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Make easy Bacon Wrapped Green Beans for an appetizer or delicious side dish. The green beans are topped with brown sugar and bacon for the best flavor.

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Green beans wrapped in bacon recipe looks fabulous on the dining table and the presentation is definitely amazing. You will love how simple they are to make and the perfect side dish to enjoy for holidays or a weeknight meal.

These green beans wrapped in strips of bacon are always a family favorite. I mean everything is better when bacon is involved. If you think so too, check out these other delicious recipes – Bacon Wrapped Pickles, Bacon Wrapped Dates, or Bacon Wrapped Corn on the Cob.

Why We Love this Recipe:

These bacon wrapped green bean bundles is a must for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter. They require minimal ingredients which make them a budget friendly side dish.

The combination of the brown sugar on the green beans and bacon makes the best sweet and savory flavor.

Ingredients:

ingredients for recipe: bacon, green beans, brown sugar, salt
  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Bacon Strips
  • Brown Sugar
  • Salt and Pepper

Variations:

  • Brown Sugar – Feel free to adjust the amount of brown sugar if you don’t like the sweet and savory combination. You can omit the brown sugar entirely if you prefer, but the brown sugar flavor is amazing.
  • Green Beans – We used thin French green beans. You can use regular green beans but they will need longer to cook since they are thicker.
  • Seasoning – Feel free to change the seasoning to what your prefer. You can make a brown sugar glaze with melted butter and brown sugar in a small bowl. Mix garlic salt and butter for garlic butter variations is also a delicious option for a savory side.

Step by Step Instructions:

  • Step 1 – Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.

Step 2 – Start by wrapping about 6 to 8 green beans with a piece of the bacon. Secure with a toothpick. Then put the bundle of green beans on the baking sheet.

Step 3 – Once all of the bundles are situated, sprinkle them with the brown sugar and salt.

  • Step 4 – Bake these for about 20 to 25 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and cooked through in a preheated oven. The time may need adjusting so that the green beans are cooked to your preference.

Recipe Tips:

  • Softer Green Beans – The green beans are slightly crispy in this recipe. If you prefer softer green beans, cook them for about 5 minutes longer.
  • Bacon – Thin cut bacon is best in this recipe. The thick cut bacon takes longer to cook and the side facing the green beans is harder to get crispy.
  • Line Baking Sheet – Don’t forget to put the foil or parchment paper down on the sheet pan. It really helps with cleanup. I highly recommend it.
  • Prepare Green Beans – Before bundling the green beans, make sure to wash and trim off the ends. I usually just take a bundle of green beans with my hands and place on the cutting board. With a sharp knife, cut off both ends of the green beans.
  • Cut Bacon – We recommend cutting bacon, as you only need to wrap the green beans once around. Then you secure with a toothpick to ensure the bacon stays wrapped.
green bean bundles wrapped in bacon

Can I Make in Advance?

Yes! Save time and make these in advance. It is so nice having one less thing to do especially if you are serving this for a holiday or special occasion.

Simply make these as normal but don’t add the salt and brown sugar on top. You just want to make the bundles and cover. Put in the refrigerator up to 24 hours in advance.

When you are ready to cook, sprinkle the brown sugar and salt. Bake as normal. This is so easy to make ahead.

I think it is a fun recipe to make. I can’t wait for you to try it.

green bean bundles wrapped in bacon

Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you need to blanch the green beans first?

I do not blanch the green beans in this recipe, but you can. Blanching the green beans first will give you a softer green beans.

Do you Need to Precook the Bacon?

You do not need to precook the bacon if you are using thinly sliced bacon. If you are using a thicker bacon, I do recommend precooking the bacon to make sure the bacon is crispy and finished when the green beans are cooked.

How to Store Leftovers:

Store you leftovers in an airtight container and place in the fridge. They will stay fresh for up to 4 days.

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

5 from 16 votes
Make easy bacon wrapped green beans for a delicious side dish. The green beans are topped with brown sugar and bacon for the best flavor.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 225

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Fresh Green Beans
  • 6 slices Bacon
  • 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Trim the ends off of the fresh green beans and cut the bacon slices in half.
  • Line a baking sheet with foil or parchment paper.
  • Wrap approximately 6-8 green beans with a piece of the bacon and secure it on with a toothpick.
  • Then place the wrapped green beans on the baking sheet. Sprinkle the green beans wrapped in bacon with the brown sugar and salt.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes until the bacon is cooked through and the green beans are cooked.
  • Serve warm and then enjoy!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 225kcal, Carbohydrates 22g, Protein 6g, Fat 13g, Saturated Fat 4g, Trans Fat 1g, Cholesterol 22mg, Sodium 520mg, Potassium 323mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 17g, Vitamin A 795IU, Vitamin C 14mg, Calcium 55mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. I hv made these your years! You can also use whole green beans in a can, just drain very well! ALSO, do not add salt, you’ll get enough salt from the bacon!!! ALSO, sprinkle GARLIC OVER them before & after the brown sugar!!! You can use as much brown sugar & Garlic prdr as you wish(to taste)!! Spray margarine can be sprayed all over for added taste!!! If you like crispyness on your bacon, cook longer! They can also be placed close together on cookie sheet, it won’t hurt; actually works better!!!! Especially if the brown sugar covers the whole cookie sheet of the bundles!!! The taste of the bacon juices, bacon, garlic & brown sugar is what makes these AWESOME!!! You can’t eat just 4 either!!! I use 8-10 can of whole green beans & 2- 2 1/2 btls of thin sliced bacon w/some fat for a GOOD TASTE & turn out!!!! Enjoy!!!!