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Bacon Green Bean Side Dish: A Quick, Must Try Thanksgiving Dinner Idea!

Do you need quick, last minute Thanksgiving dinner food ideas? This bacon green bean side dish is sure to please your guests this Thanksgiving!

Bacon Green Bean Side Dish for Thanks giving dinner - super easy and quick to make

Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you’re all enjoying your day with family and friends, and most of all, good FOOD!

I needed to make a 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. I decided to adopt the idea I used in my corn and bacon saute… holy moly was it good!

Bacon green bean side dish for Thanksgiving

Bacon Green Bean Side Dish


  • 1 – 14 1/2 oz. can Del Monte whole green beans, drained
  • 6 slices of bacon, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup diced onion

The purpose of this recipe is ease and taste, and I promise you this one is not lacking! All you have to do is saute the bacon, garlic and onions in a large sauce pan until the bacon is almost completely cooked. Add the green beans and stir for a minute until combined. Reduce heat to low and cover, simmer for about 20 minutes or until the green beans are tender. Stir every 5 minutes and re-cover.

Bacon frying in a cast iron skillet

I love that my kids were fans of this bacon green bean side dish. I am sure that it is because of the bacon, but i’m not complaining! This recipe makes about 6 servings, so i’d double it for larger families or left overs. Give this Thanksgiving side dish idea a try, it is definitely a crowd pleaser!

bacon and green beans saute

Enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner!

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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!


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