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Green Beans With Bacon

Delicious fresh green beans with bacon. A weeknight family favorite.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Author Karen Kelly


  • 1 pound of fresh green beans trimmed
  • 4 pieces of pre-cooked bacon
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper


  • Fill a large pot 3/4 full of water and a heavy sprinkle of salt. Bring to a boil.
  • Boil green beans for about 2-3 minutes or longer if you prefer more tender beans.
  • Immediately take them off the heat, place in a colander and rinse generously with cold water.
  • Heat a cast iron or other skillet over med high heat. Add 1-2 tbsp olive oil.
  • Dry green beans and add to saute pan. Cut bacon into pieces and add to pan.
  • Saute for about 5-10 minutes. Add salt and pepper to taste and serve.