3/4 cup (3 oz.) freshly shredded Parmesan cheese, divided
1/3 cup finely chopped pecans
1 pound fresh haricots verts (tiny green beans), trimmed
2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
How to Make It
Preheat oven to 400°. Tear bread into large pieces; pulse in a food processor 2 or 3 times or until coarse crumbs form. Drizzle oil over crumbs; add 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese. Pulse 5 or 6 times or until coated with oil. Stir in pecans.
Cut green beans crosswise into thirds. Cook in boiling water to cover 3 to 4 minutes or until crisp-tender; drain. Plunge into ice water to stop the cooking process; drain and pat dry with paper towels.
Toss together beans, next 4 ingredients, and remaining 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese. Firmly pack mixture into 4 (6-oz.) shallow ramekins. Cover each with aluminum foil, and place on a baking sheet.
Bake at 400° for 20 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with crumb mixture. Bake 8 more minutes or until golden. Let stand 5 minutes.
Brought to the table by cookbook author Tasia Malakasis, owner of Belle Chèvre creamery in Elkmont, Alabama.
This was a HUGE hit! I steamed the green beans lightly in the microwave instead of blanching but otherwise followed the recipe. DELISH! Served with Lemon Chicken. Husband wants it again. Tangy and sooooo good!
Very tasty recipe. I will say it's a bit of a misnomer because there is more parmesan than goat cheese in this recipe - but it is still very good and I would recommend it. Paired this with roasted fingerling potatoes and the Roasted Breast of Chicken with Pinot Noir Sauce (which is excellent as well)
This recipe is a great alternative to the traditional green bean casserole. Everyone loved it and I will definitely make this again. I could only find regular fresh trimmed green beans which I cut lengthwise in half. I used approx 1 oz extra goat cheese and extra parmesan cheese. I used more salt and pepper than recipe called for. Just add it to taste. I also put it all in a shallow casserole dish instead of the individual ramekins.
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