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Easy Green Beans with Bacon

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 Servings
Finding an easy side dish for dinner every night can take a lot of work but these easy green beans with bacon are perfectly cooked and a dash of garlic and butter!


  • 1 lb Green Beans ends trimmed and broken into pieces.
  • 1 Teaspoon Olive Oil
  • 2 Teaspoons of Butter
  • 2 Teaspoons Garlic Spread Seasoning with parsley
  • 1 Teaspoon of Brown Sugar *optional
  • 3-4 Slices of Bacon


If you are using fresh string beans:

  • Prepare an ice bath by placing ice and water in a large bowl.
  • Wash the beans, snap the ends, and snap into pieces and drop into a pot of boiling water.
  • Cook for 4-5 minutes and then place in an ice bath.
  • Cook the bacon and remove to a paper towel lined plate, reserving the bacon grease.
  • Add a drizzle of oil if needed and the butter.
  • Bring to a medium heat and add the green beans, brown sugar and seasoning, stirring to coat.
  • Crumble the bacon and return to the frying pan (you can sop up the extra grease, or leave a little bit for extra flavor).
  • Serve immediately.

To Use Canned Beans

  • If you're using canned beans, skip the boiling and add the beans directly into a frying pan after the bacon has cooked.
  • Proceed as normal.


Read through the post for all frequently asked questions about green beans.
Nutrition Facts
Easy Green Beans with Bacon
Amount Per Serving (1 /2 cup)
Calories 127 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 16mg5%
Sodium 306mg13%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 6g12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.