matter of cooking it.  I also think that you could make this earlier in the day and reheat it before you serve it.  Just wait until the last second to add the cheese.

green beans almondine recipe

green beans almondine recipe(how could I forget the garlic and almonds?  Oops.)

1 pound green beans, trimmed
6 slices bacon
2 cloves minced garlic
1 medium red onion, sliced
1 cup sliced mushrooms
1/2 cup sliced almonds
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

green beans almondine recipeIn a large saute pan, cover the green beans with water.  Boil for 5 or so minutes.  You still want them to have a little crunch.  Drain and set aside.

green beans almondine recipeIn the same pan, cook the bacon until crispy.  Drain most of the fat and add the onions and mushroom.

green beans almondine recipeCook the onions and mushrooms until soft.

green beans almondine recipeAdd the almonds, salt. pepper, and oregano.

green beans almondine recipeToss in the green beans and cook until heated through.  Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper as needed.

green beans almondine recipeTop with the shaved Parmesan.

Green Beans Almondine


  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 medium red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 cup shaved Parmesan cheese


  1. In a large saute pan, cover the green beans with water. Boil for 5 or so minutes. You still want them to have a little crunch. Drain and set aside.
  2. In the same pan, cook the bacon until crispy. Drain most of the fat and add the onions and mushroom.
  3. Cook the onions and mushrooms until soft.
  4. Add the almonds, salt. pepper, and oregano.
  5. Toss in the green beans and cook until heated through. Taste for seasoning and add more salt and pepper as needed.
  6. Top with the shaved Parmesan.

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53 Responses to Green Beans Almondine

  1. corey says:

    These were soooo good!

  2. Stephanie says:

    Oh my….these look delicious! Definitely going to try this.

  3. alicia says:

    Your pictures are gorgeous. I’m very particular about green beans, but I think I would love this dish – especially since you used nice thin green beans! and bacon.

  4. wow!!! This looks amazing! I have seen almonds and string beans before, but I am loving your addition of mushrooms, bacon and SHAVED parm…Shaved parmesan is just so much better than grated. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

  5. Jenn C. says:

    This looks so good! I’m hosting my first Thanksgiving this year and I think I need to add this dish. Last year we were supposed to go to my brother’s house for Thanksgiving and I was in charge of the green bean casserole. However, I came down with the flu and we all stayed home. So we decided to do our own 3 person Thanksgiving, but we only had stuff to make the GBC (recipe on the can of French’s onions). I made it and realized that I don’t like it, because it is pretty bland. I wanted to replace that boring recipe for something similar but yummy. This should work quite nicely. Thanks for sharing!

  6. Tanya says:

    These look fabulous. The one thing that is never set on my Thanksgiving menu is the vegatable side dish. I like to leave that open for new discoveries. Looks like I found this years! Thanks for sharing. Have a great day!

  7. Jamie says:

    I don’t even like green beans and those look amazing! I might have to give them a try. My husband LOVES fresh green beans. And bacon. So I’m sure these would be a hit.

  8. I am going to do a trial run this week but I am pretty sure this is going be what we make for our potluck! Yum!

  9. These look absolutely delicious. They just might make it to my Thanksgiving table this year! Thank you.

  10. Liz says:

    I am definitely making these for Thanksgiving. I see you used the Trader Joes green beans. Have you tried steaming them in the bag-in the microwave. I did it tonight for dinner and they were great. I steamed them and then sauteed with olive oil and salt and pepper. We fought over them.

    Any tips on making this ahead? I’m thinking prepare the onions, mushrooms, and bacon ahead and then add to freshly cooked beans.

    • bakedbree says:

      I have not, but I will. I was too lazy to snip my beans, usually I do it myself, but anything to make the big meal easier.

  11. Leela says:

    What a great looking recipe! I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and find myself constantly inspired by your tasty dishes. I’ll definitely be giving this one a try over Thanksgiving!

  12. Jamie says:

    I made this recipe tonight with a BBQ brisket and baked potatoes for some guests. They were a HUGE hit. Thanks so much for sharing your yummy recipe!

  13. Nicole says:

    When does the garlic go in?

  14. Momma McCall says:

    I made this for thanksgiving and it was great! I’m posting a link to it on my blog. Thanks so much!

  15. debbie says:

    This looks great. I am looking for an updated version of greenbeans almondine. Going to try it, but I think I am going to use pancetta instead of bacon to go with the parmesan cheese on top.

  16. christine says:

    oh my goodness!! I am making this. Inlaws will insist on having same ole’ green bean casserole but I am going to shake things up a bit..yum!! thanks you my dear are my kitchen idol ; )

  17. Lisa says:

    Hi, reading over your making ahead thanksgiving stuff and noted you “prepped green beans”. What would you do to prep? At what point do you stop?

  18. Pino says:

    1. How long approx. total to make (so can time with all the other T-giving dishes) and
    2. What do you mean by “Toss in the green beans and cook until heated through” toward the end of the recipe? (or: how long approx. in minutes?)

    I’m a rookie in the kitchen but busting out my moves with this dish for this Thanksgiving (2011) for a discerning crowd…thanks and good luck to me!

    • bakedbree says:

      Probably 30 minutes since you have to cook the bacon. To cook the green beans, (it depends on the size of the green bean) cook them for about 5 minutes. You want them to still have some crunch. Good luck!

  19. Traci says:

    I made this last year and it was a HUGE hit so I am making it again. YAY!!I was worried cuz I try to eat fresh whole foods as much as possible but we grew up on mushroom soup green bean casserole, so I wasn’t sure if my family could adjust. They did and I am making it again this year. I’m prepping the beans now and wondering if you think I could make the bacon ahead of time too? Maybe next year I can do even more the day before =o). Thx! You are still awesome!!

  20. Lindsey says:

    I cooked it for Thanksgiving this year and it was hit. No more green bean casserole for my family. In fact my boyfriend’s brother said it was possibly one of the best side dishes he’s ever had. Thank you for the recipe. It will become a tradition for many years to come. Cheers!

  21. I made these for Thanksgiving dinner and they were a huge hit, my family loved the non-traditional take on our standard plain ‘ol green beans. Thank you for the recipe!

  22. Ramon Coleman says:

    One pound of beans serves how many people?

  23. Jen says:

    These were fantastic. Even my kids gobbled them up!

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