Texas Roadhouse green beans are a favorite side dish at any table!

This recipe is made with simple ingredients like canned green beans, onions, and bacon simmered in a garlicky broth.

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We Love This Savory Side Dish Because…

  • You can make tasty Texas Roadhouse green beans in minutes.
  • This popular recipe is a budget-friendly crowd-pleaser.
  • This copycat recipe is easy enough for every day, yet elegant enough for the holiday table!
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Ingredients and Variations

Bacon: I always use plain bacon, but seasoned bacon like applewood or maple will add extra flavor to roadhouse green beans. Leftover diced ham is also a great alternative.

Green Beans: Canned green beans should be drained and rinsed thoroughly before using. Frozen green beans should be thawed and patted dry. Fresh green beans from the garden should be cut into even pieces and blanched before cooking.

Broth: Go for low-sodium broth in any flavor to offset the salty bacon. Add a squirt of Tabasco or sriracha in Step 3 for a kick of heat!

Variations: Some sliced mushrooms, sundried tomatoes, or water chestnuts are perfect additions to green beans with bacon!

How to Make Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

These Texas Roadhouse-style green beans will be a family favorite all year long!

  1. Fry bacon until crisp. Remove from heat and drain bacon fat.
  2. Add all ingredients (recipe below) in a medium saucepan and bring to a boil.
  3. Lower heat and simmer until green beans are tender.
  4. Drain and serve.
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Tips & Time Savers

  • Use pre-cooked bacon to save yourself time.
  • Make it up to a day in advance and keep it covered in the refrigerator until ready to reheat.
  • Keep Roadhouse green beans warm in a Crockpot and let everyone help themselves.
  • Keep leftovers in a covered container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Double up the batch and freeze for an instant side dish that goes with anything! Store in the freezer for up to 4 months.
  • Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop with a little water. Enjoy them on their own or add them to a hearty green bean casserole or noodles.

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Texas Roadhouse Green Beans

Make these Texas Roadhouse green beans for a delicious side dish with savory bacon in every bite!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Author Holly


  • 6 slices bacon cut into small pieces
  • 2 cans green beans drained, 16 ounces each can
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ¼ cup onion diced
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • pepper to taste


  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over med-high heat until cooked. Place bacon aside on paper towel to drain grease.
  • To the medium saucepan, add green beans, butter, onion, garlic, sugar and cooked bacon. Pour in chicken broth and combine.
  • Bring everything to a boil, then lower heat to medium.
  • Cover saucepan and let simmer about 15 minutes, or until green beans are tender.
  • Drain excess juices and serve.


  • You can make Texas Roadhouse green beans a day ahead and refrigerate them, allowing the flavors to blend and taste even better.
  • Keep Roadhouse green beans warm in a crock pot so everyone can help themselves.
  • Store leftovers in a covered container in the fridge for up to 4 days.
  • Freeze Texas Roadhouse green beans for up to 4 months.
  • Reheat leftovers in the microwave or on the stovetop.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 423kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 68mg | Sodium: 921mg | Potassium: 699mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1940IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg

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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  1. 4 stars
    I talked to one of the cooks that works at Texas Roadhouse and their recipe was quite different than on this website. He said they use those big number ten size canned green beans and crumbled bacon and chopped onions and HAM BASE to their taste or liking and that was their entire recipe … So please explain to me why cents less deals and all the other “copycat recipes” that are listed on the web are nothing like what this cook said to me?????

    1. Thanks for sharing that, Louise! That is great to know. When it comes to copycat recipes we make them to the best of our taste without having the actual recipe from Texas Roadhouse. So this is our version of what it tastes like 🙂 Hope that makes sense.

  2. 5 stars
    I just made it, followed to the letter except used garlic powder. It is delicious. I added salt afterwards (on my plate) because I felt it needed it. I also noticed the other copycat recipes include salt. And – I love salt.
    I will definitely use this recipe again. Might try the balsamic vinegar. The flavor is a little less intense than Texas Roadhouse’s. But still delicious. I’m sure you’ll agree, a lot of the variations are just a matter of different people’s tastes.

    1. While I haven’t tried for this recipe, I think this could be cooked in the slow cooker. Prepare as directed and cook on low for about 1 1/2-2 hours or so. Once hot, you can leave it on low. The bacon can be added about 30 minutes before serving.

  3. Watch out, at the beginning the recipe calls for 1/4 cup butter. Then after all the scrolling the last recipe calls for 2 tablespoons.

  4. 5 stars
    I don’t even like green beans but my husband loves them. This hit the spot with him. The only thing I did different was use garlic powder bc that’s all I had. Thank you for sharing this recipe!

  5. I talked to a server. I told them I detected balsamic vinegar in them. She told me that I was right. Might want to add just a little bit to make them truly like theirs.

  6. Looks good! Also, even though it’s not exactly healthy, you can always reduce the butter a little bit and add a touch of bacon grease. 🙂