Delicious and easy to make, these bacon wrapped green bean bundles are a must for any Thanksgiving or Christmas table. Sweet and salty, this restaurant quality side is as tasty as it is pretty!
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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Perfectly sweet and salty, they work well with so many mains and are super simple to make. They make a wonderful addition to any occasion dinner, but they are quick enough to make that you can serve them as part of a weeknight meal.
Why you will love these bacon wrapped green bean bundles!
- Quick: These beans are ready to serve in less than 30 minutes and are quick to prep.
- Easy: A few simple ingredients and no fancy techniques. They are so simple to make, I’m pretty sure you’ll make them more than once!
- Kid Friendly: Yep, that’s right, even kids love this vegetable side dish! I mean, bacon makes everything better!
How to make bacon wrapped green bean bundles
Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!
- Boil the beans in salted water to partially cook them.
- Place them in a bowl of iced water and allow to dry.
- Season the beans.
- Sprinkle the bacon with granulated onion, brown sugar and smoked paprika.
- Wrap the beans with the bacon.
- Bake in the oven until the bacon has crisped.
What do you serve them with?
These green bean bundles are great to serve with roasted meats, seafood, and chicken. Try them with:
Can you make them ahead of time?
These bean bundles are best to serve as soon as you’ve made them so that the bacon is nice and crispy. You can wrap the beans in the bacon a couple of hours before you want to cook them, so you just need top pop them in the oven to serve.
Why do you need to place them in iced water?
This is a crucial step when cooking these beans. Placing them in ice water stops the cooking process so that they don’t get too soft and still have a nice bite to them. It also helps to keep them a vibrant green color.
- Take care not to overcook the green beans when you boil them. They just need a couple of minutes.
- I used fresh beans, but you can use frozen too. They may require a little longer to boil them, but otherwise the recipe remains the same.
- Line a baking sheet with foil so that the green bean bundles are easy to remove and clean up is quicker.