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Green Beans with Bacon in a red skillet being served with tongs

Green Beans and Bacon

Green Beans and Bacon – super easy to prepare dish with fresh green beans, bacon bits and garlic. An excellent flavorful side with few simple ingredients that brings a crisp fresh flavor to your holiday or weeknight meal!
Course Side
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 3 - 4 people
Calories 279kcal
Author Imma


  • 1- 1 1/2 pound fresh green beans , trimmed
  • 5-6 slices thick bacon , chopped
  • 5-6 garlic cloves , sliced
  • ½ onion , chopped
  • 1-2 teaspoons creole seasoning
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • parmesan (optional)


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil, then add green beans and let it cook for about 4 -5 minutes. Remove and add in cold iced water to stop the cooking. Drain and set aside. This step might be done in advance and refrigerated to save time.
  • Place sauce-pan or skillet on medium high heat, then add bacon, saute until crispy about 6-7 minutes .Remove all but 2-3 Tablespoon bacon grease. You may add more if desired.
  • Add sliced garlic, onion, saute for 2 minutes. Then add green beans and creole seasoning. Continue stirring for about 3-5 minutes.
  • Remove and top with parmesan cheese.


Calories: 279kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 24mg | Sodium: 266mg | Potassium: 903mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 2885IU | Vitamin C: 48.2mg | Calcium: 149mg | Iron: 4.1mg