Are green beans one of your “go-to” veggie sides for dinner? Do you ever hear the moans from your kids that they don’t like them? Now you can turn green beans into a side dish that will have them begging you for more! Bacon-Onion Green Beans are the answer!
Bacon-Onion Green Beans are so delish and so easy, two of my favorite things in a Toot Sweet life! The combo of the flavors are so good, I could eat a huge bowl for my meal!
I know, I know, the minute you throw bacon into the mix it sounds like the healthy factor of the veggie is cancelled out, but it doesn’t have to be unhealthy. There is a healthy way to prepare this side dish that is still full of flavor.
There is also a version that is a bit on the higher calorie side, but totally worth it now and then!
So here you go, a solution to your weeknight veggie side dishes that only result in moans, groans and wasted food.
Here’s the recipe:
- 1 package of frozen green beans
- ½ pound of bacon
- ½ medium onion, chopped
- salt and pepper to taste
- In a large skillet, cook bacon according to package directions.
- Remove bacon and set aside.
- Add chopped onion to the skillet and saute in the bacon grease until soft and translucent.
- Remove onions and place on a paper towel to absorb excess grease.
- Drain remaining grease from skillet.
- Add green beans to the skillet and cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring frequently.
- Meanwhile, cut or crumble the cooked bacon.
- Add bacon and onion to the green beans in the skillet.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper (optional).
- Cook for an additional 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
(other side dish recipes)
- Creamy Mashed Potatoes
- Easy Peasy Caprese Salad
- Irish Rainbow Country Potatoes
- Mexican Corn Salad
- Roasted Potato Wedges
- Zucchini Moons with Parmesan and Pine Nuts