An easy 5-ingredient healthy side dish or appetizer for Thanksgiving. A delicious twist on the traditional green bean casserole. Our family has come to love these Bacon Green Bean Bundles with a sweet honey garlic glaze. It couldn’t be any easier to make for the holiday season!
Next week is Thanksgiving. Since it’s less than a week away, I spend my time prepping the turkey, and grocery shopping. I have my traditional sides like cornbread, cranberry fluff, cranberry sauce. The past few years, I’ve been making less of the classic green bean casserole and instead I have been making these Green Bean Bacon Bundles.
Thanksgiving is a time of year I like to go all out for family and friends and that means I make just about everything traditional on a Thanksgiving Day menu. But, I always like to include new appetizers and side dishes and these vegetable bundles have been requested every year since their first introduction 5 years ago.
If you’ve ever made your own Thanksgiving Day menu spread, then you know it takes a lot of planning and prepping. Once you figure out your workload flow, then it’s usually pretty easy to manage on your own. The nice thing about these Green Bean Bacon Bundles is that anyone can make them. They are a breeze to make and they taste heavenly with a honey garlic glaze.
Here is what I use to make them. Fresh green beans, bacon, soy sauce, freshly minced garlic, and honey. The last three ingredients are for a delicious glaze that seasons the bundles and it pairs perfectly with savory bacon. But, you can change the glaze up and get creative. I’ve used butter, brown sugar, salt before and that’s delicious also. To make this KETO, just skip the glaze and season with salt and pepper, and maybe some butter, too!
If you’re looking for the next potluck side dish or appetizer to bring to Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, I have you covered. These Bacon Green Bean Bundles has been a family favorite for years. There are so many different ways to change up the recipe like using a brown sugar and butter glaze or substituting green beans for asparagus. I’ve even seen puff pastry wrapped around these bundles!
As a healthier side dish it’s traditionally served for Thanksgiving but we love to make it for Christmas dinner, and Mother’s Day. I even made it for Easter one year, too. It’s such a fun potluck recipe that I’ll use it throughout the year.
Thanksgiving is just a few days away and it’s time to make a crowd-pleasing side dish that everyone will love. This healthier holiday side dish is easy to prepare last minute.
For a taste of Thanksgiving, try my easy 5-ingredient Green Bean Bacon Bundles. Featuring farm fresh green beans, and bacon this healthy Thanksgiving side dish has a fresh and satisfying taste that will satisfy your taste buds this Thanksgiving. Plus, you’ll love this outrageously delicious honey garlic glaze.
Bacon Green Bean Bundles
- 9 slices bacon
- 21 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.Trim ends of green beans. Blanch beans in hot water for 3 minutes. Strain and pat dry.Cook bacon for just a few minutes.Group a bundle ( about 9 beans ) together and wrap bacon around. In a small bowl, combine honey, soy sauce, and minced garlic. If you'd like, you may use brown sugar and butter instead. Glaze tops.Bake in oven 15 minutes or until bake is cooked.