I happen to love fresh green beans. (My favorite is how my Grandma makes them) BUT I wanted to try some new recipes with them. Here are 2 recipes!

Green Beans with Parmigiano Reggiano

(taken from www.relish.com)


♦ 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

♦ 1 pound green beans, trimmed and left whole or cut diagonally in half (4 cups)

♦ 2 tablespoons grated or shredded Parmigiano Reggianp

♦ 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt

♦ 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans, cover and cook until tender, about 10 minutes. Stir occassionally and reduce heat if beans are browning too quickly.

2. Sprinkle with Parmigiano Reggiano, salt and pepper and cook, stirring gently, until cheese is browned, about 3 minutes. Serves 4.


Green Bean Spaghetti Carbonara

(Taken from EveryDay with Rachael Ray Magazine)


♦ 1 lb. Spaghetti

♦ 3/4 lb green beans, cut into bite-size pieces

♦ 1/2 lb. bacon, chopped

♦ 1 medium onion, finely chopped

♦ 2 eggs

♦ 1 cup grated parmesan cheese

♦ salt and pepper

1.) Cook pasta according to package directions, adding beans halfway through cooking time; drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking water.

2.) Brown bacon in large skillet over medium heat.

3.) Add onion and soften; deglaze with reserved cooking water.

4.) Whisk eggs with cheese.

5.) Off heat, add pasta, beans, eggs and cheese to skillet and toss; season with salt and pepper. Serves 4 (at least!)