Tender Green Beans with Pancetta

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

I haven't tried this yet, but with spring coming and me ordering seeds, I start looking around for recipes I can use once the garden starts producing.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Bring pot of salted water to boil.
  2. Drop beans in boiling water and cook until crisp/tender (about 5-7 minutes).
  3. Drain and pat dry.
  4. In a large skillet, cook pancetta, garlic and red pepper until bacon is slightly crisp (about 5 minutes).
  5. Add beans and cook, stirring constantly, until beans are hot.
  6. Stir in salt and serve.


Most Helpful

This was a lovely change to our usual plain green beans! I love anything with pancetta in it so this is a winner for me. I went easy on the crushed red pepper as we don't like things too spicy and the flavour was lovely. Thanks very much.

Shuzbud August 18, 2009

Yummy! I made these as directed with the pancetta, but had to use some minced garlic because I was out of fresh garlic. Very good side dish. Thanks Kim. Made for Bevy Tag 2008.

lazyme July 28, 2008

Delightful recipe- DH and I loved this! I must confess, however to not having found pancetta in the market and using the pepper bacon I had on hand (my market sadly, was out). I also used a generous DASH of crushed red pepper as DH and I love things spicy. This is a winner for us that will be repeated in our house. Thank you Kim for posting an easy way to dress up the green beans!! YUM! **Made for Beverage Tag 2008**

Mommy Diva March 12, 2008

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