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Creamy Garlic Parmesan Green Beans

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Tender green beans cooked with bacon, onion, and garlic in a creamy Parmesan sauce. This decadent side dish feels very fancy and indulgent, but it's simple to prepare.

Tender green beans cooked with bacon, onion, and garlic in a creamy Parmesan sauce. This decadent side dish feels very fancy and indulgent, but it's simple to prepare.

Yield 6 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped
  • ¼ cup diced onion
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¼ cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 1 cup shredded Parmesan
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon to a large, deep skillet over medium heat and fry, stirring often, until bacon is crispy. Remove bacon with a slotted spoon to a paper towel lined plate to drain.
  2. Drain all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the skillet.
  3. Add the onion to the skillet and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.
  4. Stir in the green beans and garlic and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often.
  5. Add the chicken stock to the pan and cover the pan. Cook over low heat for 5 minutes or until beans are tender crisp.
  6. Remove the lid from the pan and add the heavy cream, Parmesan, and salt to the pan. Stir well to combine. 
  7. Let cook, stirring often, until the sauce has thickened and the cheese has melted, about 3 minutes.
  8. Stir the bacon back into the pot and sprinkle with red pepper flakes before serving.

Notes

You may leave out the red pepper flakes, if preferred.

Nutrition Information:

Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 62mgSodium: 738mgCarbohydrates: 9gNet Carbohydrates: 7gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 11g

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