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Simple Seasoned Green Beans

When I cook and eat vegetables I don’t particularly like them covered in cheese or smothered with butter. I enjoy tasting the actual vegetable’s flavor.


On Thanksgiving, I wanted to prepare fresh greens bean but not the traditional “green bean casserole”. I ended up making a simple seasoned green bean side dish and boy was it a hit!

You’ll need:
2 pound fresh green beans
3 slices thick sliced bacon
fresh pepper

Steam the cleaned green beans, I leave mine a little firm and crisp, drain.
Chop the bacon into pieces and fry until crispy using a pot large enough so when the bacon is cooked you have room for the green beans.
When the bacon has turned crispy turn off the heat and add the steamed green beans.
Toss together and pepper to taste.

My granddaughter trying to photobomb my picture, she’s eight and is actually very good in front of the camera.


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16 thoughts on “Simple Seasoned Green Beans”

  1. Angela Saver says:

    I have pinned this and can’t wait to make these for my family! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Emily says:

    Love the idea of adding the bacon! What a great combination of flavor that will be.

  3. Jolina says:

    I’m not the cook at home but my spouse likes to experiment. Love the addition of bacon here. Everything’s better with bacon after all! We will try this for sure (we always have green beans).

  4. Emily @ Love, Pasta and a Tool Belt says:

    I’m never sure how to cook my green beans so I love this recipe! We are always looking for ways to mix in different veggies.

  5. Melanie says:

    Green beans are my favorite! These look good.

  6. Ellie Augustin says:

    Green beans and bacon OH my this is gonna be so good yup have to make it tomorrow! Thanks so much for sharing.

  7. Sandra Shaffer says:

    Wonderful bean dish! I think simple is the perfect side to any main meal. Although, I think I could eat this whole bowl on my own it looks so good!

  8. Nicole Burkholder says:

    Bacon and green beans are a great match!

  9. Sarah says:

    Ha! Love the photobomber, my 8 year old is constantly doing that while I photograph things! Maybe my family would actually eat green beans if I cooked them with bacon… worth a try!

  10. Michelle Myers says:

    I’m in the camp that loves things smothered in butter or cheese! 😉 Although, adding bacon is a pretty awesome idea, bacon is a treasure!

  11. Theresa Sutton says:

    I love to put bacon in my beans too! It is so good and tasty.

  12. Angela says:

    I do love these simple side dishes! Makes weeknight dinners so much easier!

  13. Debi at Life Currents says:

    I love green beans; they are definitely one of my favorite veggies! I’m going to the store today, I think I need to pick some up!

  14. Dandi D says:

    I try to feed my family plenty of green veggies in the winter, so this looks like a great recipe to try!

  15. Laurajj says:

    Oh that sounds so good and easy to make! I need to try this for my family! We love having green beans, but I have never added bacon before.

  16. Mary says:

    I pinned this so I won’t forget how to fix these easily and healthy.

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