This is a nice green bean dish for company that's low carb, too. Reheats nicely for leftovers.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place bacon in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium high heat until evenly browned but only slightly crisp. Drain grease, leaving a small amount in the skillet for later use. Crumble bacon, reserving 2 tablespoons for garnish, and set aside.

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  • Cook frozen beans in a covered, microwavable dish for about 3 minutes until thawed, but not fully cooked. Drain liquid, pat dry, and set aside.

  • Reheat skillet with residual bacon grease over medium-high heat. Stir in bacon and garlic until garlic is lightly golden. Add green beans and feta cheese, and season with onion powder and black pepper. Cook and stir until most of the feta cheese has melted, about 2 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish, and garnish with remaining feta cheese and crumbled bacon. Serve hot.

Nutrition Facts

127.9 calories; 7.3 g protein; 6.1 g carbohydrates; 27.5 mg cholesterol; 434.9 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I scaled this for 12 on Easter, and it was a huge hit. I had tested it out the night before on a couple girlfriends and made a couple changes that I believe really helped the dish. 1) Increased the garlic (doubled it) 2) Chopped a medium onion up and threw it in the pan just as the bacon was finishing cooking. Then when I threw the bacon in with the beans the onions went in too. Combined with the garlic it gave it just the flavors it needed. It was such a hit everyone was asking for the recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/07/2006
Made these for our family Thanksgiving potluck. Wanted a new twist on green beans and thought these sounded good but they were only so-so. (Also made the Syrian Green Beans which were awesome!) I think the flavors worked well together just too overwhelming for the beans. I will perhaps make them again but cut down on both the feta and bacon. Used fresh green beans -- about 1 lb partially cooked for about 5 mins in microwave drained then proceeded w/recipe. Just seemed too heavy though I love both feta and bacon. Read More
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115 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 76
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I scaled this for 12 on Easter, and it was a huge hit. I had tested it out the night before on a couple girlfriends and made a couple changes that I believe really helped the dish. 1) Increased the garlic (doubled it) 2) Chopped a medium onion up and threw it in the pan just as the bacon was finishing cooking. Then when I threw the bacon in with the beans the onions went in too. Combined with the garlic it gave it just the flavors it needed. It was such a hit everyone was asking for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/31/2008
I scaled this for 12 on Easter, and it was a huge hit. I had tested it out the night before on a couple girlfriends and made a couple changes that I believe really helped the dish. 1) Increased the garlic (doubled it) 2) Chopped a medium onion up and threw it in the pan just as the bacon was finishing cooking. Then when I threw the bacon in with the beans the onions went in too. Combined with the garlic it gave it just the flavors it needed. It was such a hit everyone was asking for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/24/2006
Excellent recipe. I made this dish for Thanksgiving at my parents so I cooked it right before I left and just reheated it a little once I was there. I would not change a thing to the ingredients but had to make some slight adjustments to the cooking times. I needed to cook the beans much longer than 3 minutes to thaw them. Also when I put the feta cheese and beans in at the same time the cheese melted before the beans were hot enough. This resulted in the cheese turning in to a big glob that I had to cool and tear apart. I think next time I would cook the beans with the onion powder and pepper and then add the cheese when the beans are hot enough. It was delicious though. Everyone who tried it loved it and I gave the recipe out to several people. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/14/2010
Who wouldn't be intrigued with the idea of feta cheese on green beans? I just had to try it. Hubs would have no part of it but part of the beauty of this recipe was that it was easy enough to accomodate both of us. I used fresh green beans rather than the frozen not that I wouldn't have used the frozen if fresh weren't available. I threw some finely chopped onion in with the bacon and garlic and so omitted the onion powder. To finish I didn't mix the feta cheese into the beans because simply put I didn't like that idea. I just sprinkled some of the feta over the top upon serving. Unusual and delicious with quite a nice presentation particularly for just...green beans. Great recipe and certainly best if not cooked beyond crisp-tender. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/28/2008
Good but not great. This needs slight modifications...I have a new microwave and my beans did not cook in 3 minutes. Wish I would have tasted one before adding to the pan. This needs more garlic and onion. Next time I try this I will steam fresh beans and use them. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/30/2009
Green beans feta and bacon-- all my favorite things! Made this for Thanksgiving dinner and it was a real hit. I used fresh green beans and steamed them for 10 mins before adding to frypan. Be sure to soak your frypan right away so the cheese residue doesn't stick; this makes for an easier clean-up. We really enjoyed this and I'm definitely going to add it to my holiday repetoire. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/06/2006
Made these for our family Thanksgiving potluck. Wanted a new twist on green beans and thought these sounded good but they were only so-so. (Also made the Syrian Green Beans which were awesome!) I think the flavors worked well together just too overwhelming for the beans. I will perhaps make them again but cut down on both the feta and bacon. Used fresh green beans -- about 1 lb partially cooked for about 5 mins in microwave drained then proceeded w/recipe. Just seemed too heavy though I love both feta and bacon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/06/2011
This is a great side dish to bring to a BBQ or summer party. I use the Green Giant Full Length Green Beans Steamable Bags and add crumbled bacon feta & seasonings as soon as I take it out of bag. So fast and tons of compliments! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/30/2011
Followed the recipe exactly while I loved the bacon and the feta I did not like the beans. Maybe it was because these were frozen beans I'm not sure. I plan on trying this recipe with fresh beans and see if that makes a difference! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/24/2012
4 stars as written because why would anyone use frozen when you can easily use fresh? Mine was a 5 star dish because I used fresh green beans steamed. My family loved it. Will be making often. Read More
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