This bacon and green beans recipe side dish is sure to please your guests this Thanksgiving! If you need a quick, last-minute side dish recipe, this one is perfect!
A bacon side dish recipe to try
Happy almost Thanksgiving! I hope you’re all enjoying your day with family and friends, and most of all, good FOOD!
I needed to make an easy vegetable side dish, our broccoli cheese casserole was forgotten and burnt to a crisp. I scoured the cabinets to see what I could make, finding a can of green beans. Ok, that’ll work, but plain old green beans wouldn’t do it.
Fresh or canned green beans and bacon
I decided to adopt the idea I used in my corn and bacon saute and try a bacon green bean side dish. Holy moly was it good! Get the recipe for these sauteed green beans with bacon and onions below. If you love all things bacon, this slow cooker bacon and corn chowder is an easy recipe you’ll love!
Easy Bacon and Green Beans Recipe
The purpose of this green beans and bacon recipe is ease and taste, and I promise you this one is not lacking! All you have to do is saute the ingredients, steam, and serve.
Ingredients needed to make this bacon side dish:
- Whole green beans (canned or fresh)
- Salt and pepper
Step 1: Fry up the bacon strips
In a large saucepan, fry the bacon slices until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and set it aside to allow it to cool.
Step 2: Stir in the garlic and onion
Over medium heat, retain the bacon grease in the saucepan and add the minced garlic and diced onions to the pan. Stir to coat, about 2-3 minutes, then crumble the bacon strips into the pan.
Step 3: Add the green beans and simmer
Next, add the whole green beans, lightly season with salt and pepper as desired, and stir for a minute or two until all ingredients are combined. Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the green beans are tender. Stir every 5 minutes and re-cover.
Your sauteed green beans with bacon are ready to serve! Check out the full recipe below and let us know what you think.
Easy Bacon and Green Beans Recipe Side Dish
- 1 14-1/2 oz. can Del Monte whole green beans drained
- 6 slices bacon crumbled
- 1 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 cup diced onion
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet, fry bacon slices until crispy. Remove bacon from the pan and set it aside to cool.
- Retain the bacon grease in the skillet and heat over medium heat. Add minced garlic and diced onions to the pan. Stir to coat, about 2-3 minutes, then add crumbled bacon to the pan.
- Add green beans to the bacon mixture and lightly season with salt and pepper as desired. Stir for a minute or two until all ingredients are combined.
- Reduce heat to low, cover the pan, and simmer for about 10-15 minutes, or until the green beans are tender. Stir every 3-5 minutes and re-cover.
Enjoy this easy skillet green beans and bacon side dish!
I love that my kids were fans of this bacon green bean side dish. I am totally sure that it is because of the bacon, but I’m not complaining! This recipe makes about 4-6 servings, so I would double it for larger families or if you want to have some leftovers. Give this Thanksgiving side dish idea a try, it is definitely a crowd-pleaser!
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Disclosure: I am participating in the Canbassador Program with Cans Get You Cooking. I am being compensated for my time, however, all opinions are my own. I have cooked with canned food for years!
I’ve made bacon green beans many times, but never put garlic in it! Will have to try.
My Family Loves Green Beans! I’ll Be Trying This Recipe For Christmas, It Looks Delicious
I use a similar concept with brussel sprouts. So yummy. These look great too!
Think I’ll try this for Christmas. A little bacon makes everything taste better!
That looks delicious and super easy to make! It would have made a great side dish, but I will definitely try it out for Christmas dinner. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks! I will probably be making this for Christmas too!
Looks good, we had Collard Greens with Smoked Turkey #nopork Happy Thanksgiving!
Great idea! I love turkey bacon, but nothing substitutes for the flavor of real bacon!
This recipe looks good and easy to make. A nice change from plain green beans. I will have to make this for Christmas dinner. Happy Thanksgiving!