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November 11, 2014

Green Bean Bacon Bundles

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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!

A platter of Green Bean Bacon Bundles sits on a Thanksgiving 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.

Close up of Green Bean Bacon Bundles in a purple baking dish before they are baked

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?

Green Bean Bacon Bundles are drizzled with sauce before baking

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!

Several Green Bean Bacon Bundles sit in a red baking dish and are served alongside gravy at a holiday table

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!

A red serving dish holds several Green Bean Bacon Bundles on a holiday table

What tool and products do I need to make Green Bean Bacon Bundles?

Close up of final baked Green Bean Bacon Bundles

What other recipes pair well with this green bean side dish?

Pinterest graphic for Green Bean Bacon Bundles, featuring the bundles in a baking dish on a table with text

Interested in making these beauties for your people?

Scroll on down to see how simple they are to put together…

Green Bean Bacon Bundles
Yield: 8 servings

Green Bean Bacon Bundles

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

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!

Ingredients

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

Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 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

Instructions

  1. In a mason jar, mix the vinaigrette ingredients together until combined. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spray a baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, and set aside.
  3. 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.
  4. Sprinkle the onion on top of the bundles.
  5. Season the bundles liberally with pepper (if you like this!), and drizzle the vinaigrette over them.
  6. Pop the baking dish into the oven for 30 minutes.
  7. 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.
  8. Transfer the Green Bean Bacon Bundles to a serving dish, and enjoy warm with your Thanksgiving meal!

Notes

Don't want to use sugar? You can substitute the same amount of honey in the dressing easily.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

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
Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate.

What kinds of side dishes do you enjoy during Thanksgiving?


28 Comments

  1. Jenna @ A Savory Feast

    Girl, bacon is the best thing ever! I never liked green beans until recently. Now I have been trying all sorts of recipes with them. Bacon is one thing I have never tried with them. It’s going on my list! Pinning!

    • Erin

      I totally agree with you, Jenna. Bacon is WONDERFUL, and I’m happy to hear you’re liking green beans now. They’re my husband’s and my favorite. And I think bacon pairs quite nicely with these, so if you give these a shot, let me know what you think!

  2. Eileen

    ah, beans and bacon, together forever. 🙂 These definitely trump the usual gloppy green bean casserole!

    • Erin

      Amen, Eileen! You can’t go wrong with beans and bacon!

  3. Kristin @ MOMentous Moms

    I personally do not like bacon or green beans LOL. BUT my husband loves both and so once a year, I am not kidding, I make him a dish of each. Not usually together. This could be an awesome idea for combining the two so I only have to make one dish. This does actually look amazing, I am sure it is a winner. I am the sweet potato lover in the family so that is what I make each thanksgiving.

    • Erin

      Oh my goodness, Kristin! To each her own… For your husband who DOES like both bacon and green beans, this might be a delightful dish! Like you, I’m a sweet potato lover, so I always bring a sweet potato dish, too!

  4. aimee fauci

    This looks so darn good. We love our green beans but have never wrapped them in bacon. Oh my!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Aimee! Green beans wrapped in bacon are completely decadent and wonderful!

  5. MJ @ Daisy & June

    Yum! Those look delicious! I cook mine with brown sugar. I love bacon and green beans!

    • Erin

      Thanks, MJ! Green beans cooked with brown sugar sound divine. I’ve never tried that before, and I think I’m definitely gonna have to give it a go now!

  6. Amy Albers

    That looks delicious! Those two flavors go so well together! Okay, maybe I just think anything goes well with bacon!

    • Erin

      Thanks so much, Amy! These flavors really do go well together… and you’re right: most everything is great with bacon!

  7. .chris.

    Thank you for this! This recipe alone spurred a whole chicken roast dinner in mind while at work, all of which is in the oven now- so excited to try these green beans!

    • Erin

      You’re so welcome, Chris! I cannot wait to hear what you think of these green beans, and I hope they turn out wonderfully with that whole chicken roast dinner! That sounds heavenly… It’s totally not weird if I invite myself over for dinner, right? 😉 Happy cooking!

  8. Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen

    These look so good! My kids love green beans and bacon (I mean, who doesn’t!?) so I’ll definitely have to make these. I love the cookware, so pretty!

    • Erin

      Very true, Heather! Green beans and bacon are delish, and this side dish is one of my family’s favorites. I hope yours enjoy it as much as mine.

  9. Lora @savoringitaly

    The cookware is so very pretty. Oh, yes to bacon!! And this is what I need to make for Thanksgiving!!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Lora! This totally needs to be on your Thanksgiving table. 🙂

  10. Michelle @ The Complete Savorist

    These are absolutely wonderful. I make something so similar, that I know these are fantastic.

    • Erin

      Tank you, Michelle! It’s amazing that you make something similar and know this is good. 🙂 Gotta love a classic, delicious recipe like this.

  11. Sabrina

    This is a great side for a dinner party! It’s creative and not too difficult!

    • Erin

      Thanks, Sabrina! It truly is… and it’s gone over wonderfully at every dinner party we’ve served it at!

  12. Catalina @ Peas & Peonies

    I love the combination bean and bacon. Your idea is wonderful!

    • Erin

      Thank you, Catalina! Green bean and bacon is a hard combination to beat!

  13. Linda

    I need to bring a green vegetable to Thanksgiving which is a 30 minute drive for me. Can this be made ahead and then warmed up

    • Erin

      Yes, Linda! This absolutely CAN be made ahead and warmed up. Pull it from the oven 5-10 minutes early, then cover it in aluminum foil. Finish baking at the destination. 🙂 Enjoy, and happy Thanksgiving!

  14. Julia

    I have made these bundles so many times so of course I had to make them again for thanksgiving! They are always a hit

    • Erin

      YAY! So happy to hear you’re a bundle believer and that this recipe has served you well time and again. 😉 They’re hard to beat and are a favorite on our table, too, whether we’re celebrating a holiday or having a fancier dinner at home.

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