These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are the perfect appetizer to serve at your next party. Savory and sweetened with a light touch of brown sugar, there won't be any leftovers with this side dish.
These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are the best party appetizer I've made in a while. Everyone loved them when I served them. They were all gone within minutes of serving them.
Green Beans wrapped in bacon are a savory appetizer, sweetened by a touch of brown sugar on each bacon wrap.
How to make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans:
Prepare green beans by snipping the ends off if there are any stems on the green beans. Cut the bacon strips in half. Wrap 6 or 7 green beans in the bacon strip halves. Roll the bacon around the green beans and put with the loose end piece of the bacon down on your baking sheet. Season with salt and pepper, and then sprinkle a little brown sugar on top of each piece of bacon. Bake and then enjoy.
- Bacon Strips
- Green Beans - I used frozen green beans for this recipe, but fresh green beans would work as well.
- Brown Sugar
- Salt and Pepper
Step One - Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
Step Two - Cut bacon strips in half and lay them out flat.
Step Three - Place 6-7 green beans into each bacon strip and roll up.
Step Four - Place each green bean bundle into your prepared casserole dish bacon seal down. Bacon will stick together when cooking so try and space out each bundle, so they don't touch.
Step Five - Season each bundle with salt and pepper to taste then sprinkle each with brown sugar.
Step Six - Place in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
- Tip: If using fresh green beans, the cook time would be 20-25 minutes. Just make sure the bacon is done.
Which Green Beans are best for this recipe?
You can use fresh or frozen green beans for this recipe. You want to use long green beans, so string or French green beans are best. If you use fresh green beans you may need to cook them for about 5 minutes less, but make sure the bacon is fully cooked as well. I find frozen green beans cook in good time with the bacon, so you don't have to watch and edit the cook time.
Can I make these ahead of time?
This recipe can be made ahead of time. You can start by blanching your green beans. Blanching is flash boiling vegetables and cooling quickly under cold water to stop the cooking process.
When making ahead of time you do this to get the green beans partially ready. You also want to pre-cook your bacon. Cook your bacon until the edges start to turn brown, but you need your bacon to be soft and flexible.
Once the bacon and green beans are both partially cooked, prepare your bacon wraps as directed. Place them in an airtight container until ready to cook. When ready to serve cook for about 20 minutes to finish them.
Try some of my other favorite appetizers:
These are some of the other things I like to make when having a party or gathering at my house.
Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs - The best meatballs made in the slow cooker. These Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Meatballs are perfect served with rice for dinner or as a tasty appetizer.
Sausage Balls - These easy to make Sausage Balls are made with Bisquick for an amazing appetizer or for a fast make ahead breakfast to eat on the go!
Chicken Taco Pinwheels - The perfect simple appetizer! These Chicken Taco Pinwheels are loaded with your favorite taco flavor and so simple to make. Great for any party or picnic, these pinwheels can be used for a full meal or made as appetizers!
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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- 10 bacon strips
- 16 oz frozen green beans
- 2 tablespoon brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Prepare a casserole dish with nonstick cooking spray and set aside.
- Cut bacon strips in half and lay them out flat.
- Place 6-7 green beans into each bacon strip and roll up.
- Place each green bean bundle into your prepared casserole dish bacon seal down. Bacon will stick together when cooking so try and space out each bundle, so they don't touch.
- Season each bundle with salt and pepper to taste then sprinkle each with brown sugar.
- Place in the oven to bake for 25-30 minutes. Serve and enjoy.
Can I prep the bundles the night before and cook the next day???
Yes you can do that!