Bacon wrapped green beans are a classic side dish that's perfect for any occasion. They're easy to make and require only 2 ingredients. They can even be prepared ahead of time and baked in the oven just before serving.
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Why You'll love Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Tips & Tricks
- Health Benefits of Green Beans
- Green Bean Nutrition per 1 cup cooked (135g)
- How to make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Air Fryer Directions
- What to serve with Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- How to store
- How to reheat
- More Side Dish Recipes
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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
Bacon-wrapped green beans are a delicious keto friendly side dish. It's savory side dish that pairs perfectly with so many proteins. You'll love how the smokey and saltiness of the bacon pairs perfectly with the green beans.
It's a healthier alternative to traditional bacon-wrapped appetizers, and the fresh green beans provide vitamins, minerals and fiber.
Why You'll love Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Simple Ingredients - this green bean recipe only requires 2 ingredients that you should be able to find at your local grocery store.
- Low carb recipe - these bacon-wrapped green beans have just 7g total carbs and 5g net carbs per serving. And these are really large servings! It's a perfect side for anyone watching their carbohydrate intake.
- Make ahead side - this green bean side dish can be prepped a day ahead of time. Simply store it in the fridge and pop it into the oven when you're ready to cook. Perfect if you don't have a lot of time to prep on the day you want to eat them.
- Bacon - I used uncured bacon, but you can use your favorite bacon. If you are using thick-cut bacon it may take a little longer for the bacon to crisp up.
- Green beans - I used pre-packaged green beans that were already washed and trimmed.
Tips & Tricks
Don't forget to place a cooling rack down first. I would also line your baking sheet with foil or parchment paper for an easy clean-up. I kept it simple and used the bacon to flavor the green beans, but you can also season them with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.
Health Benefits of Green Beans
- Rich in Nutrients: Green beans are a great source of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin K, folate, and potassium.
- High in Fiber: Green beans are a good source of fiber, which can help keep you feeling fuller longer and may help with digestion.
- Low in Calories: Green beans are low in calories and great if you are looking to reduce your calorie intake.
Green Bean Nutrition per 1 cup cooked (135g)
- 37.8 kcals
- 2g protein
- 0.2g fat
- 8.7g carbs
The above nutrition information is from the USDA database.
How to make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Slice the bacon in half. Wrap the bacon around 4 green beans.
- Place on a lined baking sheet (put a cooling rack down first if you have one).
- Cook for 20-25- minutes or until bacon is at desired crispiness.
Air Fryer Directions
You can also make these bacon wrapped green beans in an air fryer, although the bacon doesn't get as crispy. Simply cook for them for 10-12 minutes at 390F or until bacon is at desired crispiness.
- Turkey bacon or beef bacon can be used instead of traditional pork bacon.
- Use prosciutto instead of bacon for a different flavor.
- Drizzle balsamic vinegar over the green beans before baking for a tangy twist (note balsamic vinegar/glaze has carbohydrates)
- Add salt, pepper, or garlic powder to the green beans before wrapping them in bacon.
What to serve with Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
These bacon-wrapped green beans are a versatile side dish that pairs well with a variety of main dishes.
Try these Air Fryer Frozen Chicken Thighs, Air Fryer Petite Sirloin Steaks or this Air Fryer Teriyaki Salmon.
How to store
Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.
How to reheat
Place leftovers on a microwave-safe plate, and heat for 1-2 minutes or until the desired temperature.
Yes, you can use frozen green beans for this recipe. However, make sure to thaw them completely and pat them dry before wrapping them with the bacon.
Yes, you can prepare the bacon-wrapped green beans up to 24 hours ahead of time. Simply wrap the green beans with bacon and store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator. When you're ready to bake them, follow the instructions as written.
Yes, you can use turkey bacon if you prefer. However, keep in mind that turkey bacon may not get as crispy as regular bacon.
More Side Dish Recipes
Looking for more delicious low carb side dishes like this bacon wrapped green beans? Below are some of my favorite keto sides dishes.
- Instant Pot Cheesy Mashed Cauliflower
- Blackstone Brussel Sprouts with Bacon
- Zucchini on the Blackstone Griddle
- Roasted Garlic Parmesan Asparagus
- Air Fryer Broccolini
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- 12 oz bacon I used uncured
- 12 oz green beans
- Slice the bacon in half. Wrap the bacon around 4 green beans. Place on a lined baking sheet (put a cooling rack down first if you have one). Cook for 20-25- minutes or until bacon is at desired crispiness.
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