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Green Beans with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts

Green Beans with Bacon, Blue Cheese, and Walnuts

Kick up your dinner sides with these green beans with bacon, blue cheese and walnuts. This combo of great flavors is a great addition to your dinner
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword green beans, green beans bacon, chesse and nuts, green beans with bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 322kcal


  • 12 oz fresh green beans
  • 2 TBSP balsamic vinegar
  • 2 TBSP olive oil
  • 3/4 TBSP Honey


  • 1/2 cup bacon
  • 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 TBSP sesame seed oil


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Mix together green beans, balsamic vinegar, honey and olive oil and lay out on a baking sheet and cook for 30 minutes
  • Half way through the green beans cooking add sesame seed oil to a pan over medium heat
  • Once at temperature add walnuts and cook for 3 minutes stirring the whole time.
  • Next add bacon and cook for another 3 minutes stirring the whole time.
  • Turn off burner and add blue cheese.  I suggest only adding half and then add the other half once off the burner.  
  • Take green beans out of the oven, plate and then top with the topping mixture



So blue cheese does melt fast believe it or not.  So you want to add this last and I even suggest adding only half to get melted and then the other half right before serving. Totally up to you.
If your making individual plates put a serving of green beans on each plate and top with the topping mix so it can keep that beautiful display.
If you have the extra time you can cook up some fresh bacon and chop it up, but if you want to make things easier buy some bacon crumbles
Pecans would be a great substitute here. You could even use some shaved or chopped almonds.
Or maybe blue cheese is too strong for you.  Think of a great crumble cheese such as feta.
Maybe you want to go the vegetarian route and totally omit the bacon.  The recipe still tastes great without using bacon


Serving: 1g | Calories: 322kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 213mg | Potassium: 288mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 570IU | Vitamin C: 8.6mg | Calcium: 119mg | Iron: 1.5mg