Green Beans with Blue Cheese

Green Beans with Blue Cheese


"My sister-in-law gave me this great, simple recipe. Green beans are sauteed in bacon fat, then tossed with toasted nuts and crumbled blue cheese. Very rich and quite fattening, but great for holidays!"


25 m servings 228 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 228 kcal
  • 11%
  • Fat:
  • 20.6 g
  • 32%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.1g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 5.9 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 282 mg
  • 11%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Place green beans in a saucepan with one inch of water in the bottom. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, and cook for 5 minutes, or until tender-crisp. Remove from heat, drain, and set aside.
  2. Heat the bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium heat. Add green beans, and toss to coat. Saute until the beans are heated through. Sprinkle with nuts and crumbled blue cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Tip
  • I steam the beans the night before and keep in the fridge until I'm ready to put the dish together.
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  1. 66 Ratings


I almost skipped this recipe because of the 80% fat and high calories, but I'm so glad I didn't. It was terrific even with adjustments which reduced the fat to 54% (still high) and the calories...

I used olive oil and feta cheese instead of bacon fat and blue cheese. Didn't measure, just browned some walnuts in the oil, threw in the steamed beans and heated through, added feta and served...

This is absolutely WONDERFUL! The second time we made it, we substituted Feta for Bleu cheese (or some of each), sauteed the beans in olive oil/garlic rather than bacon grease, and used pecans ...

This was great! Fried up a couple pieces turkey bacon, then tossed the green beans in the pan (only had a tbs. or so of drippings so it wasn't too greasy or fatty) and cut the bacon into small ...

This recipe was delicious!! I am not a big fan of green beans, but this was excellent. I added crumbled bacon on top! Thank You Kate!

This had a very sophisticated and elegant flavor...we really enjoyed the recipe.

Oh my gosh...these were absolutely delish! I would give it 10 stars if I could. It is amazing how such a simple recipe could have such depth of flavor. Great for a holiday or an elegant dinne...

The family really liked this. The only thing I did different was adding crumbled bacon instead of the toasted nuts. There were no leftovers and I will definitely make this again.

These were quite good. I did not have bacon drippings, so I used olive oil and added bacon bits. It turned just fine. Leftovers were good, too.