Bacon green beans are a delicious side dish that goes with anything!

Add a little extra flavor to green beans with this easy-to-make bacon and green beans recipe. Fresh green beans are lightly sauteed with bacon and ready to enjoy in minutes!

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Super Easy Side Dish!

  • Green beans with bacon only take one pot and two ingredients! Simply season and serve!
  • Serve green beans with bacon warm or chilled on a bed of salad greens.
  • Double the recipe and enjoy all week long as a dinner side, a lunchtime salad, or even folded into an omelet, or a quiche.
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Just 2 Ingredients!

GREEN BEANS: Fresh is best, but frozen will work! Thaw the green beans first or cook them from frozen and add a few cooking minutes if necessary. Canned green beans can work, be sure to drain and rinse them first to remove excess salt.

BACON: Low-carb lovers adore all things bacon because it infuses everything with a salty, smoky flavor. Choose pepper bacon, hickory smoked, or use diced ham or thin slices of summer sausage.

EXTRAS: You can bulk up this dish by adding other keto-friendly ingredients like sliced onions or mushrooms, small cauliflower florets, or some diced tomatoes.

SEASONINGS: A little salt and pepper are all it takes to bring out the best green bean and bacon flavor! But some garlic powder, onion powder, or even a dash of red chile flakes can really zest it up!

How To Make Bacon Green Beans

  1. Cook bacon and remove with a slotted spoon to drain on a paper towel (as per the recipe below).
  2. Cook green beans until they are bright green and tender-crisp.
  3. Add bacon back to the pan and toss. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Sprinkle on a little parmesan cheese before serving, if desired.
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How To Serve And Store!

Serve bacon green beans alongside any meat entrée like baked ham, meatloaf, or a whole chicken. Keep leftovers in a covered container and enjoy them chilled or reheated in the microwave. Add leftovers to a stir fry, use them to make a green bean salad, or chop them up and add to a mock potato salad.

Other Easy Green Sides!

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Bacon Green Beans

Make these easy green beans with bacon for an elegant and delicious side dish!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly



  • 1 pound green beans washed, ends trimmed
  • 3 slices bacon diced


  • In a large skillet cook diced bacon over medium heat until crispy.
  • Place bacon on a paper towel-lined plate. Drain all but ½ tablespoon bacon drippings from the pan.
  • Add green beans to pan and cook over medium heat until they are bright green and tender crisp. Stir them occasionally (about 8 minutes).
  • Toss in the bacon and season with salt and pepper to taste.


  • Refrigerate leftovers in a covered container for 3-4 days. Enjoy them chilled or reheated in the microwave.
  • Leftovers are perfect added to a stir fry.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 269mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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At Easy Low Carb® we believe that every meal should be full of big bold flavor! From amazing main dishes and simple sides to the best party snacks, reducing carbs doesn’t mean giving up your favorites!
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