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Green Bean Bacon Bundles make the BEST fresh holiday side dish! Wrap small bundles of fresh green beans in strip of bacon. Whip up a homemade mustard vinaigrette, then brush the green bean bundles with the vinaigrette. Bake this side dish until the bacon has cooked through. These Green Bean Bacon Bundles are sure to be a winner at this year’s Thanksgiving or Christmas table!
Green Bean Bacon Bundles.
Try saying that three times fast.
Green Bean Bacon Bundles, Green Bean Bacon Bundles, Green Bean Bacon Bundles…
That’s a tongue-twister if I’ve ever heard (or seen) one.
This recipe is reminiscent of one my mother has cooked for various holidays throughout the years, and it remains one of my favorite dishes because, well, who doesn’t love green beans? And who, assuming they’re a meat eater, doesn’t enjoy bacon, too?
The combination makes for a decadent side dish, something that’s well worth the calories if you limit your love of it to once (or twice) a year.
And I made it for Friendsgiving… because what else could be a better accompaniment to our meal?
Can I use canned green beans for this recipe?
Yes! The original recipe actually calls for canned green beans and works nicely.
The final texture of the beans will be different than the texture of the final ones in these images, but they will still be delicious!
Can I make this recipe in advance?
Yes, you can! My mom likes to make the bundles the day in advance, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until the day of.
The day of, take them out of the fridge, mix up the dressing and drizzle it all over the bundles, then bake the bundles for the most decadent holiday side dish!
What tool and products do I need to make Green Bean Bacon Bundles?
What other recipes pair well with this green bean side dish?
- Browned Butter Sage Turkey
- Stovetop Sausage Stuffing
- Bourbon Sweet Potato Casserole
- Bacon Cranberry Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
- Drunken Cranberry Sauce
- Caramelized Pear Baked Brie
- Cranberry Turkey Puff Pastry Tartlets
Interested in making these beauties for your people?
Scroll on down to see how simple they are to put together…
Green Bean Bacon Bundles make the BEST fresh holiday side dish! Wrap small bundles of fresh green beans in strip of bacon. Whip up a homemade mustard vinaigrette, then brush the green bean bundles with the vinaigrette. Bake this side dish until the bacon has cooked through. These Green Bean Bacon Bundles are sure to be a winner at this year's Thanksgiving or Christmas table!
Green Bean Bundles
- 1 ½ lb. fresh green beans, trimmed
- 12 oz. thick cut bacon, cut into halves
- 1 onion, cut into slivers
- Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1 tablespoon grainy dijon mustard
- 4 cloves garlic, , finely minced
- ½ teaspoon granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- In a mason jar, mix the vinaigrette ingredients together until combined. Set aside.
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
- Take 7-10 green beans, and wrap a bacon strip around each of the bundles. Set into the prepared baking dish. Continue until all the green beans have been wrapped.
- Sprinkle the onion on top of the bundles.
- Season the bundles liberally with pepper (if you like this!), and drizzle the vinaigrette over them.
- Pop the baking dish into the oven for 30 minutes.
- When the bundles have cooked for 30 minutes, turn up the heat to 425°F, and cook for an additional 15-20 minutes, or until the bacon is crispy.
- Transfer the Green Bean Bacon Bundles to a serving dish, and enjoy warm with your Thanksgiving meal!
Don't want to use sugar? You can substitute the same amount of honey in the dressing easily.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296 Total Fat: 22g Saturated Fat: 6g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 15g Cholesterol: 42mg Sodium: 839mg Carbohydrates: 9g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 4g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 16g