Bacon Wrapped Green Beans – If you’re looking for a delicious way to pack in more veggies at mealtime, look no further than these Bacon Wrapped Green Beans! Easy to make, and requiring only 4 ingredients, this recipe serves perfectly as a side dish, or an appetizer to your main meal!
Food intolerances or following a healing diet? These Bacon Wrapped Green Beans are, they qualify as being gluten, dairy, grain, nut, egg, and refined-sugar free…although you’d never know with just how flavorful they are! Ready to learn how to make this quick and easy recipe on your own? Keep reading!
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
This recipe is a staple in my home! Such an easy go-to for entertaining, and perfect for snacking on before the main course, you’ll find me making this recipe on a regular basis. And while we think having a little bit of organic, sugar-free bacon from time-to-time is alright, I always opt for turkey bacon for a healthier alternative.
Like mentioned above, these Bacon Wrapped Green Beans require only 4 simple ingredients, making this recipe just as simple as it is delicious. Want to know what they are? Let’s break it down!
Ingredients for Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
This Bacon Wrapped Green Beans Recipe is as simple as it gets. Here’s exactly what I used to create this dish!
Green Beans: Green beans are an excellent source of fiber, Vitamin C, K, folate, and many more essential nutrients and vitamins (click here to read more). For this recipe, I suggest using whole green beans, as they’re easier to wrap, and in my opinion, just taste better. Since this recipe is steamed before placed in the oven, feel free to use either frozen, or fresh green beans!
Turkey Bacon: Like mentioned earlier, while you’re welcome to use regular bacon, I always prefer turkey bacon for my Bacon Wrapped Green Beans. A great source of protein, and the perfect way to make a meal a bit more filling, turkey bacon is a savory and delicious addition to this recipe! My personal favorite is Applegate’s Organic Turkey Bacon.
Avocado Oil: Pressed from avocados, this smooth, buttery and mellow oil is more than 50% monounsaturated. It has a much higher smoke point than olive oil, so it is a good alternative to olive oil for recipes using high heat (avocado’s smoke point is about 510 degrees compared to olive oil’s 350-400 degrees.)
Want to learn more about choosing healthy oils? Click here to read more!
Sea or Himalayan Pink Salt: The only “spice” (not technically considered a spice, but rather, a mineral) used in this recipe is salt, and it truly is all you need for a salty, and crave-worthy recipe.
Organic VS. Conventional Green Beans
Here at Clean Cuisine, we often mention organic vs. conventional meat and produce. The thing is, there is no all-encompassing rule that choosing organic over conventional produce is much more beneficial than not. That is because the pesticides levels on plants vary greatly, and depend on a variety of factors.
With green beans in particular, we highly recommend choosing organic. That’s because along with strawberries and peppers, green beans are one of the most heavily sprayed crops in conventional agriculture. Want some disturbing information on what exactly is on your conventional green beans? Click here!
Worried about insects on organic produce? Organic growers have a variety of “clean” methods for keeping insect pests under control, and it really does make a difference in health and taste to go the extra organic mile when buying green beans.
Recipes with Green Beans
Love green beans as much as we do? Here are some of our favorite recipes on Clean Cuisine including green beans!
Garlicky Green Beans Recipe: This recipe is a quick side to pair with any main entree. String beans loaded with fresh garlic, coconut aminos and sea salt.
Green Bean Casserole: Ever wondered How to Make Green Bean Casserole healthy? Now is the time to ditch your mushroom soup, and move on to better things!
One last note…I use my air fryer for nearly everything, and used it in this recipe as well. However, if you don’t have an air fryer, this recipe can be made in the oven with slightly different instructions.
Now since we’ve talked about all things Bacon Wrapped Green Beans, let’s get into the full recipe!Print
Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
If you’re looking for a delicious way to pack in more veggies at mealtime, look no further than these Bacon Wrapped Green Beans!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10-20 minutes
- Total Time: 30 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Air Fryer
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Gluten Free
- 10 oz green beans (around 3.5 cups), fresh or frozen
- 8 oz bacon, I love AppleGate’s Turkey Bacon
- 1/4 cup avocado oil
- Salt to taste
- Preheat your air fryer to 385ºF, or if you’re using an oven, preheat to 400ºF, and prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Begin by steaming green beans, either in a steam bag in the microwave, or over the stovetop (click here to learn how to steam green beans on the stovetop)
- Once green beans are steamed, allow to cool enough to handle, and pat dry with a paper towel. Set aside.
- Place bacon on a cutting board, and use a knife (like this one) to cut bacon in half down the center, longways.
- Place the avocado oil in a bowl, and lay bacon, and green beans out beside each other in an assembly line.
- Lay out one half piece of bacon, and top with 4-6 green beans at the end of a strip. Roll into a tight bundle.
- Repeat process until all green beans and bacon have been used.
- Using a silicone basting brush, brush avocado oil onto all bundles of bacon wrapped green beans.
- Place on rack (if using an air fryer) or baking sheet, and sprinkle with salt to taste.
- Place in air fryer for 10-15 minutes, or oven for 15-20 minutes, or until bacon is crisp, and thoroughly cooked.
- Remove from heat, and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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