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Last Updated on December 6, 2020

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
Yield: 4

Paleo Green Beans

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes


  • 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 Information:



Serving Size:

4 Servings

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 82Saturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 332mgCarbohydrates: 8gFiber: 3gSugar: 4gProtein: 4g

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Thursday 13th of November 2014

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

Kelly Bejelly

Saturday 15th of November 2014

It's just decorative hun


Friday 29th of November 2013

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

Kelly Bejelly

Friday 29th of November 2013

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

Eileen @ Phoenix Helix

Wednesday 13th of November 2013

This recipe looks delicious AND it fits the paleo autoimmune protocol. So, thank you! I just started a weekly Paleo AIP Recipe Roundtable through my blog, and I would love it if you linked up this recipe. I’m trying to expand resources for the AIP community. Here’s the link:

Kelly Bejelly

Wednesday 13th of November 2013

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

Jennifer The Quirky Momma

Saturday 1st of December 2012

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.

Notorious Spinks

Saturday 17th of November 2012

Now this looks good. I'll have to try this out.

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