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Green Bean Bundles

Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon make a beautiful presentation for a holiday meal and you won’t believe how wonderful they taste.

Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon.

Blanch The Green Beans

The green beans are first blanched in boiling water to get them just slightly tender. Blanching is a process of boiling for a short period of time and then quickly cooling, usually in an ice bath. Raw green beans take a long time to get tender and blanching also helps keep their color bright green.

Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon- great for the holidays!

Marinate the Green Beans

Then they’re marinated in a mixture of butter, brown sugar, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, and salt and pepper. You can do this step up to a day in advance and it really adds so much salty, sweet flavor.

Marinating them in the refrigerator before roasting them solidifies the butter and really allows more of it to cling to the green beans.

Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon.

Recipe Tips

Do NOT use thick-cut bacon for this recipe.

Use either fresh regular green beans or French green beans. French green beans will cook a little faster since they are slender.

Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in bacon.

Wrap in Bacon and Bake at 400 Degrees

Bundles of 7 to 8 green beans are wrapped with a half a slice of bacon which is secured with a toothpick. The bundles are placed on a baking sheet and roasted at 400 degrees until the bacon is crispy and the green beans are perfectly tender. The green beans would already have great flavor from the butter and garlic, but the bacon fat really gives them an exceptional flavor plus a salty finishing touch.

Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon

Such a delicious way to eat some green beans!.

Green Bean Bundles Wrapped in Bacon.

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Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon.

Green Bean Bundles

Looking for a new way to enjoy green beans? Green Bean Bundles wrapped in bacon make a beautiful presentation for a holiday meal and you won't believe how wonderful they taste. Perfect for any occasion!
PREP: 2 hours 5 minutes
COOK: 40 minutes
TOTAL: 2 hours 45 minutes
SERVINGS: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 6 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 pound bacon


  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes. Drain well and pat green beans dry with a paper towel.
  • Place green beans in a 9X13-inch pan.
  • In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar, dry mustard, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir well and pour over green beans.
  • Cover pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours or overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil and lightly grease it.
  • Cut bacon slices in half
  • Make bundles of 7 to 8 green beans and wrap a piece of bacon around each bundle, securing with a toothpick.
  • Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes. Flip bundles over and bake another 15 to 20 minutes.


Do NOT use thick-cut bacon for this recipe.
Nutritional info is provided as an estimate only and will vary based on brands of products used.


Calories: 303kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 451mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1148IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 52mg | Iron: 1mg
Author: Christin Mahrlig
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, green beans

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Recipe adapted from The Pastry Queen: Royally Good Recipes from the Texas Hill Country’s Rather Sweet Bakery & Cafe

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19 thoughts on “Green Bean Bundles”

  1. carlyn MARIE rauch

    wow wonderful recipe my grand children go not like green beans, until this recipe now they love them so glad you shared thanks

  2. I have made these bundles fro over 15 years love them. My green bean bundles looked like these and my moms green beans looked green and crispy. So asked her one day why do yours looks go great. She told me cook your bacon halfway and do not blanch your green beans. SO I tried it tasted the same and looked so much prettier. I love them either way just depends how much prep time I have.

  3. Could I prepare beans with sauce and freeze until I am ready to wrap and cook
    Go ahead and wrap them with bacon and freeze until I am ready to cook

    After thawing of course

  4. Rebecca lape

    Can you blanch the beans a couple days ahead then complete it on the day you want them?

  5. Oh my gosh! What a fun recipe! I love this! So cute and unique! …plus it looks delicious! Thanks for sharing! Hope that you had a happy Thanksgiving!

  6. Jessica @ Sweetest Menu

    Good golly, they look fantastic!!! And with bacon too? I would definitely be reaching for seconds if I was at your thanksgiving table Christin! 🙂

  7. It seems weird to call bacon cute, but these bundles are just too adorable! What a great presentation. I can think of a few bacon and green bean lovers that I know who would really dig these.

  8. Shashi at RunninSrilankan

    Marinating the beans in that butter, brown sugar, garlic, and Worcestershire sauce must have made them so darn delicious! What a lovely take on green beans Christin! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  9. Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice

    This is such a fun idea, Christin! Green beans wrapped in bacon sounds like such a delicious side dish!

      1. Barbara Gruben

        I love these great beans, I make a recipe similar to this but after you make your bundles you pour a bottle of Catalonia dressing over and cook in oven. So good. I am trying your new recipe with bbq this Thanksgiving. Keep the great recipes coming. Love your blog.

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