Another family favorite vegetable side-dish that is simple and quick to make. Great for family dinners, Thanksgiving, or any occasion. You can substitute lime zest for the lemon zest, if desired.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
20 mins
total:
35 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place green beans in a pot and cover with water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans start to soften, about 10 minutes. Drain water, leaving beans in the pot.

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  • Place bacon strips on a microwave-safe plate and cook in the microwave until crisp, about 2 minutes. Cool and crumble bacon.

  • Stir butter and bacon into beans in the pot and return to medium heat; cook and stir until butter melts, 2 to 3 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir until fragrant, 3 to 4 minutes. Top with lemon zest and stir.

Cook's Notes:

Remove the bacon for a healthier dish. However, adding the bacon is a great option that adds great flavor to the beans.

Nutrition Facts

189 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 8.5g; fat 16.7g; cholesterol 44mg; sodium 185.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (21)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2017
My family loved this recipe but I will cut down on the butter next time I make it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2017
Way too much butter in this recipe and we love butter very disappointed this is the first recipe on this app that was not something I would ever make again! Read More
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25 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 18
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2017
My family loved this recipe but I will cut down on the butter next time I make it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2015
Quick and easy. The lemon zest gave it a nice pop of flavor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/24/2017
I used 2 pounds of beans 3 slices of bacon 3 cloves of garlic and some fresh lime juice and zest. Compliments at Thanksgiving dinner. I will make it again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/25/2015
Great flavor. I used 4 pieces of bacon I cooked on the stove and only 1/4 cup of butter. Quick simple and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/25/2016
Great flavor. As others have indicated kind of an absurd amount of butter. We also added more garlic and baked the bacon. Yum! Great Thanksgiving side dish! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/18/2017
Easy to make & pretty tasty. After reading the reviews I decided to use one stick of butter instead of two and it was plenty. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/30/2016
A bit too much butter for our taste; but I will certainly serve it again just with less butter. Other than that we loved it!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/29/2016
We made this for Christmas and it was fantastic! As one reviewer mentioned it was indeed swimming in butter. Next time I'll try just one stick instead of two. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/12/2017
Way too much butter in this recipe and we love butter very disappointed this is the first recipe on this app that was not something I would ever make again! Read More
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