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Italian Green Beans
Italian-cut green beans, bacon, garlic and diced tomatoes – a delicious combination of flavors! Using frozen green beans is not only a budget-friendly option for this side dish but a super fresh option. Green beans are picked and frozen at the peak of their freshness. The flavor is locked in until you unleash it during cooking! Speaking of unleashing flavors, I am serving these green beans as a side dish with Three Cheese Baked Ziti from Michael Angelo’s. It makes this Momma’s weekday meal planning a whole lot easier and I don’t have to feel guilty at all about serving this preservative-free pasta dish!
It tastes good to say no
Say no to fillers, preservatives and other additives. Real, wholesome ingredients make all the difference. Michael Angelo’s says no to compromise and shortcuts. Michael Angelo’s takes the time to build flavors throughout the cooking process, adding each hand-selected ingredient at the right moments to release the best flavors and create full flavors. Michael Angelo’s goal has always been to create dishes that taste like they were homemade. That can’t be done if you add artificial flavors and colors. These meals make it easy and quick to dish up an Italian-inspired feast for your family and friends – just pop in the oven and serve. This is frozen food for people who don’t like frozen food. 😉
The ingredients read like a grocery list, not a trip to a chemistry lab:
Cheese: Parmesan and Romano cheeses made by experts who know how to age it to the perfect texture and flavor, store it at the right temperature and protect it every step of the way. The Mozzarella cheese is also made with equal quality, care and craftsmanship.
Tomatoes: Having tested tomatoes from all over the world, Michael Angelo’s only use the best, Grade A, vine-ripened tomatoes, grown in Northern California.
Heirloom Garlic: The cornerstone of many authentic Italian dishes, Michael Angelo’s uses heirloom garlic grown from Italian seed. Heirloom garlic produces a juice that ensures each clove caramelizes to perfection and produces a consistently mild, sweet flavor.
Michael Angelo’s is now in stores with a new look—check out the green boxes in the frozen foods aisle in your grocery store and is available in different sizes. Single serve entrees are great meals for one. Family size is perfect for quick meals for three to four people.
These aren’t your Momma’s frozen meals of the past! They taste great whether you make them in the microwave or in the oven. Perfect for an easy, breezy weeknight meal or Sunday supper. There are also really yummy meatless options: Vegetable Lasagna, Three Cheese Baked Ziti, Eggplant Parmigiana or Manicotti with Sauce. Or, if you are craving a meatier dish, then go with the Lasagna with Meat Sauce or Chicken Parmigiana. And there’s more where that came from – even organic options! Check out all the dishes Michael Angelo’s offers HERE.
Today I am serving Michael Angelo’s Three Cheese Baked Ziti with one of my favorite side dishes: Italian Green Beans. They are a super flavorful side dish that can be prepared in the time it takes for your Michael Angelo’s meal to be heated. Let’s dig in!
4 slices bacon
3 green onions, sliced (white and green parts)
2 tsp minced garlic
1 (14.5 oz) can Italian-style diced tomatoes (undrained)
1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
2 (12 oz) bags frozen green beans
salt + pepper, to taste
In a large, deep skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Do not remove bacon grease from skillet.
Turn the heat down to medium-low and add sliced green onions to the bacon grease. Cook for about a minute then add minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
Next, stir in green beans and diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.Cover and cook over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until green beans are heated through.
Finally, crumble bacon over cooked green beans.
Stir, then serve.
Enjoy with your favorite Michael Angelo’s family-size pasta dish!
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- 4 slices bacon
- 3 green onions sliced (white and green parts)
- 2 tsp minced garlic
- 1 14.5 oz can Italian-style diced tomatoes (undrained)
- 1/2 tsp Italian seasoning
- 2 12 oz bags frozen green beans
- salt + pepper to taste
- In a large, deep skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Season with a bit of salt and pepper. Remove from the pan and drain on paper towels. Do not remove bacon grease from skillet.
- Turn the heat down to medium-low and add sliced green onions to the bacon grease. Cook for about a minute then add minced garlic and cook for another 30 seconds.
- Next, stir in green beans and diced tomatoes. Season with Italian seasoning, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook over medium heat for about 8-10 minutes until green beans are heated through.
- Finally, crumble bacon over cooked green beans. Stir, then serve.