Green Beans with Pancetta and Shallots

This turned out to be a wonderful side dish. I picked up some fresh green beans at the store and thought they would taste really good cooked with pancetta and a little shallot. The green beans were perfectly cooked yet still crisp and the pancetta was a bit salty. My son ate two servings of these beauties – can’t beat that. Simple ingredients, easy to make and so delicious.

  • 1 large handful of green beans, ends trimmed and cleaned
  • 1 small shallot, sliced thinly
  • 2 tbsp pancetta, diced finely
  • Sea salt and fresh cracked pepper

Heat a skillet over medium heat. Once hot add pancetta and shallots and cook for 1-2 minutes. Add the green beans. Cover with a lid and sauté and steam for 2-3 minutes or until the green beans are crisp but cooked. Serve and enjoy.

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22 Responses to “Green Beans with Pancetta and Shallots”

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    Emily — September 9, 2008 @ 5:28 am

    What a way to make green beans more appealing (they are honestly the one veggie that I stuggle with, its the texture) This sounds really good! Your photos always look terrific too!

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    Lisa — September 9, 2008 @ 5:54 am

    I love green beans. They have always been one of my very favorite vegetables. And this sounds like a great way to prepare them – simple yet flavorful and tender crisp. Yum!

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    recipes2share — September 9, 2008 @ 6:32 am

    How lovely & very continental! – I love them served this way & also makes a great cold salad dish.

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    mikky — September 9, 2008 @ 6:50 am

    great idea for side dish…. :)

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    Michele — September 9, 2008 @ 12:02 pm

    Your green beans look so colorful and fresh….great dish! I make something close with bacon and onions, but I fry the green beans until they are browned in the bacon grease. Your version looks much better…I will have to try them!

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    Adam — September 9, 2008 @ 1:40 pm

    Great idea Pam. You’re so right about how tasty and easy it is. Is it green bean season still? I should get on this :)

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    Katherine Aucoin — September 9, 2008 @ 2:18 pm

    Your green beans are picture perfect. Pancetta is nice touch instead of bacon. A wonderful side.

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    Meg — September 9, 2008 @ 2:59 pm

    I have been looking for a way to liven up my green beans! YUM!

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    Marjie — September 9, 2008 @ 3:16 pm

    Green beans with additions are awesome! And so pretty!

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    Maria — September 9, 2008 @ 3:37 pm

    I love snapping fresh green beans!! What a great way to jazz them up!

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    Usha — September 9, 2008 @ 3:40 pm

    This is so simple and delicious:) Perfect side dish !

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    Prudy — September 9, 2008 @ 5:57 pm

    I love bacon with my green beans. Onions too. They look just lovely and a great use of an in season veggie.

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    Natasha — September 9, 2008 @ 6:31 pm

    Oh, this sounds very tasty! I think I’d add a bit of garlic and lemon juice as well.

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    Grace — September 9, 2008 @ 6:37 pm

    good ol’ green beans. are those from your garden? they look wonderfully fresh and crispy! :)

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    Cheryl — September 9, 2008 @ 7:23 pm

    Those look amazing, cant wait to try that recipe!

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    Nate-n-Annie — September 9, 2008 @ 7:50 pm

    Pretty dish.

    Next time, try it with some chopped walnuts.

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    ~Priscilla~ — September 9, 2008 @ 8:17 pm

    i LOVE grean beans with eggs. this looks yummy too!

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    Paula — September 9, 2008 @ 8:38 pm

    ooh, I love your litle ingredient bowls as well as that serving bowl! This recipes sounds delicious, and I’m all for anything that has a kid’s approval! Another terrific recipe from your kitchen!

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    skinnymum — September 9, 2008 @ 10:34 pm

    Awesome pictures, simplicity at it’s best…..I am on the look-out for easy doable recipes by my standards, thanks for sharing!

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    Jan — September 9, 2008 @ 11:13 pm

    I like green beans as long as they are not over cooked, these look and sound perfect. I like your additions too.

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    Lisa — September 10, 2008 @ 1:25 am

    These look great! I just picked up a nice bag of fresh beans today.

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    hot garlic — September 10, 2008 @ 12:56 pm

    We were almost on the same wave-length there! Yours look good too!

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