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Garlic and Bacon Green Beans

Forget the cream soup and fried onions. Change up your typical side dish and try these Garlic and Bacon Green Beans for one of your holiday sides. You will not be disappointed.

Garlic and Bacon Green Beans


Lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com, adapted from Bacon Butter Cheese Garlic


  • 12 cups fresh green beans
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 0.75 cups bacon, diced
  • 1 Tablespoon sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons pepper


In a large bowl combine green beans, garlic, bacon, salt and pepper.  Spread beans on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, ensuring that beans are in a single layer. Bake 350F for 15-20 minutes.

Freezing Directions:

In a large bowl combine green beans, garlic, bacon, salt and pepper.  Divide ingredients between 2 gallon freezer bags. Label and freeze. TO SERVE: Thaw. Spread beans on a parchment paper lined baking sheet, ensuring beans are in a single layer. Bake 350F for 15-20 minutes.

Servings:  8

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

20 Responses to “Garlic and Bacon Green Beans”

  1. ray says:

    I make something similar once in awhile for dinner. I sliver the beans and I also add 1 egg and scramble into beans and bacon and add alot of pepper and just a dash of shoyu. Yumm!! great for bento lunch the next day too.

  2. ray says:

    sorry I stir fry dish and not bake

  3. Julie says:

    Sounds delicious. Is the bacon pre-cooked, or do you add it raw?

  4. You had me at garlic and bacon … I didn’t need to read any further!

  5. kristi says:

    Drool. Bacon is my meat weakness. This looks incredible.

  6. Marie says:

    Is it really 12 cups?

    • lisa says:

      Marie – It does sound like a lot of green beans doesn’t it? However when you are starting with the fresh, raw green beans they will measure out to quite a few cups. But when cooked down they will be less.

  7. Jessica says:

    Hi- If I’m doing OAMC, how many freezer bags should I divide this into? Perhaps 2? Saw that you referred to it in the directions, bot no where else. Thanks. Love Paelp OAMC recipes :)

  8. Penny Fairman says:

    Because we always have green bean casserole with Thanksgiving dinner I decided to make this recipe with brocolli instead. Oh. My. Goodness. It was so good! Everyone loved it!

  9. Edlyn says:

    Wondering if, for the freezing preparation, it would work with frozen green beans instead of fresh. Has anyone tried it that way?

  10. Cammy Kin says:

    I made this and it was amazing. My better half does not like green beans so I crave them at times. I quartered the recipe so I would get two servings. I will be dang if the better half decided to try my beans and he ate almost all of them! Great recipe!

    • Lisa says:

      Yeah for winning the hubby over! These are one of my family favorites as well, and are gobbled up everytime I serve them.

  11. Andrea says:

    I am wondering about the beans. When freezing fresh green beans, you must blanch them. Did I misread the recipe b/c I don’t see any blanching, just raw beans in the freezer.

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