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23Dec, 21
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Roasted Balsamic + Cheese Green Beans

It’s Christmas Eve, Eve and to be completely honest my list of to-dos’ is still pretty large. It seems that no matter how early I try to get things accomplished, the more “things to do” seem to find me…haha…you too?!

I’m going to make one last trip to venture out in order to finish up the food shopping. I’m preparing a seafood feast + baked potato bar for our close family (which is a lot of people haha) on Christmas eve so I still need to find some crab legs and scallops (a once yearly magnificent treat!) and a few other things. I’m also making homemade clam chowder…so I’ll keep you updated on how it turns out then add it to the website if it’s good!

🎄 This is the recipe I’m following for our Christmas Eve Scallops.

🎄 🌞 I’m also making Christmas morning breakfast the night before (just pop it all in the oven Christmas morning!) using these recipes:

So I still need to find the ingredients for that as well.

If you’re out grabbing a few last-minute things for Christmas Eve, or Christmas Dinner, I’m going to suggest you add these totally indulgent and SUPER DELICIOUS Roasted Balsamic + Cheese Green Beans to your plans!

These Green Beans turned out SO GOOD! Consider doubling this recipe especially if you have a crowd to feed because they go fast!

The Balsamic Vinegar & Melty Cheese fancied them up & they scream holiday dinner table!

Well…I’m off to join the crowds. I sincerely hope you are enjoying this season despite the busyness and soaking up some beautiful moments and memories! ❤️ ✨

4 servings


  • lb fresh green beans
  • 2 Tbsps aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil or avocado oil
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • tiny pinch of sea salt and pepper
  • 1 cup freshly grated mozzarella cheese, or any cheese of choice


  • freshly chopped parsley


Preheat your oven to 400 degrees f. and line a large sheet pan with parchment paper.

Thoroughly wash the green beans and place them in a colander to completely drain the excess water.

To quickly trim the ends, take a handful of green beans (while picking them place the ends in the same direction). Slice off about 1/2-inch of the stem ends and discard the ends.

Place your trimmed beans in a large bowl.

Add all the remaining ingredients, except for the mozzarella and parsley, then toss to coat each green bean with the seasonings really well.

Transfer your beans to your prepared pan and arrange them in a single layer as shown. Use a spatula to get all the leftover seasonings/oil out of the bowl and drizzle over beans.

Sprinkle evenly with mozzarella, and roast at 400 degrees f. for about 15 minutes, or until cheese is nicely melted and beans are tender-crisp.

Sprinkle with freshly chopped parsley if desired, and serve immediately.



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