This delightful maple-glazed sauteed green beans and carrots side dish comes together in one skillet and makes the most perfect addition to your Fall table. Great to serve as a side during the Holidays or to spruce up your Sunday dinner. The Maple adds a lovely hint of sweetness alongside with the saltiness of the prosciutto that guarantees everyone will be coming back for seconds.
Showstopping side dishes like this one, and this four-cheese stuffed butternut squash, can really work to set your Holiday table up with a delicious feast catering to all of your guests.
Maple Glazed Sauteed Green Beans and Carrots with Prosciutto and Walnuts
This dish may look super impressive but I promise it is so easy to pull together.
Bonus: because of the prosciutto and the candied walnuts, the kids are going to be happy to gobble down their veggies.
Mine request this ALL the time, it is definitely a favourite side dish around here, although we do tend to reserve it for special occasions as it's a little on the fancy side.
What Ingredients Are Needed To Make These Sauteed Green Beans and Carrots?
We try and keep it nice and simple around here so I have included a list of the ingredients I have used, and some substitutions should you wish to change things up depending on what you have and what you can get your hands on:
- Carrots: To keep it budget-friendly I used some regular carrots cut into quarters lengthwise. If you want to fancy things up a bit you could use some dutch carrots instead. You will need around 2 bunches of dutch carrots or 6 regular large carrots.
- Green beans
- Prosciutto: I love using prosciutto as it is super thin, so it gets nice and crispy. If you want to keep it budget-friendly you could always sub some diced bacon instead.
- Maple syrup
- Walnuts: Sub any other that lends itself well to being candied - almonds and pecans would work really well. If you want to go nut-free but still want that crunch then sub in some pumpkin seeds instead, they work really well for something different.
Keep it simple and the flavours will really shine through.
Is It Hard To Put Together?
Nope, not at all.
It all comes together in one skillet, or even a saucepan if that's what you have on hand.
- Steam the carrots and beans,
- Crisp up the prosciutto,
- Add in the garlic and thyme
- Add the walnuts to get them nice and toasty
- Add the maple syrup to give everything a little bit of a subtle candied flavour
- Toss and serve.
This dish is best served as soon as it is ready so everything is nice and warm and the prosciutto is still nice and crispy.
If you would like to meal prep you can certainly pre-steam the green beans and carrots and then just allow them to reheat when you put the rest of the recipe together before serving.
What To Serve With Sauteed Green Beans and Carrots.
This goes fantastically with a Sunday lunch, Easter brunch, Thanksgiving dinner or Christmas dinner. Any Holiday meal really where you want to serve something a little bit special.
Try serving your maple sauteed green beans and carrots with any of the following and you won't be disappointed:
- Easy Smashed Potatoes with Garlic Butter and Rosemary
- Creamy Garlic Roasted Parsnip Puree
- Super Moist Pressure Cooker Whole Chicken
- Creamy Whipped Feta and Cauliflower Mash
- Baked Breaded Lemon Chicken
Oh and if you are in the market for a good cast iron skillet, you can't beat a good Lodge. I have a couple in different sizes and they really do make the best cooking companions:
Sauteed Green Beans and Carrots with Maple Prosciutto and Walnuts
- 6 large carrots cut lengthwise into quarters
- 24 green beans trimmed top and bottom
- ⅓ cup salted butter
- 4 slices prosciutto torn into small pieces
- ¼ cup chopped walnuts
- 3 cloves garlic sliced thinly
- 1 tablespoon fresh thyme chopped
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- salt and pepper to taste
- Cook the carrots in a steamer over a saucepan of simmering water for 5 mins. Add in the beans and steam for a further 2 mins. The vegetables should be just tender
- Melt the butter over medium heat in a skillet. Add in the torn prosciutto and cook for 3 minutes until starting to turn a golden color. Add in the walnuts, garlic, and chopped thyme and cook for a further 2 minutes. By this time the prosciutto should be crispy.
- Drizzle the maple syrup over the prosciutto mixture and give it a good stir. Add in the green beans and carrots and toss well until everything is combined. Cook for around 1 more minute to make sure everything is heated through.
- Season to taste and serve.
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Can you think of a substitute for the prosciutto to make this vegetarian?
You could just leave it out!
This recipe is incredibly good. I made it with toasted sliced almonds rather than walnuts because that is what I had. The touch of sweetness from the maple syrup is wonderful. Easy to make and prepping the veggies ahead is a great add.
So glad you enjoyed Lisé!
Maple glaze makes everything so so delicious! Thank you for this recipe. Even my little ones will love this.
This is one tasty side dish! I love the sweet and savory combo with the maple and prosciutto -- so perfect for fall. Thanks for sharing!
I love maple glazed veggies with my whole heart - It's usually what I like to bring to holiday parties because everyone always lies them plus they're so easy to make. I can't wait to try this recipe!
This dish has me very intrigued. I really like the variety of ingredients and flavors on this one! Well done!
Marisa F. Stewart says
What an interesting combination of flavors. The recipe has me thinking when I could try this out and I'm thinking for my big dinner party next weekend. The veggies look so elegant they definitely need a crowd to give them top billing.
this looks gorgeous and so good for the holiday season! I love the addition of the prosciutto and walnuts too the textures would be lovely!
Kelly Anthony says
I like simple and easy too which is why I greatly appreciated the list of substitutions so I can make this yummy vegetable dish with the items I already have.
Veena Azmanov says
A healthy and perfect dish when the entire family is around. They to love it.
This would be such an elegant (and easy!) side dish to bring to Thanksgiving! I know my family would love it!
These maple glazed green beans look like the perfect Fall side dish! I love the walnuts on top for extra crunch.
Thanks Sharon, the walnuts definitely make a nice addition to the dish!