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Green beans with mushrooms and bacon. Easy and delicious side dish with lots of bacony flavor and green bean freshness. | joeshealthymeals.com

Fresh Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon

This is a simple, yet tasty way to prepare green beans.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 256kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 1 lbs . fresh green beans , cleaned and de-stemmed, (or whole frozen)
  • 8 oz . button mushrooms coarsely sliced
  • 5 slices thick cut bacon , cut into 1" pieces
  • 3 or 4 large garlic cloves , coarsely chopped, (2 tbsp or so)
  • 2 tbsp bacon grease
  • 1/2 tsp salt


  • Microwave the green beans with 2 or 3 tbsp water in a bowl until the desired doneness, 4 to 6 mins., drain and reserve
  • Cook the bacon in a large skillet on medium high heat until nicely browned, (8 to 10 mins), remove to a paper towel lined plate and save the grease.
  • Add 2 tbsp bacon grease to the skillet on medium heat, and add the garlic and cook for 30 seconds until fragrant
  • Add the chopped mushrooms and salt and saute until softened, 4 or 5 minutes
  • Place the beans and bacon into the skillet and toss to combine and heat for 2 minutes.
  • Serve hot


Calories: 256kcal