Our Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are made with fresh green beans that get wrapped in a strip of bacon, brushed with a sweet ‘brown sugar’ sauce, and roasted to perfection! Perfect for a holiday dinner, but easy enough for any time!
We love pairing green beans with bacon around here. The two were just made for each other!
This time around we’re using fresh green beans, wrapping them in a strip of bacon, and then brushing the bundle with a simple sauce made of melted butter, brown sugar substitute, and garlic.
Just a handful of ingredients, but every bite is full of big flavor that keeps you coming back for more. I love when veggies are so good that I crave more of them!
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Green Beans – We’re using fresh green beans in this recipe. Frozen may also work, though we haven’t tested it.
Bacon – You’ll need one slice of bacon per bundle of green beans.
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- Roasting veggies brings out their natural sweetness and flavor and it’s a hands off way to cook them.
- Anything wrapped in bacon is a hit with the family!
- The sauce is so simple, but it adds a lot of flavor to the green beans.
- These are simple enough for a family dinner, but nice enough to serve at a holiday dinner!
- Wrap: Grab a handful of 5-10 green beans and wrap them in a slice of bacon.
- Sauce: Add the butter, brown sugar substitute, and garlic powder to a small sauce pan and melt together.
- Baste: Brush the sauce over the green bean bundles and then sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Bake: Cover with foil and roast for 35 minutes. Uncover and finish them off for another 10-15 minutes.
We like our roasted green beans to be, well, nice and roasty! If you’d like your beans less well done, cook the bacon in the oven on a sheet pan for about 5-10 minutes. Before the bacon starts to crisp up, remove it from the oven, pat with a paper towel to remove grease, cool until easily handled, and wrap the green beans with the par-cooked bacon. This will allow the bacon to finish cooking faster so your beans will be less well done!
Blanching the green beans first will set the color and you’ll end up with bright green bundles. While pretty, we tend to skip that step in favor of keeping things simple.
These will last in the fridge for 4-5 days and can be great for meal prep. We like them best reheated in the oven so that the bacon stays crisp, but they’ll also reheat in the microwave.
Want to mix things up a bit? No problem! It’s easy to customize the sauce on these bacon wrapped green beans to suit your tastes!
Make it Smoky: Add a dash of liquid smoke to the sauce!
Make it Maple: Add a dash of maple extract to the sauce to give it a maple flavor.
Make it Spicy: Add a pinch or two of ground cayenne to the sauce.
Make it Savory: Add a dash of Worcestershire sauce or soy sauce.
More Low Carb Side Dishes:
- Brussels Sprouts Casserole
- Creamy Tuscan Mushrooms
- Cauliflower au Gratin
- Broccoli Tots
- Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
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- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 6 slices bacon
- 3 tablespoons butter
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar substitute
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- salt and pepper to taste
- Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees. Place a wire rack on a large cookie sheet.
- Wash and dry green beans and cut off the ends. Take 5-10 green beans and lay them on a strip of bacon. Roll the bacon up and around the green bean bundle and place it on the wire rack, seam side down. Repeat with remaining green beans.
- Melt the butter in a saucepan on the stove. Add the brown sugar substitute and garlic powder and mix together until well combined. Remove from the heat and brush over the tops of the green bean bundles. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
- Cover with foil and roast for 35 minutes. Remove foil and roast for another 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is crispy and beans are tender.
Fresh green beans are preferred, though frozen will likely work fine. We’ve never tested this with canned green beans, but I think they’d get mushy.
We use thin cut bacon in this recipe. Thick cut bacon will not crisp up as well.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 137Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 294mgCarbohydrates: 6gNet Carbohydrates: 4gFiber: 2gSugar: 3gProtein: 5g
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