Canned green beans with bacon and onions in a pan with a wooden spoon.
5 from 1 vote

Canned Green Beans with Bacon

Canned green beans don't have to be boring! Add onions and bacon to kick up this pantry staple a few notches. This is a family favorite!!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword canned green beans, canned green beans with bacon, green beans with bacon
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 134kcal
Author Alli


  • 2 strips bacon chopped
  • 2 tablespoons bacon grease
  • 1/3 cup onion chopped, yellow or purple
  • 1 can green beans about 15 ounces


  • In a medium skillet, cook bacon until crisp.
  • Drain bacon grease, leaving 2 tablespoons in the pan.
  • Add the onions, cook until translucent.
  • Drain half of the liquid off of the canned green beans.
  • Add the green beans and half the liquid into the pan with the onion.
  • Cook until almost all the liquid is evaporated.
  • Add bacon back into the pan. Stir to combine.


Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 88mg | Potassium: 179mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 452IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 27mg | Iron: 1mg