Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese

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Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese |

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I didn’t make anything Irish this weekend, but this recipe is green so that counts, right?

Here’s a quick easy recipe I just tried out for green beans. I don’t usually buy green beans because I don’t know what to do with them, but now I’ve got a new recipe to add to my veggie rotations. I really enjoyed the balsamic glaze on these green beans, as well as the goat cheese topping. Can we just put goat cheese on everything? It’s so good.

Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese |

Balsamic-Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese


A quick easy recipe for green beans. Let’s just put goat cheese on everything. Ok agreed

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: Serves 4-6


  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 4 oz goat cheese


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. While the water is heating up, rinse the green beans and trim the ends.
  3. When the water is boiling, add the green beans and let boil for 8-10 minutes.
  4. While the beans are boiling, slice the onion into half-moons. Heat olive oil in a medium skillet and sauté the onions for ~15 minutes over low-medium heat, until caramelized.
  5. Drain the green beans and rinse in cold water.
  6. When the onions are caramelized, add 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar and 1/2 teaspoon sugar to the pan. Bring to a simmer over high heat, then reduce heat to low and let the liquid thicken to a glaze.
  7. Place the green beans in a serving dish and pour the glaze plus onions over them.
  8. Top with crumbled goat cheese.

4 Responses

  1. Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
    | Reply

    Mmmmmm…green beans and goat cheese. Yuuuuumm. That’s my favorites combined! This sounds beyond good right now! Thanks a ton for sharing on Saturday Night Fever – pinned!

  2. Kerry C
    | Reply

    I love goat cheese and on top of green beans and carmalized onion with a balsamic glaze. So yummy. Thanks for sharing at Saturday Dishes.

  3. Diane Roark
    | Reply

    These green beans would go well on an Easter Dinner Table. I am adding them to my Featured Dishes on Saturday Dishes Blog Hop this week.

    Diane Roark

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