The best green beans recipe - quick, easy & full of flavor! A great side for Thanksgiving & Christmas or dinner!

Firehouse Green Beans

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!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Firehouse Green Beans
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 126 kcal
Author Julie Blanner


  • 3 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1/2 shallot minced
  • 2 oz bacon 1/2 pkg real bacon pieces
  • 29 oz green beans 2 cans french cut, strained
  • 1/2 c parmesan


  1. On medium low heat, add butter, garlic, shallot & 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 & serve.

Recipe Notes

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 Facts
Firehouse Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 126 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 20mg7%
Sodium 191mg8%
Potassium 241mg7%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 890IU18%
Vitamin C 13mg16%
Calcium 115mg12%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.