Saturday, March 31, 2012

Green Beans with Prosciutto

This is a fast and easy side dish just dressed up enough for company.

Serves 6 at only 66 calories a delicious and healthy serving! Find the nutrition facts at Calorie Count.

Green Beans with Prosciutto


2 oz prosciutto, cut in to strips
1 t olive oil
½ C onion, chopped
8 oz mushrooms, sliced
1 lb green beans, fresh, trimmed, leave whole or cut in half as you prefer, about 3 cups (you can use frozen if you like, but avoid canned)
fresh ground black pepper to taste


Heat a large, non-stick skillet over medium-high heat and add prosciutto. Cook about three minutes or til crisp. Remove and cool, crumble, and set aside.

Add 1 t olive oil, onion, and mushrooms to skillet. Saut̩ over medium heat, stirring frequently, about 4-5 minutes or til onions are translucent and mushrooms are tender Рyou may need to add a bit more oil.

Add the green beans and sauté for about 6-8 minutes or til the green beans are crisp-tender. They should be fork-tender but still maintain a slightly crisp bite. Do not over cook.

Return the prosciutto to the pan with the beans, onions, and mushrooms, season with a dash of ground black pepper and toss. Serve immediately. You can always add a bit of oregano or garlic if you like, but I think it's perfect as is.

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