Green Beans & Prosciutto Thanksgiving Side

This recipe is a Thanksgiving twist on green bean casserole; Green Beans & Prosciutto. My sister, Emily, introduced it to our family as a healthy alternative.


I was asked to re-publish it for your holiday table. It’s quick using simple techniques. And, as we say in our family, “It’s a keeper!” 

Here’s your recipe.


2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
4 very thin slices of prosciutto, julienne
1 of each: red, yellow, and orange bell peppers, sliced, seeded & julienne 
2 lbs. fresh green beans, blanched
1 - 2 Tbs pure maple syrup
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 C pecans, rough chop & toasted


Place a large sauté pan over medium high heat. Add olive oil and prosciutto and sauté until soft but not crisp. Remove from pan and place on paper towel to drain. Add peppers and sauté until just barely soft.

Add the beans and prosciutto to the peppers and sauté until heated through, season with salt and pepper to taste. Drizzle maple syrup to taste. Toss all ingredients together.

Place on serving plate and garnish with toasted pecans. Serve. Yields up to 8 side servings.