Cheesy Green Beans with Bacon


Cheese and bacon liven up plain green beans. This dish can be served immediately after preparing, but I often refrigerate it overnight to let the flavors blend together, then reheat it in a 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) oven until heated through.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
40 mins
10 servings


  • 10 slices bacon

  • 2 (16 ounce) packages frozen cut green beans

  • 1 cup water

  • 1 pound sliced fresh mushrooms

  • ¾ cup chopped onion

  • ¾ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 (16 ounce) jar processed cheese sauce


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside. Reserve 1/4 cup of bacon drippings in the skillet.

  2. Place green beans and water in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer 6 minutes, or until tender but crisp; drain.

  3. Place mushrooms and onion into the skillet with the reserved bacon drippings. Cook and stir over medium-high heat for 10 minutes; drain. Reserving 2 tablespoons for topping, mix the crumbled bacon into the skillet. Stir in the green beans. Season with pepper, and transfer to a 2 quart baking dish.

  4. Melt the cheese sauce in the microwave, and pour over the green bean mixture. Sprinkle with reserved bacon, and serve.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

219 Calories
14g Fat
13g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 219
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 17%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 44mg 15%
Sodium 948mg 41%
Total Carbohydrate 13g 5%
Dietary Fiber 4g 13%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 11g
Vitamin C 10mg 48%
Calcium 191mg 15%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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