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Sautéed Frozen Green Beans with Bacon and Slivered Almonds

Frozen green beans are sautéed in bacon grease and garlic then topped with crispy bacon and almond slivers. An easy side dish that looks and tastes amazing!
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:25 mins


  • 12 oz frozen greem beans
  • 1/2 lb bacon
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic minced


  • Start by cooking bacon in a large skillet or frying pan on medium heat. Place cooked bacon on paper towels and set aside. Once cool, crumble bacon.
  • Add green beans to the pan with all that glorious bacon grease. Stir to coat all the green beans. Continue to stir every couple of minutes or so. This will insure all the green beans are cooking evenly and are all coated in grease. 
  • Mince fresh garlic while waiting on green beans to cook.
  • Cook green beans for 5-10 minutes for frozen green beans and 15-20 for fresh, until green beans are soft but have a slight bite and are a bit charred in places. 
  • Add in the minced garlic and cook for one minute. I like to push the green beans aside before throwing the garlic. This allows the garlic to cook on the pan surface instead of being stuck on top of green beans.
  • Throw the slivered almonds and bacon crumbles in with the garlic and continue to sauté for another 2 minutes. Make sure the garlic and almonds don't burn.
  • Lightly Salt and then give everything a good last minute stir so that the bacon, garlic, and almonds get distributed. Serve and enjoy!
Servings: 4 people