Bacon wrapped green beans make a delicious appetizer or side dish that’s bursting with color and flavor.

Healthy green beans are wrapped with smoky bacon, drizzled with maple syrup and oven baked until juicy, crisp, and tender.

This simple, three-ingredient appetizer will put the “wow” into any dinner party!

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Best Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

  • Start any dinner off right with the delectable flavors of wholesome green beans, salty bacon and sweet maple syrup!
  • Green beans wrapped in bacon are quick and easy to prep, but stunning in their presentation.
  • With just three simple ingredients, this appetizer is perfect for last minute prepping.
  • Make ahead and refrigerate on a baking tray, then just pop in the oven 20 minutes before the dinner bell rings!
  • Made with frozen whole green beans, this tasty dish can be enjoyed any time of year!
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Ingredients & Variations

Green Beans – Use whole frozen green beans for convenience, or fresh if you have access to them. If using fresh, try mixing in yellow or purple bush beans along with the green for color!

Bacon – Thin cut, smoke cured bacon strips work best for winding around the bundles in this recipe.

Sweetness – Maple syrup provides a perfect flavor depth and contrast to the salty, smoky bacon. You can substitute honey or brown sugar if you need to.

Variations – Punch up the flavor with a some seasoning or a sprinkle of cayenne. Instead of green beans, try wrapping oven-roasted asparagus with bacon instead, or add extra interest to your appetizer platter with bacon wrapped brussel sprouts.

How to Make Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

  1. Assemble beans in bundles of 5-6 and wrap with bacon, (per recipe below).
  2. Place on a foil-lined baking sheet, end side down. Secure with toothpicks if necessary.
  3. Drizzle with maple syrup and oven bake until the bacon is browned and crispy at the edges.

Finish under a broiler if you want crispier bacon.

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Tips & Tricks

Thaw the green beans and pat dry before assembling.

Wrap the bacon in a spiral around the green beans, so it’s just one layer thick. This will help it cook up crisp.

Arrange the bacon strips so the two ends are on the same side of the bundle. Then cook with the end sides down. Or, you can use toothpicks to secure the ends.

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Bacon Wrapped Green Beans

Make bacon wrapped green beans for a slightly sweet, salty and savory side dish or appetizer!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Broil 2 minutes
Total Time 42 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 12 ounces bacon
  • 16 ounces frozen green beans , whole
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • salt and pepper , to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  • Cut the bacon strips in half.
  • Place a small bundle of green beans (about 5-6 beans) on each bacon half and roll the bundle. Secure with a toothpick if desired.
  • Add the bundle, seam side down, to the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bacon and beans.
  • Drizzle the maple syrup over the bacon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Bake until the bacon is cooked, about 18 to 22 minutes.
  • If desired, broil 2 minutes, flip the bundles and broil 2 minutes more.


  • The green beans do not need to be thawed first.
  • Replace the maple syrup with brown sugar if desired.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 417kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 56mg | Sodium: 571mg | Potassium: 430mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 814IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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