This variation of classic French green bean amandine includes roasted garlic and blue cheese for an extra kick.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line a baking dish with aluminum foil.

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  • Cut top 1/3 off garlic heads, exposing the cloves. Place garlic in the prepared baking dish cut side up. Pour olive oil over the garlic and season with salt. Fold up foil and seal to create a tight packet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until a paring knife inserts easily into the center of a garlic clove, about 1 hour; set aside to cool. Once cool, remove each garlic clove from the skin. Reserve remaining olive oil.

  • Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C).

  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil; add green beans and cook until bright green and nearly tender, 4 to 6 minutes. Drain beans and transfer to a large bowl of ice water to cool completely; drain well and set aside.

  • Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add almonds; cook and stir until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.

  • Toss green beans, roasted garlic and reserved olive oil, toasted almonds, and 1 tablespoon olive oil together in a large bowl; season with cayenne pepper, salt, and black pepper. Transfer to a shallow baking dish and top with blue cheese.7

  • Bake until cheese is melted and beans are fully tender, about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

190 calories; protein 6.9g 14% DV; carbohydrates 16.4g 5% DV; fat 12.1g 19% DV; cholesterol 8.9mg 3% DV; sodium 171.9mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
Made this last night for a dinner party for 12 but I adjusted the serving size to 8 because I added some sauteed yellow onion and mushrooms. I blanched the green beans for ONLY 2 minutes as I love a crisp bite to my beans and you will be putting them in the oven at 400 again so they get cooked again there. They came out PERFECT ! A very nice SNAP left in the bean when it came out of the oven and it they even sat for 1/2hr before we ate and STILL had that CRUNCH! Added a bit more Blue cheese because I put a layer of the bean mixture in the dish then layered some of the cheese on then added all the rest of the bean mixture that way when you got to the middle of the beans there would still be blue cheese. Did everything else all the same. Got complements and there were none left in my dish!! Need I say more!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2013
too much blue cheese Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 43
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
12/26/2013
Made this last night for a dinner party for 12 but I adjusted the serving size to 8 because I added some sauteed yellow onion and mushrooms. I blanched the green beans for ONLY 2 minutes as I love a crisp bite to my beans and you will be putting them in the oven at 400 again so they get cooked again there. They came out PERFECT ! A very nice SNAP left in the bean when it came out of the oven and it they even sat for 1/2hr before we ate and STILL had that CRUNCH! Added a bit more Blue cheese because I put a layer of the bean mixture in the dish then layered some of the cheese on then added all the rest of the bean mixture that way when you got to the middle of the beans there would still be blue cheese. Did everything else all the same. Got complements and there were none left in my dish!! Need I say more!! Read More
(15)
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
I didn't have time to roast the garlic so I just minced it and sautéed it with the almonds. Delicious! The combination of blue cheese garlic and almonds is wonderful. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/02/2018
I made it and followed the recipe. I did add crumpled bacon because, well, bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2013
These beans were loved by all who ate them! Just follow the recipe and you won't be sorry! Very good once again Chef! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2013
Made this for Christmas dinner for a group of 20 adults plus children. I doubled the recipe. OMGoodness awesome! The dish was wiped out on the first round! Note the initial ingredients list has a typo...says minced instead of roasted garlic. I ended up roasting 2 heads of garlic for a double recipe. I think three heads would have been even better. I was also liberal with the cayenne pepper...more than a little pinch. Everyone loved it! This dish was as beautiful as it was tasty! Good-bye to green bean casserole! lol Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/01/2015
One of my teens devoured half the pan but requested more almonds next time. Anytime I can get one of my kids to devour a vegan dish is definitely worth repeating. I've gotten away from green bean casserole and will sub this as my go-to green bean dish for Thanksgiving. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2013
I used 1 tbs butter and 1 tbs oil. I found the blue cheese to be the perfect amount. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2013
If I could give this an extra bonus star I would! I used green beans from my garden & "guessed" I had about a half pound so I chose to use 1 head of garlic 1/2 as much blue cheese but still used 1/3c almonds. Rave reviews from the fam! Tasted so "gourmet"! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2019
Delicious! The only thing I didn't have in the fridge was blue cheese, so I substituted shredded parmesan and they were outstanding! I will be making these again for sure. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/05/2013
too much blue cheese Read More
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