Bacon Garlic Green Beans
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5 from 12 votes


Bacon Garlic Green Beans uses fresh green beans cooked together with smoked bacon and fresh garlic. A southern style side dish!
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bacon Green Beans
Servings: 8
Calories: 102kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 6 bacon strips
  • 1 pound fresh green beans rinsed, ends trimmed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 6 garlic cloves minced


  • Cook bacon until crispy, reserve 1 tablespoon bacon grease and drain the rest. Crumble bacon.
  • Bring a large pot of water to boil, add green beans (water should be just above the beans) and 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  • Cook on medium-low heat for 5 minutes, drain the beans.
  • Heat reserved bacon grease and butter in a large skillet on medium¬†heat.
  • Add minced garlic. Cook it while stirring constantly, for about 30¬†seconds.
  • Add crumbled bacon and green beans.
  • Saute on medium heat for about 1 minute to combine all ingredients.
  • Remove from heat. Taste and add more salt, if needed.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 161mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 435IU | Vitamin C: 7.6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 0.7mg