Garlic & Bacon Green Beans

If I’m being honest, I just added the bacon the last time I made these green beans. Normally, they’re delicious without but bacon is never wrong, so I added it.

P.s. This is my first food blog post and I really don’t know what I’m doing so be easy on me! I’m sure my foodie friends are reading this like, Whit…let me show you how it’s done. LOL! 🙂

In our house, it’s hard to get vegetables on the plate sometimes. I personally don’t mind them, but with a 2 year old and a fiancĂ© who also acts like a 2 year old (kidding, kind of) I’m the only person really eating them! With that being said, easy and quick meals are the best fit for my lifestyle.

EASY, Tasty, and healthy! (sort of) lol

The best part about these kind of recipes is you can add little or more of something I use! Make it your own of course, to your likings. I love this recipe because it’s quick and SUPER tasty! and Dustin approves! I usually whip these up with steak or chicken and maybe another side dish. Guess what? Axel loves them too! WIN!

Rinse your green beans and chop the ends off, those don’t taste so great.

In a medium or large pot bring about a cup of water to a boil, add the green beans and cook for about 4-5 minutes.

Prepare another skillet with oil and minced garlic until fragrant then add your green beans. Medium heat.

Toss the green beans and garlic together. Add your seasoning. I like to add Lawry’s season salt, pepper and paprika.

Next: The best part! Buttaaaa. Sauté for 3-5 minutes or so, try not to overcooks so they have a nice crisp!

Everything is better with butter. You’re done! Enjoy.

Did someone say bacon?

Added bacon just like week when we made these for dinner and YUMMMMM!

Garlic & Bacon Green Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Category: Side Dish

Cuisine: American

Servings: 4 Servings

Garlic & Bacon Green Beans

Delicious sautéed and flavorful green beans with fresh garlic added. THE perfect on the go side dish that fits almost any meal!


  • 1 pound green beans
  • 3 tablespoons of butter or margarine
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon seasoning salt (I use Lawry’s)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of bacon


  1. Cook your bacon before you start on your green beans, it will take the longest. You’re probably going to have a lot left over!
  2. In a medium pot bring a cup of water to a boil on medium heat, add green beans and continue cooking for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Right before the green beans are finished boiling, bring a separate skillet to medium heat and add the oil and minced garlic. Cook garlic until fragrant (less than a minute) and add your (drained) green beans.
  4. Add your seasonings and butter, sauté for 3-4 minutes. Toss to combine. You want to keep that crunch!
  5. Crunch up your bacon and toss in at the end! Enjoy 🙂

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