Green Bean Bundles- Tender green beans with a hint of butter and garlic are wrapped in prosciutto and oven baked. Only a few minutes of hands on time needed. These delicious and savory bundles are Keto, Low Carb, Paleo, and Clean Eating.
Sometimes it’s all about the presentation! They look fancy and make a great Thanksgiving side dish but the best part of this green bean bundles recipe is that it’s SO simple you can whip them up any day of the week and anytime of the year. You can even assemble them ahead of time and pop them in the oven a few minutes before you’re ready to eat.
INGREDIENTS YOU’LL NEED:
- Green Beans (preferably French Green Beans aka Haricots Vert)
- Prosciutto ( 6 slices- cut in half lengthwise)
- Salt & Pepper
- Butter (or olive oil)
- Garlic powder
- Cayenne Pepper (optional)
- Toasted Almonds, crushed or sliced (optional)
WHAT ARE THE BEST TYPE OF GREEN BEANS TO USE FOR GREEN BEAN BUNDLES?
For this Green Bean Bundles recipe you’ll want to use fresh green beans (vs. frozen or canned) . Thinner beans like French Cut Green Beans work the best. You’ll want to select beans that are pretty uniform in size. If you can’t find French Cut Green Beans look or the thinnest regular green beans you can find.
TIP- Time Saver
Look for pre-packaged French Green Beans (sometimes called Haricots Vert) in your grocers refrigerated produce section. These usually don’t need to be trimmed and are very even in size. I’ve been able to find them easily at my local grocery stores as well as Trader Joe’s.
HOW TO MAKE GREEN BEAN BUNDLES
- Blanch green beans in boiling water until crisp tender (5-7 minutes).
- Coat green beans with a mixture of melted butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper and a pinch of cayenne (optional) if you like a little heat.
- Wrap 12-15 beans with a slice of prosciutto to form bundles and bake at 450F for 5-7 minutes until beans are warm and prosciutto edges have browned. Serve immediately. Garnish with toasted almonds (crushed or sliced).
CAN GREEN BEAN BUNDLES BE MADE AHEAD OF TIME?
Yes, you can easily blanch the green beans and assemble the bundles ahead of time. I recommend storing them covered in the refrigerator and cooking them just before serving.
GREEN BEAN BUNDLES ARE GREAT SERVED WITH:
- Steak, Prime Rib, Grilled meats, BBQ, Turkey
- Chicken (like this Whole Roasted Chicken)
- Ham or Pork Loin
- Salmon (like this Easy Honey Baked Salmon)
- As a Thanksgiving side dish
- And so much more!
MORE EASY THANKSGIVING SIDE DISHES YOU MIGHT ENJOY:
- Easy Roasted Winter Vegetables
- Two Cheese Scalloped Potato Stacks (with alternating layers of potatoes and sweet potatoes)
- Mashed Cauliflower Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives
- Stuffing Biscuits
- Sausage Stuffed Delicata Squash
Green Bean Bundles
- 1 ½ lbs. fresh green beans preferably French Green Beans*
- 3 Tbsp butter melted (or olive oil)
- ½ tsp garlic powder
- ½ tsp salt
- ½ tsp black pepper
- ¼ tsp cayenne powder optional
- 6 slices prosciutto cut in half lengthwise
- Toasted almonds crushed or sliced(optional garnish)
- Preheat oven to 450F.
- Wash and trim green beans. Skip this step if using packaged French Cut Green Beans (haricots verts)
- Blanch the beans- bring a large pot of water to a boil over medium-high heat. Add green beans, and cook until crisp tender, about 4-5 minutes (this may take a 1-2 min. longer if using thicker beans vs. French Cut Green Beans)
- While beans are cooking fill a large bowl with ice water. Drain beans, and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process. Drain beans, and blot dry with paper towels. Set aside.
- Whisk together melted butter, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and cayenne powder in a large bowl. Add beans and toss to coat.
- Gather beans into 12 bundles of approx. 12-15 beans each. Lay out 1 piece of prosciutto (which has been cut in half lengthwise) on a cutting board or other flat surface. Place one bundle of beans at end of prosciutto piece and roll up lengthwise. Place bundle, seam side down, on a baking sheet. Repeat with remaining prosciutto slices.
- Bake at 450F until beans are warmed and prosciutto slices begin to brown, approx. 5-7 minutes. Serve immediately. Garnish with toasted almonds, if desired.