Love Country-Style green beans? You will love this Country Style Best Green Bean Recipe with all the southern flavors, just like my granny used to make. I’ve also provided Skinny Swaps throughout the recipe if you want to cut back on calories and fat.
Simple to Make Skinny Country Style Best Green Bean Recipe
Southern-style green beans have always been one of my favorite side dishes. This recipe is just as delicious as my Granny’s and is easy to make. I’ve also added a few options for Skinny swaps to make this recipe lower in fat and calories. I hope y’all love this side as much as I do!
Can I use frozen green beans?
I like to use fresh green beans in this recipe. I feel like it gives the best flavor and texture to the green beans; however, you can use frozen green beans if that is all you have access to. Sometimes, finding affordable fresh green beans can be hard, especially in the off-season. When making frozen green beans in this recipe, you will want to check the cooking time because the texture and firmness are different between frozen and fresh.
Can I use Turkey Bacon for This Easy Green Bean Recipe?
Nothing beats the taste of regular bacon. This recipe uses real bacon because it gives a country-style flavor. However, if you want to use turkey bacon, you can. It will change the flavor slightly, but the green beans will still taste amazing.
What to Serve with this Recipe
If you making these green beans, you will need something to go with it. I love how easy it is to make with so many recipes. Here are a few recipes I think will go great with this green bean recipe.
- Honey Mustard Pretzel Baked Chicken Strips Recipe
- Low Carb Burger Bites Recipe
- Healthier Crispy Fried Chicken
- Blackened Chicken with Avocado Cream Sauce with Video
- Three Cheese Lasagna Casserole
Ingredients for the best fresh green bean recipe
- center cut bacon
- fresh green beans
- olive oil
- yellow onion
- salt and pepper
How to make an easy fresh green bean recipe
Country Style Best Green Bean Recipe
- 4 slices center-cut low-sodium bacon + 2 teaspoons baking grease from cooking baked and crumbled (Skinny Swap only use 2 Slices and omit baking grease)
- 1 pound fresh green beans ends trimmed and cut in half
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 small yellow onion sliced
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons butter omit for Skinny Swap
- 1/2 teaspoon salt to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400° F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil, and place a cooling rack on top of the foil
- Lay the bacon strips on the rack, and bake until desired crispness, 10-15 minutes
- Prepare an ice bath by filling a large mixing bowl with ice cubes and water. Set aside
- Bring a large pot of water to a boil. When the water comes to a boil, carefully drop the green beans into the water and boil for about 2-3 minutes. You want the beans to have a slight crunch and still be bright green
- If working in batches, remove the beans with a slotted spoon and transfer directly into the prepared ice bath. If not, simply drain the hot water and quickly transfer the beans to the ice bath
- Drain the green beans from the ice bath once they are cooled, and set aside in a colander to dry
- Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil, baking grease, and onions. Cook until the onions begin to become translucent, 4-6 minutes
- Add the minced garlic and drained green beans, and cook for 2-3 minutes, moving the beans around frequently
- In the last minute of cooking, add the butter, salt, black pepper, and bacon crumbles. Toss gently to combine