Green Beans with Pancetta and Breadcrumbs

Dress up your everyday green beans with pancetta, breadcrumbs, and fresh sage.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 15 minutesDifficulty: Medium

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 oz. pancetta, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh sage
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup coarse breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans to pot, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain green beans and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook until crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer pancetta to a paper towel to blot excess oil.
  • Add garlic, sage, ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper, and breadcrumbs to the pan with the pancetta drippings and olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the breadcrumbs start to brown. Add crisped pancetta and lemon zest to the pan. Sprinkle over the hot green beans and season with remaining salt. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. green beans, trimmed
  • 2 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 oz. pancetta, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 tsp. minced fresh sage
  • ½ tsp. salt, divided
  • ¼ tsp. ground black pepper
  • ½ cup coarse breadcrumbs
  • 1 tsp. grated lemon zest

Directions

  • Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans to pot, reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until tender-crisp, about 4 minutes. Drain green beans and set aside.
  • Heat olive oil to a large pan over medium-high heat. Add pancetta and cook until crisp, about 3 minutes. Transfer pancetta to a paper towel to blot excess oil.
  • Add garlic, sage, ¼ teaspoon salt, pepper, and breadcrumbs to the pan with the pancetta drippings and olive oil. Cook for 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until the breadcrumbs start to brown. Add crisped pancetta and lemon zest to the pan. Sprinkle over the hot green beans and season with remaining salt. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories140
Total Fat9g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol5mg
Sodium280mg
Total Carbohydrate13g
Dietary Fiber4g
Sugars5g
Protein4g