Buttery Bacon Green Beans

Traditionally green bean casserole is a Thanksgiving dinner staple; the majority have their version of it side by side with the turkey, mashed potatoes, and stuffing. During the Thanksgiving Holiday this year I decided to try something different in the green bean family, which was to make buttery bacon and onion green beans. I wasn’t sure how it was going to go over, but I was looking forward to enjoying it even if there was a ton of leftovers.

However, I was shocked, the green beans were gone… So, I decided to make them again for you today. I hope you and your family and friends enjoy them as much as I do! I will have the complete list of ingredients and instructions at end of this post.

green beans, bacon onions and butter
These are the ingredients I used when making the buttery bacon green beans.
Step One: Fry the bacon and believe me there is nothing better in this world than the smell of bacon cooking.
chopped onion
Step Two: Chop the onions and try not to cry.
grilled onions
Step Three: Add chopped onions to the bacon grease and cook until translucent. The second best thing in this world is the smell of onions grilled in bacon grease.
chopped bacon
Step Four: Chop the bacon and try your best not to eat any before it gets in the pan.
bacon and onions
Step 4.5: Combine onions and bacon. Step away from the pan with that spoon I can see you and It’s worth the wait!
green beans onions and bacon
Step Five: Add the green beans and butter and cook to your liking and don’t forget to add salt and pepper.
Caramelized onions with bacon and green beans
Here is the finished product. Okay, now you can go grab your fork and dig in.



  • 24 oz package of Green Beans
  • 6 Slices of bacon
  • 1 yellow onion chopped
  • 4 TBSP Butter
  • Salt and Pepper to taste


  1. Pan fry six slices of bacon, once the bacon has finished cooking, remove from the pan.
  2. Chop one medium size yellow onion into evenly sized pieces.
  3. Add chopped onions to the pan and sauté in bacon grease until soft and translucent
  4. Chop the six slices of bacon and add to the pan once the onions are done.
  5. Add green beans and butter to the pan with the onions and bacon. Cook until they are to your liking and add salt and pepper to taste.

1 thought on “Buttery Bacon Green Beans

  1. Yummy ! Can’t wait to make this !! Is there a way for me to dave this till I have time to copy it, or how can I print the recipe?

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