This is a great side any time of the year. The cream sauce is really light and helps create a little balance with all the heavier food that may be served this time of year. This also cooks very fast so it can be made once the gravy is almost done and everything else is ready.
Green Beans with Toasted Almond Cream Sauce
- 1 lb green beans snapped into 1 1/2-2″ pieces
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbsp chopped fresh thyme
Steam green beans until cooked but still very crisp, about 4-5 minutes. Dunk in ice water to stop cooking and set aside. When ready to cook heat a large frying pan over medium heat and toast almonds until the edges begin to brown. Add lemon juice, cream and thyme and cook until slightly thickened then add beans. Stir to coat in sauce and serve immediately.
Need more sides for Thanksgiving? Try these: