Firehouse Green Beans with Bacon

LAST UPDATED: Nov 24, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Nov 24, 2019 | By: Julie Blanner

Step aside green bean casserole, Green beans with Bacon are an easy, last-minute side dish for holidays with the best blend of garlic, parmesan and bacon that will have green bean haters begging for the recipe! Made in less than 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.

green beans with bacon in a skillet with text overlay

This post was originally published on November, 2014, and has been updated November 2019

I had no idea when I originally shared this easy Green Beans with Bacon recipe years ago, just how much y’all would love it! I’m not sure why I’m surprised, even I, a previous veggie hater eat them like candy.

This is one of our favorite side dishes and from Pinterest and Facebook shares, it must be yours, too! If you haven’t tried them yet, there’s not time like the present!

They’re quick, easy and oh so good! You can whip them up while waiting to carve the turkey or warm the rolls in the oven. 

To Make These Green Beans With Bacon, You Will Need:.

These Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon are so incredibly easy to make and require just a few ingredients. 

  • Butter – Salted or unsalted, your choice.
  • Garlic – I purchase minced garlic in the produce section of the grocery store. It’s a great shortcut that won’t cheat you on flavor.
  • Shallot – Shallots add so much flavor to this simple dish.
  • Bacon – Use fresh bacon or purchase bacon pieces in the salad section of your grocer. You won’t know the difference! The butter helps bring out the juices in the bacon.
  • Green Beans – Canned, French Cut to allow all the flavors to seep in while being sautéed. Yes, you can make this with fresh green beans, which I usually prefer, but I’ve tried both fresh and canned (this is one of our favorite and most frequently made side dishes) and I highly recommend using canned French Cut green beans. It’s an easy canned green bean recipe you’ll make again and again!
  • Parmesan – This is one of the few times I use grated parmesan, rather than fresh. This recipe is all about being quick and easy! 

The shallot and garlic flavor the beans and allows all of the flavors to seep in for a memorable last minute side dish.

How to Make Green Beans With Bacon

It takes less than 10 minutes to make this tasty side dish.

  • On medium low heat, combine butter, garlic, shallot and bacon to pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add green beans, increase heat to medium, stirring frequently until hot.
  • Garnish with parmesan and serve.

I love that it takes no time at all to make, so you can cook it up right before serving.

What to Serve Green Beans with Bacon With

These sautéed green beans with bacon pair well with chicken, turkey and steak! Try then with:

Easy green beans with bacon topped with parmesan in a skillet

Top Tips To Make Green Beans With Bacon

  • Don’t put the heat on high, the beans just need to be warmed through, not charred.
  • If using fresh beans, be sure to trim the ends and clean them.
  • Serve the beans immediately. This dish is best served hot.

sauteed green beans ready to serve

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green beans with bacon

Firehouse Green Beans with Bacon

Firehouse Green Beans with Bacon are an easy, last-minute side dish for holidays with the best blend of garlic, parmesan and bacon that will have green bean haters begging for the recipe!
4.25 from 37 votes
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 1 minute
Cook Time: 6 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 8
Calories: 126kcal

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 shallot minced
  • 2 ounce bacon 1/2 pkg real bacon pieces
  • 29 ounce green beans 2 cans french cut, strained
  • 1/2 cup parmesan grated

Instructions

  • On medium low heat, add butter, garlic, shallot and bacon to pan. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Add green beans, increase heat to medium, stirring frequently until hot.
  • Garnish with parmesan and serve.

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Notes

  • Don't put the heat on high, the beans just need to be warmed through, not charred.
  • If using fresh beans, be sure to trim the ends and clean them.
  • Serve the beans immediately.
  • You can make this with fresh green beans, which I usually prefer, but I’ve tried both fresh and canned and I highly recommend using canned French Cut green beans. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 126kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 20mg | Sodium: 191mg | Potassium: 241mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 890IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1.1mg
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