Rating: 5.00
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Simple Green Bean Almondine with Bacon

By Rachel
March 2, 2023

This simple green bean almondine with bacon is the perfect quick and easy side dish. Crisp green beans tossed with sautéed onion, garlic, bacon, and almonds. Simple ingredients make a fresh vegetable side. This is perfect for holiday dinners, quick weeknight meals, or for in-season produce.

plate of green bean almondine with a lemon wedge

This easy veggies side dish is light, fresh, and crisp. Perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Easter meals or a quick side for a weeknight meal.

Highlights of this easy vegetable side dish:

  • Light & fresh
  • Crisp green beans
  • Budget friendly
  • Family friendly, great way to incorporate veggies
  • Loaded with salty bacon and toasted almonds
  • Can be made ahead

First steps:

  • Blanch green beans until tender
  • Cook bacon, remove and set aside
  • Sauté onion and garlic until fragrant
  • Add in almonds and bacon

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Serve this green bean almondine with bacon family style with lemon wedges for a quick weeknight side dish.

Grocery List & substitutions:

  • Fresh Green Beans, trimmed or substitute whole frozen green beans
  • Olive Oil or vegetable oil
  • Unsalted butter
  • Red Onion or shallot
  • Garlic cloves
  • Sliced or Slivered Almonds, you could substitute pine nuts or walnuts
  • Bacon
  • Kosher salt
  • Pepper

Second steps:

  • Add blanched green beans into the cooked almond mixture
  • Toss to combine
  • Season as needed

Pro tricks & helpful tips:

  • Buy bacon on sale and freeze in small portions, pull out a few slices for recipes like this when needed.
  • Almonds are freezer friendly, stock up when on sale and keep in the freezer until needed, take a frozen scoop out and use directly in the recipe.
  • Blanch your green beans! This stop the cooking process and ensures vibrant crisp green beans.
  • Season with salt at the very end, the other ingredients already add a nice hint of saltiness.
Simple Green Bean Almondine with Bacon

Top with remaining almond mixture and fresh herbs if desired.

Tools I used for this easy side dish recipe:

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plate with green bean almondine

Instructions for the green bean almondine:

  • Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat, add in the trimmed green beans. Boil for 4-5 minutes, the green beans will still be slightly crisp. *Cook longer if you want them softer. Immediately after cooking, transfer to the bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add in the butter and olive oil. Once hot add in the diced bacon, cook until browned, remove from pan and set aside. red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add in the minced garlic and almonds, sauté again for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cooked green beans, sauté together for another couple minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme.
  • To the same pan add in the red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add in the minced garlic and almonds, sauté again for 1-2 minutes. Add the bacon back in. Add in the cooked green beans, toss to combine and cook 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the green beans spooning over any of the excess almond mixture, enjoy immediately!
serving platter with finished green bean almondine with bacon
Simple Green Bean Almondine with Bacon

Simple Green Bean Almondine with Bacon

5 from 5 votes
Tender greens beans, garlic, onions, bacon, and slivered almonds come together quickly to make this easy side dish
Servings 6 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs. Fresh green beans, cleaned and ends trimmed
  • 4-5 slices Bacon, diced
  • 3 tbsp Unsalted butter
  • 1 tbsp Olive oil
  • 1 Small red onion, finely diced
  • 2-3 cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2/3 cup Sliced or slivered almonds
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions
 

  • Fill a large bowl with ice water, set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat, add in the trimmed green beans. Boil for 4-5 minutes, the green beans will still be slightly crisp. *Cook longer if you want them softer. Immediately after cooking, transfer to the bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Heat a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, add in the butter and olive oil. Once hot add in the diced bacon, cook until browned, remove from pan and set aside. red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add in the minced garlic and almonds, sauté again for 1-2 minutes. Add in the cooked green beans, sauté together for another couple minutes. Season to taste with salt, pepper, and fresh thyme.
  • To the same pan add in the red onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes until soft and fragrant. Add in the minced garlic and almonds, sauté again for 1-2 minutes. Add the bacon back in. Add in the cooked green beans, toss to combine and cook 2-3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Serve the green beans spooning over any of the excess almond mixture, enjoy immediately!

Nutrition

Serving: 1servingCalories: 277kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 9gFat: 22gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0.3gCholesterol: 31mgSodium: 191mgPotassium: 488mgFiber: 6gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 1233IUVitamin C: 20mgCalcium: 98mgIron: 2mg
Author: The Hearty Life
Calories: 277kcal
Cost: $
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Almondine, Easy Side Dishes, Green Beans, Vegetable Side

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finished green bean almodnine with bacon in a pan
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