Bacon-Garlic Green Beans

Bacon-Garlic Green Beans


"Another family favorite vegetable side-dish that is simple and quick to make. Great for family dinners, Thanksgiving, or any occasion. You can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest, if desired."
I Made It Rate it Share Print
Added to shopping list. Go to shopping list.


35 m servings 189 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!
Original recipe yields 12 servings


  • Calories:
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 16.7 g
  • 26%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.5g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.4 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 44 mg
  • 15%
  • Sodium:
  • 185 mg
  • 7%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

See full nutrition

Nutritional Information

1 Serving
Servings Per Recipe:
Amount Per Serving
  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


Sort stores by

These nearby stores have ingredients on sale!
Find the closest stores
(uses your location)

May we suggest



  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Place green beans in a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 10 minutes. Drain water, leaving beans in the pot.
  2. Place bacon strips on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave until crisp, about 2 minutes. Cool and crumble bacon.
  3. Stir butter and bacon into beans in the pot and return to medium heat; cook and stir until butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with lemon zest and stir.


  • Cook's Notes:
  • Remove the bacon for a healthier dish. However, adding the bacon is a great option that adds great flavor to the beans.


Read all reviews 5
Most helpful
Most positive
Least positive

Quick and easy. The lemon zest gave it a nice pop of flavor.

excellent recipe ...bacon and hubby work well together!

Fairly easy and tasty. I only had 2.5 lbs of beans and used 1/4 cup of butter and that was PLENTY! I forgot to add the lemon zest and I am sure that would have been great to top it off. I als...

Great flavor. I used 4 pieces of bacon I cooked on the stove and only 1/4 cup of butter. Quick, simple, and delicious.

These were okay, but too much butter! I never thought I would say that, but these were swimming in it.

Other stories that may interest you