Smothered Green Beans


Fresh green beans with bacon and onions and robust garlicky flavor.

looking down at a large skillet of smothered green beans
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
50 mins


  • 6 thick slices bacon, chopped

  • ½ cup onions, minced

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 cup water, or as needed

  • teaspoon salt

  • 1 pinch ground black pepper


  1. Place bacon in a large, deep skillet over medium-high heat; cook until fat begins to render. Stir in onion and garlic; cook and stir for 1 minute.

  2. Stir in beans and water. Cook until water has evaporated and beans are tender. Add more water as needed until beans are tender. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

98 Calories
5g Fat
7g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 98
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 7%
Saturated Fat 2g 9%
Cholesterol 14mg 5%
Sodium 343mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 13mg 66%
Calcium 34mg 3%
Iron 1mg 6%
Potassium 254mg 5%

* 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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