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Green beans wrapped in bacon sitting on a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Do you have a green bean hater in your house? Try this simple, no-fail bacon and green bean recipe. You’ll convert everyone who tries them!

Yield: 10-12 bundles 1x
Prep: 15 minutesCook: 20 minutesTotal: 30 minutes


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 56 slices of bacon (Not thick cut)
  • 2 Tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

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  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Par cook the bacon. If using the stove, preheat a skillet to medium-high heat. Cook the bacon in it for just a few minutes. Right until the edges start to get brown. Remove bacon from the heat and dab to remove grease. You can also par cook bacon in the oven. It will likely be done in 5-10 minutes. Don’t over cook! Set aside. Once cooled, cut each piece in half. 
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to boil. Boil green beans for about 2 minutes, until still crisp and only partially cooked through. Drain in a colander and run cold water over them to stop the cooking process. You could also put them in a bowl of ice water. 
  4. Wrap 5-6 green beans with 1/2 piece of bacon. Secure with a toothpick if necessary. 
  5. Melt the butter and stir in garlic powder. Brush the butter mixture over the green bean bundles. Be generous! 
  6. Sprinkle brown sugar evenly over the tops of the bundles. 
  7. Cook 15-20 minutes until the bacon is done to your preference.


  • If the half piece of bacon isn’t enough to wrap around the bundle, remove a bean from it or use a toothpick to secure the bacon.
  • I tested cooking the bacon in the oven for about 10 minutes. However, I found it easier to cook the bacon on the stovetop. That way you can keep a closer eye on it and cook it perfectly.
  • This recipe can be prepped in advance. Just assemble the bundles but don’t bake them until you are ready to eat. 
© Author: Polly Conner
Cuisine: American Method: Baked