Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon is such a delicious and classic side dish. Tender green beans cooked in garlic and parmesan with added bacon will be a winner at the dinner table!

This side dish goes perfectly with my Garlic Herb Prime Rib , Spinach Bacon Stuffed Pork,  or even this Honey Glazed Ham!

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon cut up into the green beans in the white dish.

Green Bean Casserole

Green beans make such a great side to any meal. But when you add garlic, parmesan, and bacon, I could eat this by themself. These green beans were crisp and tender and the flavor is incredible. And let’s be honest. Bacon just makes life better in general so it was a total win in this green bean dish. My family devoured these green beans and they ended up being the star of the dinner table. They are perfect for the holidays and all year long. This will be one of the best green bean recipes that you ever eat!

How do I make Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon?

  • Start by trimming the ends of your green beans and slice into 2 inch pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook until tender 5-8 minutes and drain. Put the green beans in an ice bath.
  • In a medium sized skillet, cook the Diced Bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the fat.
  • After draining fat, use the same skillet and add the butter and garlic to the skillet and saute until tender. Add bacon, green beans, and Parmesan cheese to the skillet and cook until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste.

 

Chopped up bacon being cooked in the black skillet using a white wooden spoon to stir.

How do I cook fresh Green Beans?

There are many ways to prepare fresh Green Beans. Some people like to cut the ends off of green beans, others are just fine without doing so. It’s a matter of personal preference.

To boil fresh Green Beans like I do in this recipe:  I cut of the ends of my Green Beans and slice into 2 inch pieces. I then put the Green Beans into a large pot and boil until they are tender (which is typically between 5-8 minutes).

To Saute Green Beans:  Start by trimming the Green Beans to your preference. With the Green Beans add a Splash of Oil to a skillet on medium heat with desired spices and stir for about 5 minutes or until tender.

-To Steam. With Steaming basket place it into a large sauce pan with water filled level with the bottom of the steamer basket. Bring to a Boil. Add your Trimmed Green Beans to the steamer basket with the lid on, and steam for about 5 minutes or until tender.

An up close photo of the garlic Parmesan green beans with the chopped up cooked bacon and garnished with Parmesan sprinkles.

Can you put raw bacon in green beans?

You want to make sure that you start the process of cooking the bacon. Cook the bacon until it is about half way cooked though and add the green beans in. The grease doesn’t have to be drained, it will help cook the green beans. I like my bacon more on the crispy side, so I cook the bacon pretty crispy and remove it while I am cooking the green beans. I add the bacon back in when the dish is finished.

Looking for more holiday side dishes? Look no further!

 

Garlic Parmesan green beans with bacon and a black skillet with the wooden spoon stirring.

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon

5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 people

Description

Garlic Parmesan Green Beans with Bacon is such a delicious and classic side dish.  Tender green beans cooked in garlic and parmesan with added bacon will be a winner at the dinner table!


Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds green beans
  • 1/2 pound bacon diced
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 3 Tablespoons parmesan cheese grated
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Start by trimming the ends of your green beans and slice into 2 inch pieces. Bring a large pot of water to a boil and add the green beans. Cook until tender 5-8 minutes and drain and put the green beans in an ice bath.
  2. In a medium sized skillet cook the bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain the fat. Add the butter to the skillet and garlic and saute until tender. Add bacon, green beans, and parmesan cheese to the skillet and cook until heated through. Salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 12

Calories117kcal (6%)Carbohydrates6g (2%)Protein4g (8%)Fat9g (14%)Saturated Fat3g (15%)Cholesterol16mg (5%)Sodium158mg (7%)Potassium200mg (6%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar2g (2%)Vitamin A568IU (11%)Vitamin C9mg (11%)Calcium45mg (5%)Iron1mg (6%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Alyssa I can’t find a place that I can print this receipt I am 72 year old and I grow my garden with different types of beans and i would like to save this receipt for later when I pick beans this summer . IS there a print button somewhere? Thank You and GOD bless

      1. Alyssa- have you ever added a little sugar & vinegar for a sweet & sour change of taste? My daughter-in-law made beans this way & they were great!

      1. How would you reheat then? Will the bacon get soggy if it’s refrigerated for a day? I’d like to make these for Thanksgiving but trying to make as much ahead of time as possible

    1. Yes! Any and all of my recipes can be cut in half for a smaller portion. You can also freeze or have left overs for a few days. Freezing works well with a lot of my recipes and are great to warm up. Hope that helps! Thanks for following along with me!

  2. 5 stars
    This is one of my favorite dishes. It will not let me print the recipe. I am signed up to receive emails from you.

    1. Oh no! I am sorry that you are not able to print the recipes. I just tried printing this specific recipe and it turned out great. Let me know if you still can’t get it to print. Thanks for following along with me!

  3. I’m looking at the carbs for nutritional value and it says 70, I’m confused where do the carbs come from? Every ingredient is low in carbs, so can you please explain. Thank you

  4. Gotta ask the question, where does alllll the calories and other nutritional info come from. Is it per severing? So there is 1400 calories in 1 serving????? And 70 Carbs

  5. Hi. I’m hoping to make this tomorrow for Thanksgiving. I don’t have fresh green beans, so I was thinking of making the SteamFresh BirdsEye Green Beans and steam them first in the microwave then mix with the other ingredients in a skillet. Do you think this will work out ok? Thanks

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