Green Bean "Almondine" with Garlic and Blue Cheese


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

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 22 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 42 mins
6 servings


  • 3 heads garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 teaspoon butter

  • cup sliced almonds

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 1 pinch cayenne pepper, or more to taste

  • 2 ounces crumbled blue cheese


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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 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.

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

  7. 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

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

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

190 Calories
12g Fat
16g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 190
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 172mg 7%
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 4g 15%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 21mg 106%
Calcium 148mg 11%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 353mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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