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sauteed frozen green beans on a white plate

Sauteed Frozen Green Beans

  • Author: Mortadella Head
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4 - 6 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian



1 lb bag of frozen green beans

1 cup of cubed pancetta

½ an onion sliced thin

3 garlic cloves chopped fine

14.5 oz can of diced tomatoes or tomato sauce

1 tablespoon of olive oil

1 tablespoon of grated parmesan cheese

Salt and pepper


  1. Heat olive oil on medium heat and add pancetta cubes.
  2. Allow the pancetta to become crisp, which should be about 5 minutes.
  3. Add the sliced onion to the same pan as the pancetta and cook for an additional 5 minutes.
  4. Add garlic to the pan and season with salt and pepper. Allow the garlic to brown for about 5 minutes.
  5. Add the frozen green beans to the pan and turn up the stove to medium-high heat. Toss the green beans into the onions and garlic and allow to cook for about 5 more minutes or until green beans defrost
  6. Add the tomatoes to the pan and season again with salt and pepper. Let everything cook together for about 10 minutes. During the last 2 minutes add half of the parmesan cheese.
  7. Transfer the contents of the pan to a plate and finish with more grated parmesan cheese.
  8. Enjoy!
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 25