Green Beans With Pancetta & Toasted Almonds

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins

A new take on an old classic. The pancetta adds a nice smokiness, but is not overpowering and greasy.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a medium pot with steamer insert, bring a few inches of water to a boil.
  2. In a large skillet, toast the almonds until golden brown. Remove from pan and set aside.
  3. Add the beans to the steamer insert. Steam until bright green, but still slightly crisp. About 5 minutes.
  4. In the large skillet, melt the butter and add the pancetta. Cook on medium until the pancetta just starts to crisp.
  5. Add the beans to the skillet and toss to coat. Continue cooking until the beans are done, about 3 minutes.
  6. Serve the beans with the toasted almonds on top. Season to taste with salt & pepper.


Most Helpful

This was delicious. Served this at a dinner party over the weekend and my guests raved about it. Thank you for posting. I prepared this recipe exactly as posted.

winnipeggirl58 December 08, 2008

simple and full of mouth feel..texture combo and taste are great.

Chefstuart March 21, 2008

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