Cheesy Pancetta Green Beans

Cheesy Pancetta Green Beans

These cheesy pancetta green beans are delicious, quick and easy for a weeknight meal. 

 
Overhead view of cheesy green beans
 

Better yet, serve them on your holiday table!

If you are not a fan of a traditional green bean casserole, then this is the recipe for you!

These green beans are topped with salty pancetta, fresh garlic and a blend of Italian cheeses and roasted until tender.

In fact, they’re kid and parent approved.
 
So, put away the canned soup and frozen beans!  
 
This side dish promises to replace that old standby on any holiday table.
 
And as an added bonus, it’s low-carb and keto friendly. Did I also mention they are gluten free!
 
Overhead view of raw green beans
 
 
In my household, my kids love green beans and we eat them pretty regularly. It’s one of those green vegetables I can sell. 
 
I typically like to steam or roast them for a few minutes until they are just tender with a bit of snap.
 
And if I add melted cheese and salty Italian bacon, no one can say NO to this veggie.
 
 
Olive oil being drizzled over green beans
 
 

How to roast green beans

 
Roasting green beans is pretty simple and only takes about 25 to 30 minutes in a hot oven. 
 
First, snap the ends off the beans and place them in a bowl. Next, add in the olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.
 
Arrange the beans on a baking sheet and sprinkle with cheeses and pancetta bacon.
 
Finally, roast them in a hot oven until the beans have softened, the cheese has melted and the pancetta has turned crispy.
 
It takes about 30 minutes, which is the amount of time needed for the pancetta to get crispy. 
 
 
Overhead view of green beans with cheese
 

Cheesy pancetta green beans ingredients:

 

Green beans. Purchase fresh green beans in bulk from your produce department or grab a prepackaged bag. 
 
Pancetta. The deli department is a good place to find cubetti di pancetta, which is simply Italian bacon cut into cubes. You’ll need one package.
 
Cheese. Stick with fresh grated Parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella for this recipe. I find it’s easier to manage than fresh mozzarella. 
 
Garlic. Fresh or jarred garlic adds the perfect flavor that is accentuated during the roasting process.
 
Olive oil. Extra-virgin olive oil is what I always use to coat before roasting vegetables. Grab the bottle from your pantry!
 
 
closeup view of cheesy green beans
 
 

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closeup view of cheesy green beans
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Cheesy Pancetta Green Beans

These cheesy pancetta green beans are delicious, quick and easy for a weeknight meal.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cheesy Pancetta Green Beans
Servings: 6
Author: Ali Randall

Ingredients

  • 1 pound green beans snipped
  • 1/4 cup of olive oil
  • 4 ounces pancetta diced and cubes
  • 1 1/2 cups mozzarella cheese
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • Kosher salt and pepper

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 425°F. Prepare a baking sheet with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray.
  • Mix together the green beans, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper in a medium sized bowl.
  • Arrange the green beans on the baking tray. Sprinkle the Parmesan and mozzarella cheeses over the green beans. Top with the pancetta.
  • Bake the green beans for approximately 20 to 30 minutes until the cheese has melted and the pancetta has crisped.

 

 

Cheesy Pancetta Green Beans | Dress up plain green beans with mozzarella cheese and salty pancetta. Delicious for dinner or any holiday.

 

 

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