Brown Butter Green Beans With Blue Cheese

Brown Butter Green Beans with crumbled Blue Cheese.

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Green Beans with Blue Cheese

I think this world cannot have enough of cheese. That is the conclusion I have come to after observing the amount of cheese people like to have in their sandwiches and pizzas. My brothers are here and just few days back I made some pizza for them. I made a regular pizza with some veggie topping and added a decent amount of cheese on it but even that wasn’t enough for them! Then I made another pizza which was literally dripping with cheese, now that made them happy. I think more cheese = happy people. Isn’t it?

Brown Butter Green Beans with Blue Cheese

And since we are talking about cheese, it’s amazing the different variety of cheese that is available in the market. In India, we never really knew about different types of cheese, the only one that we got there was mozzarella. But now I can’t have enough of the different flavors and one of the top favorites is blue cheese. People love blue cheese with meat but the fact is that is tastes equally good with veggies as well. And this recipe for green beans just proves that! I used my favorite Castello Blue Cheese for this recipe of brown butter green beans. What I like about Castello Blue Cheese is that the tangy characteristics are balanced with delicious sweet and salty flavors that are ideal to top a grilled burger or make a salad dressing or add flavors to summer vegetables like in this recipe of green beans. Castello has a wide range of unique blue cheeses. Check out Castello’s website for more information on their cheeses.

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I have recently become obsessed with brown butter, it adds so much flavor to any dish and if you have not yet tried tossing some veggies into it, then you must do that as soon as possible. This easy side dish of brown butter green beans with blue cheese comes together so quickly. All you need to do is boil the beans but make sure they remain crispy. And then make some brown butter and toss the beans into it. Pine nuts add the required crunch and cranberries a lot of flavors. This vegetarian side dish will be perfect for all the your summer parties!

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Brown Butter Green Beans With Blue Cheese

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Servings: 2
Brown Butter Green Beans with crumbled Blue Cheese.


  • 1 lb green beans washed & trimmed
  • cup pine nuts roasted
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons salted butter
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 oz crumbled cheese [I used Castello Traditional Danish Blue Cheese]
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
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  • Wash and trim the green beans. Pat dry and set aside.
  • In a pan bring some water to boil. Add green beans and cook for 3-4 minutes. Remove from water and drain. You want beans to be crispy, so do not over-boil them.
  • In a pan, add unsalted butter. Let it melt and swirl around till it turns amber in color. This will take around 5-6 minutes.
  • Add the cooked beans. Saute for a minute till it's well coated with the butter.
  • Add cranberries, roasted pine nuts, salt and pepper and mix.
  • Transfer to serving plate and sprinkle crumbled blue cheese on top. Serve immediately.


Calories: 483kcal, Carbohydrates: 31g, Protein: 14g, Fat: 36g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 59mg, Sodium: 290mg, Potassium: 640mg, Fiber: 7g, Sugar: 18g, Vitamin A: 2200IU, Vitamin C: 29.6mg, Calcium: 288mg, Iron: 3.8mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: World
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  1. I am totally obsessed with brown butter, it is so amazing on everything! These green beans look amazing!

  2. First of all, blue cheese is one of my all-time faves. I’m pretty fond of brown butter, too. This is green bean heaven, Manali!

  3. Girl, I totall agree that the world cannot have too much cheese! I’ve made brussels sprouts with blue cheese before but never green beans. This is a great idea and looks fantastic! I’m definitely going to try this soon!

  4. These green beans look delicious, Manali! Love the blue cheese, cranberries and oh my brown butter too – what a fantastic side dish!

  5. What an awesome summer side dish, Manali! We just planted some beans in our backyard garden, so I’m hoping we’ll have a ton of them by mid-summer. I’m totally going to use them in this recipe…this sounds amazing! I love blue cheese + veggies, and Castello is one heck of a delicious blue cheese!

  6. Oh these green beans look fantastic, Manali! This is one of my favorite veggies to make in the summer. I love the addition of blue cheese! Yum!

  7. Awesome recipe Manali! Love Castello! I actually got the same cheese, but will be posting in a month 🙂

  8. I love green beans and blue cheese but have never had them together. This sounds wonderful especially the brown butter!

  9. These green beans look amazing, Manali, and I totally agree that blue cheese is amazing with veggies — meat is not necessary! Your photos are so pretty, and I’m pinning this to try. 🙂

  10. This is something new and it looks so beautiful and delicious. Amazing combo of green beans and cheese dear

  11. Manali, what a delicious combo! I have a batch of blue cheese in refrigerator, will try it soon! thanks for sharing recipe.

  12. This dish looks so beautiful! I’ve never tried blue cheese with green beans before. What a delicious flavour pairing, blue cheese is the best! I will definitely have to try this!

  13. I love the idea of sprucing up green beans with blue cheese and cranberries. The perfect side dish!