Step aside green bean casserole, because these firehouse green beans with bacon here to stay. This is an incredibly easy last-minute side dish for holidays with the best blend of garlic, parmesan and bacon.

It will leave all the green bean haters begging for the recipe!

This recipe is made in less than 10 minutes with just a handful of ingredients.

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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 based on the many years of Pinterest and Facebook shares, it must be yours, too!

If you haven’t tried them yet, there’s not time like the present. You’ve got to try these Grilled Green Beans, too – so good! You can even learn how to French Cut Green Beans here!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • 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. It takes less than 10 minutes to make this tasty side dish.
  • These Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon are so incredibly easy to make and require just a few ingredients.
  • The shallot and garlic flavor the beans and allows all of the flavors to seep in for a memorable last minute side dish.
  • I love that it takes no time at all to make, so you can cook it up right before serving.

Shopping List

  • Salted Butter
  • Fresh Minced Garlic
  • Shallot
  • Bacon
  • French Cut Green Beans (Canned)
  • Parmesan

Substitutions and Variations

  • 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 – Sub with yellow onion if you need to.
  • Bacon – Use fresh bacon or purchase bacon pieces in the salad section of your grocer.
  • 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 often prefer in other green bean dishes. However, 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.
  • Parmesan – Learn how to grate cheese here.

How to Make

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

  • 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.

Serving Suggestions

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

Easy green beans with bacon topped with parmesan in a skillet

How to Store

  • Room Temperature – Your firehouse green beans with bacon can remain at room temperature for up to two hours while serving.
  • Refrigerate – Store for 3-5 days in an airtight container in your refrigerator.
  • Freeze – You can freeze cooked green beans in a tightly closed freezer bag or in an airtight container for up to three months.
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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!
Prep: 1 minute
Cook: 6 minutes
Total: 7 minutes
Servings: 8
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Ingredients  

  • 3 tablespoons butter salted or unsalted
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • ½ shallot minced
  • 2 ounces bacon 1/2 pkg real bacon pieces
  • 29 ounce green beans 2 cans french cut, strained
  • ½ 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.

Julie’s Tips

  • 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. 

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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

Estimated nutrition information is provided as a courtesy and is not guaranteed.

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    1. Yes, drain the water. I never use garlic powder…minced garlic keeps in your refrigerator for months and adds a lot more flavor. Give it a try, I just might convert you 😉