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Green Beans with sage and pancetta

Bon Apetit
2 servings
Prep info
5 min prep + 15 min cook
Prep time
Not set
Cook time
20 minutes
Time required
20 minutes
Oven preheat
Not tried


  • 225 g green beans
  • 50 g thinly sliced pancetta (coarsely chopped)
  • 1 T olive oil (divided)
  • 1/2 T chopped sage (fresh)
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • sea salt (medium grain, for serving)


Line a baking sheet with several layers of paper towels. Cook the green beans in a large pot of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, 4 to 6 minutes, depending on size of beans. Drain. Spread beans out on paper towels. DO AHEAD: Can be made 2 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

Combine pancetta and 1/2 Tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet. Saute over medium heat until pancetta is crisp, separating pieces with 2 forks, about 10 minutes. Add sage and stir until fragrant, about 1 minute. Transfer to plate.

Heat remaining 1/2 Tablespoon oil in same skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and saute until heated through, about 5 minutes. Add pancetta mixture and toss to blend. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper. Transfer beans to large bowl; sprinkle with sea salt, if desired, and serve.