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Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms

I didn’t grow up eating green bean casserole, in fact most the vegetables I ate growing up came in  a can.

However, I do remember the first time I had fresh green beans at my Grandma’s house.  She whipped up a dish that as soon as I tasted, I proceeded to destroy my serving and quickly ask for seconds.

 I remember there was bacon and these small potatoes that tasted like heaven.  I seriously started wondering what the heck my mom had been cooking for us the whole time because it never tasted like this.

This Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms recipe is pretty simple and a homage to my grandmother’s recipe.  

I hope that you enjoy it.

Green Beans with Bacon and Mushrooms

Paleo Green Beans

Course: Green Beans Recipes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 82 kcal
Author: Kelly Bejelly @ A Girl Worth Saving


  • 12 oz Fresh green beans cleaned
  • 1 small shallot diced
  • 3 crimini mushrooms diced
  • 1 spring of thyme
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth
  • 2 slices of bacon diced
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt


  1. Add the diced bacon, shallots and mushroom to pan over medium heat and cook until the mushrooms brown, roughly 8 – 10 minutes
  2. Next add in the green beans, broth, salt and pepper and give a good mix.
  3. Cover with a lid and let steam for 8 -10 minutes or until the 99% of the broth is gone.
Nutrition Facts
Paleo Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (4 g)
Calories 82 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 332mg14%
Potassium 313mg9%
Carbohydrates 8g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 585IU12%
Vitamin C 13.4mg16%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 1.1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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  • November 7, 2012 at 4:59 am

    Looks good, but I would want some nuts (since my ex has been gone, I can add them to nearly everything like I like to & no one is going to complain…lol).

  • November 7, 2012 at 6:41 am

    These look so fresh and crisp!

  • November 7, 2012 at 7:50 am

    Ooh, bacon. That makes everything taste good!

  • November 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I adore green bean casserole, even though beans & canned soup isn’t exactly the most nutritious way to eat my veggies. But a nice simple green bean dish like this is much better!

  • November 7, 2012 at 11:00 pm

    Not a fan of mushrooms, but I love the rest!

  • November 10, 2012 at 8:46 pm

    two of my favorites! 🙂

  • November 11, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    YUM!!! I love to make stuff with fresh green beans so I will be trying this soon.

  • December 1, 2012 at 3:06 pm

    I just realized that this is the very dish I ordered from New Seasons! It was delicious and I used my leftovers for a vegetarian Shepherd’s Pie.

    • November 13, 2013 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks for sharing that Eileen. I’m off to check it out.

  • November 29, 2013 at 6:43 am

    I made this yesterday for Thanksgiving. My whole family and I loved it!5 stars

    • November 29, 2013 at 7:31 pm

      Thanks so much for sharing that Laura! I geeked out and made green bean casserole but this is one of my favorite recipes.

  • Linda
    November 13, 2014 at 4:17 pm

    Looking forward to making this recipe. But wondering — When do you add the thyme – or is the thyme just decorative?