Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

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A plate with Roasted Green Beans and Halibut

 

The making of Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

 

a pan of Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

 

Every year the garden is different.  And I’m hearing it from other backyard farmers all over the country … this year is a bad year for squash, and a great year for green beans.  My garden is no different.  Green beans galore.

I’m a big fan of green beans.  Kentucky Pole Beans to be exact.  I’ve grown many varieties, and while I love them all, I usually go back to Kentucky Pole Beans.  Prefer pole beans to bush beans too…

Not that you can’t make Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto with other beans, you can.  The timing shouldn’t be any different for a different bean.  Size will matter… it always does, so when cooking start checking them for doneness after about 15 minutes.  Mine were super fresh, and they still took 20 minutes, but they weren’t super small either.

The crispy prosciutto gives a nice crunch, the onions get a beautiful caramelization and the beans are tender, with just touches of roasted goodness.

Here’s how I made Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto …

I start with fresh beans, then I add a red onion, cut laterally into slices.

 

Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

 

Toss them with a little extra virgin olive oil, some salt, pepper, and the prosciutto, cut into a chiffonade which is a fancy cooking term meaning thinly sliced …

 

Roasted Green Beans with Proscuitto on pan

 

Pour them onto a foil covered cookie sheet. You don’t need to cover the pan with foil if you like hard cleanup; but I prefer an easy cleanup, so foil it is.  Bake for about 20 minutes in the lower third of a 400º oven (keep an eye on them after 15), stirring occasionally

and …

 

Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

 

Voila!

 

I served this with Pan Seared Halibut with Fresh Tomato Sauce for a delicious, easy dinner. 

 

Roasted Green Beans with Prosciutto

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed but left whole
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced laterally
  • 2 ounces thinly sliced prosciutto, cut crosswise into thin strips (or more as desired)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Method

Step 1

Heat oven to 400º F. Toss the green beans, onions and prosciutto with the olive oil; season with salt and pepper; pour onto a rimmed cooking sheet. Roast in oven, stirring occasionally until the green beans are tender and lightly browned and the onions are caramelized; about 20 minutes. Serve hot or at room temperature.

As a variation, you could drizzle a little bit of a good balsamic vinegar on them


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Nutritional Info

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  • Calories
    253
  • Protein
    6g
  • Carbohydrate
    11g
  • Dietary Fiber
    4g
  • Cholesterol
    10mg
  • Sodium
    656mg
  • Fat
    22g (3g Sat, 15g Mono, 2g Poly

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