Green Beans with Bacon


A green bean recipe with bacon that my kids love.

close up view of Green Beans with Bacon in a pan
Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
45 mins
4 servings


  • 3 teaspoons olive oil

  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic

  • 2 ½ cups fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar

  • sea salt to taste

  • 3 slices smoked bacon, cut into small strips, or to taste

  • 4 tablespoons chicken broth, or more as needed


  1. Heat oil in a skillet over low heat. Add garlic and cook for 30 seconds. Stir in green beans and brown sugar, and season with sea salt. Add bacon, increase heat to medium, and stir.

  2. Pour chicken broth into the pan, cover, and let simmer for 10 minutes. Stir, adding more broth if needed. Cover and cook for another 10 minutes. Stir, uncover, and simmer over low heat until liquid evaporates, about 10 minutes more. Serve.

Cook's Note:

You can use frozen green beans instead of fresh, if preferred.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

104 Calories
7g Fat
9g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 104
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 301mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 9%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 11mg 57%
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 2mg 10%
Potassium 190mg 4%

* 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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