Green Bean Bundles
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.
Servings: 12 servings
- 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.
* Best Type of Green Beans to Use- You’ll want to use fresh green beans (vs. frozen or canned) for this recipe. Thinner beans like French Cut Green Beans work the best. You’ll want to select beans that are pretty uniform in size.
TIP- Time Saver Look for pre-packaged French Green Beans (sometimes called Haricots Vert) in your grocers 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.
Make Ahead/Assemble Bundles Ahead of Time- you can easily blanch the green beans and assemble the bundles ahead of time. I recommend storing the assembled bundles in the refrigerator and cooking them just before serving.
Serving: 1bundle | Calories: 53kcal | Carbohydrates: 2.9g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 3.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.1g | Cholesterol: 11.1mg | Sodium: 122.1mg | Potassium: 0.9mg | Fiber: 1.1g | Sugar: 1.1g