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Green Beans and Bacon

Green beans and bacon in a dish

Green beans and bacon, with onion, might just be one of the easiest recipes to make and it always turns out so flavorful.

Green Beans Side Dish

The recipe makes the perfect side dish for any meal, but especially around the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

We make the green bean casserole with fried onions and mushroom soup for a lot of holidays, but this is a great alternative.

The combination of crispy bacon, green beans, and sautéed onions can’t be beaten. This is one of those green bean recipes that everyone will love.

This dish will serve at least 10 people because you’re using four cans of green beans. But, you can easily cut the recipe in half if you don’t need as much.

Green beans on a plate with bacon.

What Ingredients Do I Need For Green Beans and Bacon?

  • Green beans (fresh, frozen, or canned)
  • Bacon
  • Onion
  • Butter
  • Salt and pepper

How Do I Make the Green Beans?

  1. Cook the bacon and onions until the bacon is crunchy and the onions are translucent.
  2. Remove the bacon and onions and drain the grease.
  3. Add the green beans, butter, salt, and pepper, and stir. Return the bacon and onions to the saucepan, as well, and cook everything until hot.
  4. Pour into a casserole dish and serve.

How To Make Green Beans with Bacon

Bacon frying in a pan.

Start by adding diced bacon to a saucepan.

I used a saucepan that was large enough to accommodate my green beans in a few minutes, so I didn’t have to clean two pans.

Bacon and onions frying in a pan.

After the bacon cooks for a few minutes, add the diced onion.

Cook both until the bacon is crispy and the onions are translucent.

Once the onions and bacon are cooked, place them on a paper towel to soak up some of the grease.

(Somehow, I missed half of the picture above, but you get the idea).

Drain the grease from the pan.

Cooking Green Beans

Green beans in a saucepan with butter.

Next, add the green beans to the saucepan and add the butter, salt, and pepper.

Cook for a few minutes to heat everything up.

For this recipe, I used canned green beans. I am all about trying to make life as easy as possible.

You can use fresh or frozen green beans, but you’ll need to cook them before taking these steps.

Green beans, bacon, and onion in a saucepan.

Finally, add the bacon and onions back into the saucepan and cook until heated through.

Once the green beans are hot, pour them into a casserole dish, and serve.

Green beans, bacon, and onion in a dish.

More holiday side dishes:

Green beans and bacon in a dish on the counter.
Green beans with chicken and mashed potatoes on a plate.

Green Beans with Bacon and Onion

Check out the green beans and bacon recipe below, grab those ingredients, and start cooking! This is a very easy green bean and bacon recipe.

Then, share your comments below and share a picture of your green beans on the Pinterest Pin!  If you made any changes or added something different, be sure to share it with us so we can try it, too!

Yield: 10 servings

Green Beans and Bacon

Green beans and bacon in a dish

Green beans and bacon, with onion, might just be one of the easiest recipes to make and it always turns out so flavorful.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 - 14.5 oz. cans of cut green beans, drained
  • 8 strips of bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • Pinch of salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Add the bacon and onions to a saucepan. Cook until the bacon is crispy and the onions are translucent.
  2. Remove the bacon and onions and place onto a paper towel. Drain the grease from the pan.
  3. Add the drained green beans, butter, and a pinch of salt and pepper to the saucepan. Place the burner on medium heat. Mix well.
  4. Add the bacon and onions back to the saucepan and cook until hot.
  5. Pour into a casserole dish and serve.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 123Total Fat: 6gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 182mgCarbohydrates: 14gFiber: 5gSugar: 6gProtein: 6g

Nutrition is approximate.

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Miz Helen

Monday 23rd of November 2020

Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday, 511. We will be live for our special Thanksgiving Edition on Tuesday this week, be sure and stop by! Hope you have a very special Thanksgiving! Miz Helen

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Thanks, Carlee!