Green Beans and Pearl Onions

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 18 mins

Beats the frozen stuff!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 10 ounces white pearl onions, peeled
  • 34 lb green beans (fresh, frozen or canned)
  • 12 tablespoon summer savory
  • 1 fluid ounce olive oil
  • crumbled cooked bacon (optional) or diced ham (optional)


  1. If you are using fresh green beans, boil them 5 to 8 minutes or until they are tender.
  2. Sauté the pearl onions in the olive oil until they are translucent.
  3. Add the green beans (with ends removed) and summer savory and cook over low heat until heated through.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper, add some unsalted butter if desired and serve hot.
  5. Make it even yummier and heartier by throwing in some crumbled bacon or small diced ham.
  6. For a Vegan/Vegetarian version omit the optional bacon and ham or use Vegetarian bacon or Vegetarian ham.


Most Helpful

These were great. I did opt for some butter, but left out the bacon... next time I'll add in some veggie bacon b/c I am sure that will make them even better!

kellymbrown February 04, 2008

A delicious fix for frozen vegetables. Both the beans and pearl onions were frozen. I cooked them in the microwave for 1/2 the recommended time then added to the pan with a touch of olive oil and completed the cooking process. Finely diced Canadian bacon was used for the diced ham.

PaulaG December 27, 2006

Yummy is right! Used everything fresh from the garden and a bit of bacon instead of the olive oil and butter. Only change I'll make next time is to double it.

sugarpea September 05, 2003

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