A Green Bean Casserole Alternative

As thoughts turn to the Thanksgiving menu, hop on over to my guest post on the Napa Farmhouse 1885 blog to chime in on one of the great questions of our time …. does anyone actually like green bean casserole?

And enjoy my alternative recipe, Green Bean Almondine with Blue Cheese.

Recipe: Green Beans Almondine with Blue Cheese


  • 2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1 large shallot, thinly sliced
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • zest of one lemon
  • 2-4 oz. crumbled blue cheese (I used Bayley Hazen Blue of Jasper Hill Farms, VT)

Instructions: Bring pot of water to a boil. Meanwhile, heat sauté pan over medium heat and toast almonds until just turning golden, about 3-4 minutes. Remove from pan and reduce heat to low. Melt butter in pan, then add shallot and cook, stirring once or twice, until shallots are golden brown, about 5-6 minutes. Remove from heat. Add a pinch of salt to boiling water and blanch green beans for 4 minutes, then drain, rinse with cold water and add to pan with shallots. Add almonds and lemon zest and toss gently. Top with blue cheese and serve. If you make this ahead of time, reheat in oven just before serving, then top with blue cheese immediately upon removing from oven. Makes 8 servings. Enjoy!

Be sure to take a peak in Diane’s wonderful shop, whose tagline is “live a green life of style.” With recycled, repurposed home goods, jewelry, and even organic dog treats, you’re sure to find something for someone on your Christmas list.

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15 Responses to “A Green Bean Casserole Alternative”

  1. napa farmhouse 1885

    once again, thank you so much for guest blogging on my site…i loved the story..but i really can’t wait to try your green beans… just cannot wait till thanksgiving..i am going to make them sunday!


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