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Quick Green Beans With Bacon Side Dish

Fresh green beans with chopped bacon, tossed in bacon drippings make an easy, tasty, and surprisingly low-calorie side dish.
Course Side Dish
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 75kcal
Author Tracy


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 slices of bacon cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • Salt and pepper


  • Place green beans in a medium pot and cover with lightly salted cold water. Bring to a simmer. Simmer the green beans over medium low to medium for 5 to 10 minutes until beans reach your desired level of doneness. Drain.
  • While your green beans are cooking, add bacon pieces to a large skillet. Cook until done. If your bacon gets done before your green beans are ready, simply remove pan from heat until they are ready to go. Once green beans are done and drained, add them to the pan of bacon and toss to coat in bacon drippings.
  • Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Serve and enjoy!


If you want more bacon in your green beans, you can absolutely add more, but you may need to pour off a little of the grease (you only want about a tablespoon of grease in the pan) before you add your green beans.


Calories: 75kcal