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Fresh Green Beans with Bacon and Sliced Almonds Recipe

This quick and easy recipe for green beans combines steaming and a quick saute for ultimate flavor while still retaining nutrients.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword fresh green beans with bacon, green beans with bacon and almonds
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 136kcal
Author Toni Dash


  • ¼ pound (4 slices) Bacon
  • 1 ¼ pounds fresh Green Beans , rinsed and ends trimmed
  • 1 large Shallot , peeled and diced
  • ¼ cup Sliced Almonds
  • Kosher Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet over medium-high heat, cook the bacon until done but not crisp. Remove the bacon to drain on paper towels. Reserve 2 teaspoons of the bacon fat in the pan and discard the rest. Chop or break bacon into small pieces.
  • While the bacon is cooking, steam the prepared green beans using a steamer or steamer basket, until almost fully cooked 3-4 minutes (taste to test). Note: they will complete cooking when sautéed and to retain firmness they should not steam until fully done. Remove beans from the steamer.
  • Over medium-high heat add the diced shallots to the skillet with the bacon fat and sauté for 2-3 minutes. Add the green beans and sauté to coat and heat through. Toss in bacon and sliced almonds; remove from heat and serve immediately.


Calories: 136kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 131mg | Potassium: 282mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 650IU | Vitamin C: 11.9mg | Calcium: 47mg | Iron: 1.3mg