Bacon + Green Beans Sauté

Light but tasty, this Bacon and Green Beans Sauté is a staple in my kitchen and loved by all in my household. Quick and easy, and cooks in one pan. Share as a side by itself or as a main dish served with brown rice. I usually serve this Bacon and Green Beans Sauté with sliced boiled eggs or fried eggs for a fulfilling, protein-packed meal.

🕔 Ready in about 30 minutes
🌿 5 ingredients
🍴 Serves about 6


6 bacon slices
2 pounds green beans
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder


If desired, TRIM the stems off the green beans. CHOP the bacon slices. In a large all-purpose pan, COOK bacon over medium heat until brown and crisp. Set bacon aside and leave 2 tablespoons of bacon oil in the pan.

STIR in green beans, garlic, onion and salt, and COOK until green beans are tender, about 10 minutes. Turn heat off, STIR in bacon to combine.

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Tools: cutting board and knife or kitchen shears, large all-purpose pan, cooking spoon, egg slicer (if serving boiled eggs)

Tips: If serving rice, don’t forget to cook it—with instant pot, rice cooker or stove top—just before or between cooking the main dish to ensure it’s ready to serve along with your other dishes. For ease and speed, fold 2 bacon slices in half and cut them up with kitchen shears. Use the same plate or bowl the bacon was cut on to transfer the cooked bacon for less dirty dishes, and there’s no need to line the plate or bowl with paper towel. To make this kid friendly, chop or cut the green beans into 1-inch bite-sized pieces.

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