This Garlic Green Beans with Bacon Recipe is a tasty, easy and classic side dish that goes perfectly with so many main dishes. This Garlic Green Beans with Bacon recipe gives you a flavorful, tender green bean side dish that will always be a hit at the dinner table when you make them.
Garlic Green Beans with Bacon Recipe
Easy Side Dish recipe for the Holidays
This easy green bean recipe is perfect for a quick week night dinner or a holiday side dish. With only a few simple ingredients I can whip these green beans up quickly and they go well with so many different main dish recipes.
When I am making a large holiday meal I like to have lots of tasty flavors but easy to make side dishes. The turkey, ham or lamb I am making is always going to take a bulk time for my oven or my roaster depending on the holiday. So I like having side dishes that I make on the stove, or that I can prep the day before and just reheat them.
These easy green beans only take a few minutes and they are cooked on the stove to make things easier. If you are going to be serving them for a holiday dinner cook them in a cast iron pan and then you can serve them in it as well. Cast iron pans look beautiful on a table setting and you don’t have to worry about dirtying a serving dish.
If you are going to have lots of side dish recipes that you need to keep warm, these green beans will keep warm in a multi-crockpot set on the warm setting.
More Holiday Side dish recipes!
- Sweet Potato Casserole
- Best homemade mashed potatoes
- Baked Mac and Cheese
- Microwave Sweet Potato
- Homemade applesauce
What to Serve with Green Beans
This green bean side dish recipe goes perfectly with so many main dishes including, lemon garlic shrimp, pork meatloaf, slow cooker barbacoa, chicken bacon ranch pasta, Chicken Bacon Ranch Crockpot Recipe, Crockpot Pulled Pork and so many other recipes.
If you are grilling, then you should totally check out my grilled green beans recipe! It is super easy and tastes amazing!
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Fresh or Frozen Green Beans?
I love making green bean recipes, especially fresh green bean recipes after the kids and I go veggie picking. However there are lots of times that we end up with more green beans then we can use before they go bad so we then freeze them. If you have never frozen green beans it is super easy to do, just follow the step by step directions on how to freeze green beans.
If you are using frozen green beans, that were picked fresh or you froze yourself then you can use them in this recipe. I don’t use the bagged frozen green beans when I am making this Garlic Green Beans with Bacon though because I do not like the way it comes out.
If you are making this Garlic Green Beans with Bacon recipe with the fresh frozen green beans take them out the night before and let them defrost in the fridge. If you are making this recipe last minute, toss the frozen green beans in the microwave on defrost and then start cooking this recipe.
Garlic Green Beans with Bacon Ingredients
- green beans
How to Make Green Beans and Bacon
Wash your green beans and cut off the ends. Cut your bacon into bite sized chunks.
In a large skillet on medium heat add your bacon and cook until half way cooked.
Add the butter and the green beans.
Cook until the green beans and bacon are cooked all the way, which is about 10 minutes.
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Garlic Green Beans with Bacon
- 1 pound green beans
- 2 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1/2 pound bacon
- Wash your green beans and cut off the ends. Cut your bacon into bite sized chunks.
- In a large skillet on medium heat add your bacon and cook until half way cooked.
- Add the butter and the green beans.
- Cook until the green beans and bacon are cooked all the way, which is about 10 minutes.
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