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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans (easy recipe!)

bacon wrapped green beans


These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are the perfect holiday appetizer or side! Easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes — what’s not to love?!

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Jazz up any holiday table with these oh so fun bacon wrapped green beans! They’re perfect for a Thanksgiving table or a game day spread. We’ll show you how to whip these up (in under 30 min!) below.

bacon wrapped green beans on a plate topped with parmesan cheese

Simple Ingredients for a Delicious Side or App

These bacon wrapped green beans come together with a few simple ingredients that create the such a flavorful side or appetizer:

  • Thick-cut bacon
  • Fresh green beans
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Minced fresh thyme and rosemary
  • Shredded parmesan cheese
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

Green Beans Nutrition

We’re big fans of this green veggie over here on Fit Foodie Finds. Not only are green beans super versatile, they’re nutrient-dense and lower in calories. Per 1 cup serving, there are only 38 calories and no fat. Green beans are rich in vitamin A, C, and K, and folic acid.

Green Beans Nutrition (per 1 cup): 38 calories, 0g fat, 9g carbs, 2g sugar, 4g fiber, 2g protein

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans (step by step)

Preheat and Partially Cook Bacon

First, preheat oven to 400ºF and place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Then, place the uncooked bacon on top of wire rack making sure they are not touching. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.

raw bacon ready to be baked

Prep Green Beans

Meanwhile, prepare green beans by rinsing and patting dry, and then snip the ends off each green bean.

WANT GREENER green beans?

Optional extra step for greener green beans: Blanch your green beans before bacon-wrapping to keep that beautiful brighter green color!

It’s simple and easy, but does require using another pot and adds a bit of time to this recipe. You’ll need to: bring a large pot of water to a boil, then blanch green beans for 1 minute before removing from heat and straining the green beans. This step will prevent your green beans from losing color. Note: we did NOT do this step for our photos.

Place green beans in a large bowl and then top with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, rosemary, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine everything making sure to fully coat all the green beans.

Wrap Green Bean Bundles

Once the bacon has cooked for 10 minutes, remove from oven and set aside. Using the same baking sheet, use a piece of paper towel to spread out the bacon grease to grease the pan. 

Then, lay a piece of bacon on the baking sheet and place 8-10 green beans on top. Roll the bacon up, securing the green beans bundle. Repeat until all bacon is gone. You will likely have lots of leftover herbs and cheese. Don’t throw that away: Sprinkle every last bit on top of the green beans.

Bake and Enjoy

Bake bacon-wrapped green beans for around 20 minutes at 400ºF or until the bacon is cooked and browned. Serve as a healthy side or an appetizer!

bacon wrapped green beans ready to be baked on a baking sheet

Can You Prep These Ahead of Time?

Yes! This is one of our favorite parts about this recipe. Simply prep everything through step 6, and then store your partially prepared bacon wrapped green beans in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Then, all you need to do is the last step right before you’re going to serve these bad boys: bake for around 20 minutes at 400ºF or until the bacon is cooked and browned, serve and ENJOY!

bacon wrapped green beans on a baking sheet

More Recipes with Green Beans

Have green beans on hand and looking for other healthy recipe options? Here are some of our faves:

bacon wrapped green beans served on a wooden platter
bacon wrapped green beans

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are the perfect holiday appetizer or side! Easy to make and ready in under 30 minutes — what’s not to love?!

Prep: 15 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 30 minutes

Fat 8

Carbs 4

Protein 6

Yield 10 1x


Ingredients

  • 1 lb. thick-cut bacon (1012 strips)
  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh rosemary
  • 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 400ºF and place a wire rack on top of a baking sheet. Then, place the uncooked bacon on top of wire rack making sure they are not touching. Bake at 400ºF for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, prepare green beans. Rinse and pat dry. Then, snip the ends off of your green beans.
  3. Optional extra step for greener green beans: bring a large pot of water to a boil, then blanch green beans for 1 minute. Remove from heat and strain. This step will prevent your green beans from losing color. However, it does require another pot and more time. Note: we did NOT do this step for our photos.
  4. Place green beans in a large bowl and then top with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, thyme, rosemary, parmesan, salt, and pepper. Toss to combine everything.
  5. Once the bacon has cooked for 10 minutes, remove from oven and set aside. Using the same baking sheet, use a piece of paper towel to spread out the bacon grease to grease the pan. 
  6. Then, lay a piece of bacon on the baking sheet and place 8-10 green beans on top. Roll the bacon up, securing the green beans bundle. Repeat until all bacon is gone. You will likely have lots of leftover herbs and cheese. Don’t throw that away! Sprinkle every last bit on top of the green beans.
  7. Bake bacon-wrapped green beans for around 20 minutes at 400ºF or until the bacon is cooked and browned.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 bacon wrapped bundle
Calories: 109
Sugar: 2
Sodium: 366
Fat: 8
Carbohydrates: 4
Fiber: 1
Protein: 6
Cholesterol: 17

Author: Linley RichterCategory: AppetizerMethod: OvenCuisine: AmericanDiet: Gluten Free

Keywords: bacon wrapped green beans

bacon wrapped green beans on a plate ready to be served





Source: Fit Foodie Finds, Author: Emily Richter

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