Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

Blue Cheese-Walnut Green Beans

8 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009

Tender-crisp green beans tossed with creamy blue cheese and topped with toasted walnuts pair well with grilled steak or chicken.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • ⅓ cup crumbled blue cheese
  • ⅓ cup toasted chopped walnuts , (see Tip)


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  1. Bring green beans and water to a boil in a large skillet. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover and cook until the beans are just tender, 3 minutes. Uncover and continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until the water has evaporated, 3 to 4 minutes more.
  2. Add oil, salt and pepper to the pan and cook, stirring, 1 minute more. Transfer the beans to a large bowl and toss with blue cheese until well coated. Sprinkle each serving with walnuts.
  • Tip: To toast chopped or sliced nuts, stir constantly in a small dry skillet over medium-low heat until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: about 1 cup
  • Per serving: 163 calories; 12 g fat(3 g sat); 4 g fiber; 10 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 50 mcg folate; 8 mg cholesterol; 2 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 861 IU vitamin A; 11 mg vitamin C; 118 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 274 mg sodium; 235 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 vegetable, ½ high-fat meat, 2 fat

Reviews 8

June 18, 2013
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By: delnpb
Great! I actually had several friends over for dinner. Even my veggie hating friend actually tried it and loved it.
August 07, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
Delicious recipe This is a great recipe for green beans. I cooked the beans longer as we prefer our beans not so crisp. Pros: Very tasty, easy to prepare Cons: Cooking time needs to be longer
February 12, 2012
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By: dutrolr
Fantastic flavor I have made this dish numerous times and we are not tired of it all. The sharpness of the cheese is so perfect with the toasted walnuts. Delightful!! Pros: so simple to make Cons: None
September 12, 2011
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By: celticturtle01
Fresh and delicious, with flair! The fresh beans retained a bit of their firmness, and mixed with the soft, tasty Bleu cheese and crunchy toasted's the perfect blend to satisfy! Delicious. Pros: just enough bleu cheese to give amazing flavor...walnuts add a crunch Cons: SO DELICIOUS I just wanted to keep eating them!
August 29, 2011
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By: cjblake
Yum! Added some quartered sugary tomatoes from the garden and used pecans instead. Definitely a keeper. Something else to do with the plethora of green beans and tomatoes!
January 16, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
I used frozen green beans in a steamer bag and steamed them two minutes less than directed. After draining the beans I heated them in a sauce pan on the stove. I added the cheese to the beans in the pan so it melted. I will definitely be making these for guests. They are really good!
September 30, 2009
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By: Sue Sullivan
I give these 5 stars for taste and 4 stars for the recipe. It took quite a bit longer to cook the green beans than what was described. But once they were done, they were delicious!
September 16, 2009
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By: jordanhorowitz
So simple and so wonderful. We prefer to saute the beans in a bit of olive oil. Use a nice creamy blue cheese.
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