Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Pine Nuts

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Pine Nuts is a quick, simple and healthy way to serve beans a little bit more upscale.

Green beans with Caramelized Shallots and Pine Nuts

This makes a great alternative to serving green bean casserole if you are looking for something a little more upscale. but still quick and simple! You can cook the beans ahead of time and just reheat them with the sauce cooked at the end.



  • 12 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped shallot
  • 2 tbsp. butter
  • 1 tsp. thyme leaves
  • 2 ounces dry white wine
  • 1 tsp. garlic paste
  • 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
  • salt and pepper


  1. Cook green beans in boiling salted water for 8 minutes, then drain and plunge into ice water to stop cooking; drain when cool.
  2. Heat butter in a nonstick skillet and saute shallots until they begin to caramelize.
  3. Stir in the wine, garlic and thyme and cook until wine dissipates.
  4. Toss shallots with green beans and pine nuts; season to taste with salt and pepper.

Serves 2-4

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