Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes & Crispy Parmesan

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Do you ever feel like Thanksgiving is basically just carbs on top of carbs on top of meat? I mean, don’t get me wrong . . . I think that’s kind of what we love about this meal so much. On no other day of the year will you find me eating meat with a side of potato, a different kind of potato, bread and even more bread. But my taste buds need and crave some fresh veggies and fruits to break up all of the carb-riffic action.

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These Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes & Crispy Parmesan are a welcome addition to my table, as the crunch of the green beans and the acidity of the tomatoes adds a nice balanced flavor on my plate. Oh, and don’t even think about forgetting the crispy Parmigiano Reggiano. These Parmesan cheese “fricos” (as they are usually called) couldn’t be an easier to make, but will make your guests think you are a gourmet chef.

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes & Crispy Parmesan - A simple but fancy-looking side dish for any special meal. | foxeslovelemons.com

Parmigiano Reggiano is exclusively from Italy and contains only 3 ingredients: milk, salt and rennet. It never has additives of any kind, BUT you do need to make sure you are buying authentic Parmigiano Reggiano and not an imposter. How to do this? Depending on how the wheel is cut, pre-cut chunks of Parmigiano Reggiano will often have pinhole dots on the rind, but you’ll want to ask your cheesemonger to be sure you’re getting the the real deal.

For more information about Parmigiano Reggiano, please visit Parmesan.com or follow them on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes & Crispy Parmesan

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1 package (10.5 ounces) grape tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup water
  • Pinch of kosher salt and ground black pepper

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line rimmed baking pan with parchment paper. Drop cheese by tablespoonful onto prepared pan, 3 inches apart. Gently tap down mounds of cheese to spread slightly. Transfer to oven and bake 9 minutes or until crisp. Transfer pan to cooling rack to cool completely.
  2. Meanwhile, in large high-sided skillet, heat butter over medium heat. Add garlic and cook 1 minute, stirring constantly. Add green beans, tomatoes, water, salt and pepper.  Increase heat to medium-high and cook 6 to 8 minutes or until beans are tender-crisp and tomatoes begin to burst. Transfer mixture to serving dish and top with slightly crumbled Parmesan crisps.

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Disclosure: This was a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Parmigiano Reggiano. Sponsored posts help me pay for the costs associated with this blog (groceries…lots of groceries), and help support me as I pursue a career in recipe development and food photography. All opinions are 100% my own.

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