Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole


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Are you getting bored of serving the same old green bean casserole? Boy oh boy,  do I have a recipe for you.  Trust me, this NEEDS to be on your Thanksgiving menu.

Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole in a casserole dish with a wooden spoon

This Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole is a simple and tasty way to jazz up the holiday dinner table.  And when I say simple, I mean simple.  Anyone can make this recipe, and believe me when I say, this will be the side dish EVERYONE will be gushing over.

Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole in a white bowl
Can I use fresh green beans instead of canned?

Yes, fresh green beans can be used in this recipe. For best results, trim the ends and blanch them in boiling water for about 5 minutes before shocking them in an ice bath. This will keep the beans vibrant and tender. Drain them well before using.

What if I don’t have a 9×13 baking dish?

Any large baking dish or large skillet that can hold the green bean mixture will work. Just ensure it’s oven-safe if you’re planning to bake the casserole.

Can I prepare this green bean casserole ahead of time?

Absolutely! Assemble the casserole but hold off on baking it. Cover it with plastic wrap or aluminum foil and store in the refrigerator. Before serving, bake it as directed, possibly adding a few extra minutes to compensate for starting from a cold state.

Are there any substitutions for soy sauce?

If soy sauce isn’t available, you can use tamari or a bit of chicken broth with a pinch of salt for a similar umami flavor profile.

How can I store leftovers?

Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated for up to 3-4 days. Reheat in a microwave or in the oven until heated through.

Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Ingredients:
4 can (14.5 oz) any style Del Monte Green Beans, drained
10 slices of bacon, cooked
2 Tablespoons soy sauce
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup butter, melted
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Place the drained green beans into a large mixing bowl.  Set aside.
    pouring green beans into large glass mixing bowl
  2. For this recipe, I like to use Del Monte green beans. They are a quick and easy solution that don’t compromise the quality or taste of my holiday dishes.
    3 cans of green beans
  3. Prepare bacon according to package. (I love cooking my in the oven) Cut in to large pieces and set aside.
    chopped bacon in a bowl
  4. Combine the soy sauce,  brown sugar, melted butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Stir until well combined.
    green bean sauce in a measure cup with a spoon
  5. Next, pour mixture over green beans and add your bacon. Gently stir, until beans are evenly coated.
    pouring sauce over green beans
    adding chopped bacon to green beans
  6. Place the green beans into  a 9×13 casserole dish or baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole in a casserole dish
  7. Are you drooling? Because I am! These southern green beans will steal the show!
    Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole served in a white dish

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  • For a homemade touch: Consider adding a layer of crispy fried onions or homemade crispy onions on top for the last 5 minutes of baking to add a delightful crunch.
  • Enhance the flavor: If you’re looking for a richer flavor, consider sautéing some button mushrooms in a large skillet over medium heat and adding them to the green bean mixture.
  • Creamy variant: To transform this into a favorite green bean casserole with a creamy twist, mix in a can of cream of mushroom soup before baking. This will make the casserole creamier and is perfect for the holiday table.
  • Boosting texture: Instead of melting the butter, try browning it in a skillet over medium-high heat until golden brown before mixing with the other ingredients. This will add a nutty flavor to the dish.
  • Keeping things crispy: If you prefer the bacon to remain crispy, consider adding it to the casserole during the last 10 minutes of baking instead of mixing it in with the green beans from the start.

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4.95 from 56 votes

Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Author Corey Valley
Are you bored of serving the same old green bean casserole? My Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole is a simple way to jazz up the holiday dinner table.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 4 can 14.5 oz any style Del Monte Green Beans, drained
  • 10 slices of bacon cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/3 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Instructions

  • Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Place the drained green beans into a large mixing bowl. Set aside.
  • Prepare bacon according to package. ( I love cooking my in the oven) Cut in to large pieces and set aside.
  • Combine the soy sauce, brown sugar, melted butter, garlic powder, salt and pepper into a small bowl. Stir until well combined.
  • Next, pour mixture over green beans and add your bacon. Gently stir, until beans are evenly coated.
  • Place the green beans into a 9×13 casserole dish or baking pan. Bake uncovered at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.
    Smothered Bacon Green Bean Casserole - FamilyFreshMeals.com

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Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 22g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 44mg | Sodium: 746mg | Potassium: 107mg | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 250IU | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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103 Comments

  1. I like to use frozen vegetables. How many bags of frozen green beans do you think would work for this recipe?

  2. 5 stars
    Served it to the whole family, but I didn’t tell them the ingredients until AFTER they had tasted it…They loved it! My new favorite Green Bean Casserole ?

    1. So glad you and you your family loved it Holly 🙂

  3. Joe Butler says:

    Corey, In your instructions, you said you love cooking your bacon in the oven. How do you do that? Thanks, Joe

    1. 5 stars
      Preheat to about 375. Line a rimmed pan with parchment paper. Place bacon in single layer on paper. Cook approximately 10 mins per side. For this particular recipe I like cooking my bacon slightly burnt so it doesn’t turn super soggy in the casserole. Turns out perfect ?

  4. Is there anyway to substitute the butter with something non-dairy??? Love this dish but I have someone that can’t have dairy!

    1. I believe I have seen some dairy free butter options at the store. Would one of those work for you?

    2. I might look into that but do you think olive oil would work?

    3. 5 stars
      I would use bacon grease.

      The recipe sounds scrumptious, think I will try it this Thanksgiving.

  5. In measuring- do you pack the brown sugar?

    1. yes