Bacon Wrapped Green Bean Bundles

Tender crisp green beans wrapped in bacon and brushed with a simple brown sugar glaze are easy enough for a weeknight meal and elegant enough for the holiday table!


  • ▢6 slices bacon
  • ▢1 ½ pounds green beans 6-8 beans per bundle
  • ▢½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ▢¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ▢salt & pepper to taste
  • ▢1 tablespoon brown sugar


  • Preheat oven to 375°F.
  • Cook bacon on the stovetop until slightly cooked (not crispy), about 3-4 minutes. Reserve any drippings.
  • Trim and wash green beans. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add baking soda. Add green beans and cook 3 minutes until tender-crisp. Remove from boiling water and place in a bowl of ice water to stop cooking.
  • Dab beans dry and toss with reserved bacon drippings (about 2 teaspoons) or olive oil if you don’t have drippings, garlic powder, and salt & pepper to taste.
  • Cut each slice of bacon in half and wrap around about 6-8 green beans, secure with a toothpick, and place on a parchment-lined pan.
  • Combine brown sugar with 1 tablespoon of water and lightly brush over each bundle.
  • Roast 20-22 minutes or until bacon is crisp and beans are lightly roasted.

Recipe Notes

  • Pre-cook the bacon so that a lot of the fat is removed. This will help it crisp without overcooking the beans.
  • These can be oven roasted or cooked in the air fryer at 380°F for about 11-13 minutes.
  • Pre-cooked bacon can be used in place of raw bacon.
  • Blanch (boil and then ice bath) the green beans for the best texture. Be sure to dry them well before wrapping. 
  • Prep ahead and bake at the last minute.
  • Reheat in the oven at 375°F on a parchment-lined pan until heated through. 


Serving: 1bundle, Calories: 67, Carbohydrates: 5g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 7mg, Sodium: 122mg, Potassium: 141mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 2g, Vitamin A: 390IU, Vitamin C: 6.9mg, Calcium: 21mg, Iron: 0.6mg