Green Bean Bundles

These Green Bean Bundles make for the ultimate side dish. Bacon wrapped green beans drizzled in butter, brown sugar, and garlic salt – the flavor can’t be beat!!

You can’t beat a recipe that involves being wrapped in bacon! This recipe is a favorite along with some others like our bacon wrapped asparagus, bacon wrapped potatoes and bacon wrapped smokies!

Bacon wrapped green beans on a white serving platter

Bacon + Brown Sugar = Heaven

Do you like green beans? I’ll be honest, I didn’t as a kid, but eventually I learned to love them! If you want a sure fire way to get anyone to love green beans… Wrap them up in BACON!!

Today’s recipe for Green Bean Bundles is one that is SO full of flavor, you hardly even realize you’re eating green vegetables! The green beans are wrapped in bacon and cooked with butter and brown sugar drizzled all over the top. Bacon and brown sugar are a flavor match made in heaven!!

These are simple and quick enough to make for a weeknight dinner, but sophisticated enough to impress your dinner guests! We like making these bundles as a side dish for big family holiday dinners.

The recipe feeds about 6, but you can easily double the recipe to feed a larger crowd. You should definitely give them a shot! They’re almost impossible NOT to enjoy! 😉

Green Bean Tips

How to pick green beans: To pick fresh green beans look for ones that are vibrant in color and without any visual bowning or bruising. They should be firm and snap when bent in half. Choose green beans that are similar in width and length to get a more uniform cook time. 

If you are not ready to use the green bean right away store them in the crisper drawer in the fridge for up to one week. 

To prepare them, just wash in cold water, dry, and trim the ends. 

Note: many grocery stores carry pre trimmed and packaged green beans. They are usually found near the carrots.

Green bean bacon bundles on a baking sheet

How to Make Green Been Bundles

This recipe only requires FIVE ingredients!! (Win!)

  • Green beans
  • Bacon
  • Butter
  • Brown sugar
  • Garlic salt

STEAM. All you have to do is steam the green beans until tender, and gather about 6-10 beans into a bundle (this should make 6 bundles).

WRAP. Wrap each bundle with a piece of bacon and secure it with a toothpick.

SPRINKLE. Place them on a greased baking sheet and sprinkle with melted butter, brown sugar, and garlic salt.

BAKE. Bake for 18-20 minute at 350° and serve warm! It’s as simple as that!

How to get the bacon crispy: A really easy way to crisp up your bacon is to use the broiler. Turn it on during the last 1-2 minutes of cook time. Flip the bundles and broil for 1-2 minutes longer. Watch carefully so they don’t char.

We love to SERVE them as a side with:

Steaming Green Beans

How to steam green beans until tender: Steaming green beans gives them a vibrant green color and a crisp texture. You can steam them 3 ways. You know that they have overcooked when they turn a more olive green color and become mushy.

  1. Microwave: Put green beans in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with water. Cook on high for 3 minutes, or until green beans are tender.
  2. Steamer: Add 1 inch of water to the pot and bring to a boil. Place green beans in the steamer basket, insert into the pot, cover and steam for 3-5 minutes.
  3. In a saute or frying pan add ½ inch salted water. Bring to a boil. Add green beans and cook, uncovered, for 3-5 minutes.
Green Beans with Bacon and Brown Sugar

Making Ahead + Storing

Prep head of time: To save a bit of time the day of your dinner you can prep these bundles through step 4 the night before, cover and store in the fridge. Bake according to directions, and serve.

Cover and STORE leftovers in the fridge for 2-3 days. 

  • To reheat on the stove top: Preheat a pan over medium heat, place bundles in the pan, cover and allow them to warm up; about 2-3 minutes. 
  • To reheat in the oven: preheat the oven to 350 degrees F, allow bundles to heat for 3-5 minutes, then broil for 1-2 minutes to crisp up the bacon. In a pinch you can reheat in the microwave, but the texture may be rubbery.

For more green bean recipes, check out:

Green Bean Bundles Recipe

5 from 14 votes
These Green Bean Bundles make for the ultimate side dish. Bacon wrapped green beans drizzled in butter, brown sugar, and garlic salt – the flavor can't be beat!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 228 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds fresh green beans
  • 6 strips bacon
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
  • 3 tablespoons brown sugar
  • garlic salt to taste

Instructions
 

  • Steam green beans until tender (see Recipe Tip).
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Gather 6–10 green beans into a bundle and wrap with 1 piece of bacon. Secure bacon with a toothpick. Repeat to make 6 bundles.
  • Place bundles on a greased baking sheet (or a wire rack over a foiled-lined baking sheet). Sprinkle with melted butter, brown sugar and garlic salt.
  • Bake for 18–20 minutes. For extra crispiness, broil for 1 minute, then flip bundles and broil for minute on the other side.

Video

Notes

Make Ahead: To save a bit of time the day of your dinner you can prep these bundles through Step 4 the night before, cover, and store in the refrigerator.
To Steam Green Beans: Put green beans in a microwave-safe bowl and cover with water. Cook on high for 3 minutes, or until green beans are tender. 
ASPARAGUS BUNDLES: This same recipe can be made with asparagus. Just wrap up 6–8 pieces of asparagus with 1 slice of bacon and cook for the same amount of time.

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Comments:

  1. Really enjoy your recipes and especially seeing the video which makes it so much easier to then create! Thank you so much.

  2. 5 stars
    Bacon makes everything, even green beans tasty..LOL!! These are a must at the holidays!! Everyone always loves them!

  3. 5 stars
    Maybe its because of the canned string beans my mom used to serve, but i do not like green beans. BUT green heans wrapped in bacon? Im glad i gave them a try. My opinion Of green beans has imProved. Great recipe!

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this very helpful and tasty recipe! Loved it, so easy! Will make it again!

  5. 5 stars
    These are a great side to almost any meal. The saltiness of the bacon compliments the green beans so well.

  6. 5 stars
    The green beans wrapped in bacon send these veggies over the top! These look so fancy too! The perfect appetizer or side recipe!

  7. 5 stars
    Made these for Thanksgiving and the family loved them. The bacon with the beans is a great flavor. There were no bundles left. I had family asking for the recipe.