Pancetta Green Beans

I was very excited about this week’s selection for French Fridays with Dorie. We love green beans and welcome different ways of preparing them. I decided to make them as part of a Valentine’s Day dinner. I served them along side  Chard-Stuffed Pork Roast, also from Around My French Table. Both the pork and the green beans were delicious!

The beans couldn’t have been easier to make. Start by cooking them in boiling salted water until crisp-tender. Cool in cold water and drain.  The beans can be cooked up to this point and refrigerated until ready to cook.   The pancetta is finely chopped and sauteed until crisp, then removed from the pan.  The green beans are then sauteed in some of the leftover pancetta fat until heated through. Add the pancetta and serve!

We loved this! I really enjoyed the subtle bacon taste from the pancetta. My husband liked these so much he is considering requesting them for his birthday dinner next week.

If you’d like to make these delicious green beans, you can find the recipe in Dorie Greenspan’s book Around My French Table.



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8 responses to “Pancetta Green Beans

  1. So glad they were a hit! Love your photos! 🙂

  2. Im glad they were a hit!! I used bacon and seved them up for Valentines day..very nice dinner and everyone loved the beans!!

  3. The pork roast looks wonderful. These were a great side! Definitely a keeper.

  4. We loved them in our house as well and I served them with pork chops (mostly because I had to cook the pork chops…;) Your roast looks stunning and sounds like a great combo with the flavors of these beans. A keeper recipe for sure, I will be going back to try some nut variations and other ideas from the links.

  5. Your’s look beautiful. The pork roast looks so yummy and I love your table cloth. Looks like a delicious and festive dinner!

  6. Your beans took terrific! We loved this recipe too!!

  7. Teresa

    That looks like a great combination. I really want to make the chard-stuffed pork, but haven’t gotten ’round to it yet. Glad to hear it was a hit, too.

  8. Your pork roast looks perfect, Karen! I love your softly falling snow. 🙂

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