|October 13, 2020

Keto Green Beans With Crispy Bacon and Herbs

By Jordan Pie
Reviewed for Scientific Accuracy

Keto Green Beans With Crispy Bacon and Herbs

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This take on keto green beans is even easier to prepare than green bean casserole and is perfect for enjoying all year round. This side dish is naturally low-carb and full of fiber, yet delicious enough for the whole family to enjoy.

Related: 20 Super Easy Low-Carb Cauliflower Rice Recipes

For the best keto green beans, you’ll need to be picky with your produce. Choose bright, plump, and fresh green beans for more delicious and eye-catching results. If you get dull or brownish green beans, they will turn out more woody and not as crisp. The greener, the better!

Serve your keto green beans with low-carb dishes like oven baked ribs and mashed cauliflower. This recipe is one you’ll want to keep on hand all year long.

Keto green beans are even easier to prep than green bean casserole, and pack every bite with pieces of crisp bacon. (Paleo and Whole30-friendly)

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Keto Green Beans With Crispy Bacon and Herbs


Start to Finish: 15 minutes


  • 3/4 pounds green beans, trimmed
  • 3 strips pastured bacon, diced
  • 1/4 cup chopped basil
  • 1/4 cup chopped parsley
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil or Grass-Fed Ghee


  1. Using a pot and steamer basket, boil water and steam green beans until tender (about 4 minutes).
  2. While green beans cook, add bacon to a frying pan and fry until golden brown and slightly crisp.
  3. When bacon has finished cooking, stir in garlic and salt and cook until garlic browns slightly. Remove from heat.
  4. Drain water from the steamed beans and rinse with cold water if desired.
  5. Add all the ingredients into a bowl and mix to combine.
  6. Serve with all your favorite main dishes.

Makes: Serves 4

Nutritional Information (Per Serving):

  • Calories: 63
  • Fat: 3.7g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Salt: 12mg
  • Carbs: 7.4g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Sugar: 1.4g
  • Net Carbs: 3.9g
  • Protein: 2g
  • Vitamin D: 0mcg
  • Calcium: 45mg
  • Iron: 1mg
  • Potassium: 235mg

Note on ingredients: Garlic is in the suspect category of the Bulletproof Diet, because it inhibits alpha brain waves and could affect your mood – and depending on where you get it, could be moldy. For that reason, it’s not recommended that you eat garlic often. Green beans are high enough in lectins to cause digestive problems in some people. Click here to learn more about lectins and how to test your sensitivity.

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