Green Beans with Shallots and Prosciutto


A fast and simple side dish, perfect for special occasions!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
4 servings


  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided

  • 2 shallots, thinly sliced

  • 2 ounces prosciutto, chopped

  • 1 pound haricots verts (thin French green beans)

  • 2 tablespoons water

  • ½ teaspoon salt, or to taste


  1. Melt 1 tablespoon butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots and prosciutto; cook until prosciutto begins to crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove mixture to a plate and set aside.

  2. Add remaining butter to the skillet and add haricots verts. Saute for 1 to 2 minutes, then add water and cover. Let green beans steam until most of the water is absorbed, about 4 minutes. Season with salt.

  3. Remove green beans to a nice serving dish; top with the shallots and prosciutto.

Cook's Note:

Substitute bacon for the prosciutto if you like.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

182 Calories
13g Fat
12g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 182
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 37%
Cholesterol 35mg 12%
Sodium 576mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 21mg 103%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 323mg 7%

* 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.