Growing up I thought I despised green beans. I was never going to eat them, and you couldn’t make me. Turns out that I despise CANNED green beans. A few years ago a family member brought this green bean side dish made with fresh green beans to Thanksgiving and it was amazing! When I was given the chance to review Marzetti Simply Dressed, I knew that I wanted to revise this family favorite and incorporate some Simply Dressed Caesar dressing. I loved it and I can’t wait to share it with you!
First I want to tell you a little bit about Simply Dressed dressings. Each dressing is all natural. I could pronounce and recognize each and every ingredient on the list. The dressings are kept in the refrigerated section of the produce section. I found it next to all of the bagged salads. I know that retail prices vary from store to store but I found the Marzetti Simply Dressed for $2.99 full retail price. That is definitely a price point that I can work into my budget.
Before I used the dressing in a recipe, I decided to give it a taste and see how it compared to other dressings that I have had. It is delicious! The taste and smell were wonderful. It had a great texture and you could differentiate the different ingredients as you ate them. It wasn’t some big homogenous mixture that was Caesar “flavored.” It had a depth of flavor that frankly I was surprised to find in a bottled salad dressing. It tasted like it belongs on a $15 caesar salad at a trendy restaurant.
Now that you’re salivating, here is the recipe!
- ¾ lbs fresh green beans
- 6 slices of bacon (chopped)
- Marzetti Simply Dressed Caesar dressing
- 2-3 cups of water
- Brown chopped bacon in a large skillet.
- Drain the grease if necessary, but do not clean the pan.
- Add the green beans, add enough water to cover the green beans.
- Cook on low heat for 30 minutes or until the beans are cooked.
- Use a slotted spoon to serve the bacon and green beans.
- Drizzle the top with Marzetti Simply Caesar dressing.
- Serve to the hungry masses!
Back at the beginning of this post I professed my love for fresh green beans. Well, adding the all natural Marzetti Simply Dressed Caesar was a no brainer. Seriously, this dish is awesome! It doesn’t hurt that it has bacon in it either. Everything is better with bacon!
Marzetti Simply dressed comes in a variety of flavors including:
- Blue Cheese
- Ginger Sesame
- Greek Feta
- Strawberry Poppyseed
- Thousand Island
I am really interested in trying the Balsamic, Coleslaw, and Pomegranate varieties too. I will of course be having my Caesar dressing in a traditional salad too. Yum!
One last time, I am going to
demand encourage you try out this green bean recipe or at least bookmark it for later. This would be a great one to take to your next holiday potlucks. I know that my cousin now has to bring her green beans to every family function because they are so good. I really think you would have everyone asking for your Caesar dressing recipe if you brought this dish. 😉
I was one of the bloggers selected by T. Marzetti Company and Clever Girls Collective to host a Marzetti Simply Dressed review. They provided me with product to test myself and compensation for my time. However, my opinions are entirely my own.