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Lemon Beans with Prosciutto

There’s nothing ordinary about these green beans. Prosciutto and white wine make them decadent and special. —Lori Wiese, Humboldt, Minnesota
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 8 thin slices prosciutto or deli ham, julienned
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup white wine or reduced-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1-1/2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed


  • In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, cook prosciutto in oil over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels with a slotted spoon; drain.
  • In the same skillet, combine the wine, lemon juice and butter. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 5-6 minutes or until sauce is reduced by half.
  • Meanwhile, place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Add beans to skillet; toss to coat. Sprinkle with prosciutto just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 127 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 27mg cholesterol, 397mg sodium, 8g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 lean meat, 1 vegetable, 1 fat.
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  • hbaseley
    May 2, 2012

    I loved this! Would pair well with a variety of dishes and is perfect for company. Great recipe!

  • KeeperCook
    Mar 9, 2011

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