With a 2 ingredient recipe, it’s hard to turn this one down (assuming you have olive oil and the salt & pepper of course). This was a pretty spontaneous side dish that I prepared for Thanksgiving. It makes for a delicious substitute for a green bean casserole if you’re looking for a dish that’s out of the ordinary. It may even tempt little ones who are finicky with their foods to try a healthy green!
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- 1 pound fresh green beans
- 10 turkey bacon strips
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat: 350 F
- Preheat the oven to 350 F.
- Bring a large pot of water to boiling. Prepare an ice bath by filling a large bowl with ice and water.
- Blanch the green beans by placing them into the boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove them and immediately place into the ice water. This will preserve the color and stop the cooking process.
- Dry the green beans and place aside.
- In a large nonstick pan over medium heat, cook the turkey bacon until cooked but not crisp, about 3 minutes.
- Remove cooked bacon to paper towels.
- Toss the green beans in olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Use about 8-10 green beans to assemble each bundle. Wrap the bacon around the green beans and place in a baking dish with the loose end of the bacon facing down.
- Bake in the oven until cooked through, about 20 minutes.
For a sweet bacon inspired dish, check out my Maple Bacon Brittle Icecream!