Green Beans Almondine

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 recipe

Green Beans Almondine

Yield: serves 4

Green Beans Almondine - recipes from friends are the best, and this one is a keeper. Bacon, green beans, mushrooms, onions, all play so nicely together. Top with shaved Parmesan and fall in love.

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.
Nutrition Information:

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 0Total Fat: 0g

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  1. corey

    These were soooo good!

    1. bakedbree

      yum. yum. yum. Want to come over and make them again?

  2. Stephanie

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

    1. bakedbree

      Let me know how they turn out.

  3. alicia

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Alicia!

  4. Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen)

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Shaved parm is so much better. I love it. And I love these green beans. They were so good.

  5. Jenn C.

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      My pleasure. I am sure that your guests will love this. Good luck hosting your first Thanksgiving!!

      1. Jenn C.

        Thanks! I don’t have the most adventurous crowd coming over, but I hope they’ll try it. I know my husband will love them though!

        1. bakedbree

          It has bacon, everyone loves bacon!

  6. Tanya

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Thank you Tanya!

  7. Jamie

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      thank you Jamie!

  8. A Little Yumminess

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Awesome! Let me know how it goes.

  9. Kelley Epstein

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

    1. bakedbree

      they are! You will not be sorry.

  10. Liz

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      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

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      you are sweet. you will not be sorry, these are my favorite!

  12. Jamie

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      I want brisket. I love brisket. Jealous!!

  13. Nicole

    When does the garlic go in?

    1. bakedbree

      With the onions.

  14. Momma McCall

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

    1. bakedbree

      Great! I’ll check it out.

  15. debbie

    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.

    1. bakedbree

      pancetta would be delicious as well. hope that you liked it.

  16. christine

    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 ; )

    1. bakedbree

      they will thank you for it, just don’t tell them beforehand.

  17. Lisa

    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?

    1. bakedbree

      I wash them, trim them, and wrap them in paper towels and put them in a ziploc bag until I need them.

  18. Pino

    Questions:
    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!

    1. bakedbree

      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

    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!!

    1. bakedbree

      Sure, make as much as you can ahead of time.

  20. Lindsey

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      Me either, I love this side dish.

  21. kate @ pomelo sunshine

    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!

    1. bakedbree

      you are welcome, I love this green bean side dish.

  22. Ramon Coleman

    One pound of beans serves how many people?

    1. bakedbree

      4-6?

  23. Jen

    These were fantastic. Even my kids gobbled them up!

    1. bakedbree

      Aren’t they? I love this recipe. And it came from a good friend, which makes me love it even more.

  24. Kathy Platt

    Is the bacon crumbled on top, or kept in pan with onions and mushrooms?

    1. bakedbree

      I do it in the pan, but you can do it either way.

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