Rating: 4.5 stars
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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.



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


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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