Pecan, Bacon and Blue Cheese Green Beans

Bacon Pecan Blue Cheese Green Beans

This delicious green bean recipe was the perfect side dish for my Balsamic Rosemary Pork Loin. Even more irresistible when also paired with Twice Baked Rosemary Blue Cheese Mashed Potatoes!

Blue Cheese Pecan Crusted Green Beans

I’m pretty sure that adding bacon and blue cheese to green beans can make anyone a vegetable lover!

Blue Cheese Pecan Crusted Green Beans

These would also be a great side dish to serve with Coffee Crusted Tri Tip, Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Honey Glazed Pork Chops or Grilled Lemon Rosemary Basil Chicken.

Blue Cheese Pecan Green Beans Ingredients

Ingredients (serves 4-6)

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 1 cup candied pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Cooking Green Beans

Next, drain the beans and immediately place them in a bowl of ice water for 2-3 minutes.

Remove the beans from the ice water and set aside.  Cook the bacon slices in a large skillet until crisp.

Remove the slices of bacon and place on a paper towel. Add the green beans to the bacon drippings and cook for 2-3 minutes.

Then, crumble the bacon and add to the green beans with the blue cheese, chopped pecans, salt and pepper.

Bacon Pecan Green Beans

Serve with your favorite dinner!

Bacon Pecan Green Beans

The candied pecans give this dish a nice little sweetness that balances out the salty bacon and strong, creamy blue cheese!

Bacon Pecan Blue Cheese Green Beans

♣ Vegetarian Option: Omit the bacon to make this recipe vegetarian.

♦ Gluten Free Option: This recipe is gluten-free.

Pecan, Bacon and Blue Cheese Green Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Serving Size: 4-6

Pecan, Bacon and Blue Cheese Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 lb green beans
  • 3 slices bacon
  • 4 oz blue cheese
  • 1 cup candied pecans (chopped)
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Next, drain the beans and immediately place them in a bowl of ice water for 2-3 minutes.
  3. Remove the beans from the ice water and set aside. Cook the bacon slices in a large skillet until crisp.
  4. Remove the slices of bacon and place on a paper towel. Add the green beans to the bacon drippings and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  5. Then, crumble the bacon and add to the green beans with the blue cheese, chopped pecans, salt and pepper.
  6. Serve with your favorite dinner.
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