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

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2009


Recipe Summary

20 mins


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

163 calories; protein 6g 12% DV; carbohydrates 10.4g 3% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 4.2g 17% DV; sugars 2g; fat 12.1g 19% DV; saturated fat 3.1g 15% DV; cholesterol 8.4mg 3% DV; vitamin a iu 860.9IU 17% DV; vitamin c 10.9mg 18% DV; folate 50.2mcg 13% DV; calcium 117.9mg 12% DV; iron 1mg 6% DV; magnesium 38.1mg 14% DV; potassium 235.3mg 7% DV; sodium 274.3mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

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  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 0
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Rating: 5 stars
Great! I actually had several friends over for dinner. Even my veggie hating friend actually tried it and loved it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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 Read More
Rating: 5 stars
So simple and so wonderful. We prefer to saute the beans in a bit of olive oil. Use a nice creamy blue cheese. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
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 walnuts...it'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! Read More