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Bacon Green Beans Almondine

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Bailey
Green beans almondine are loaded with bacon, almonds, lemon zest, and chili flakes for a quick and delicious side dish.
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  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 5 slices bacon chopped
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 2/3 cup almonds sliced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice fresh
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon chili flakes to taste
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest from 1 lemon


  • Boil a pot of water over high heat. Add green beans, and cook for 3-5 minutes or until tender crisp. Remove from water and immerse in ice water immediately to stop cooking.
  • Heat a saucepan over medium heat. Add bacon, and cook until crispy. Remove bacon, reserving bacon grease.
  • Reduce heat to low, add butter. Add in almonds, and cook until golden brown, about 4 minutes. Add garlic and cook until fragrant, about another minute.
  • Add lemon juice, then add green beans. Stir in salt (if desired), pepper, and chili flakes to taste. Cook until heated.
  • Garnish with fresh lemon zest when serving.
Calories: 213kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 149mg | Potassium: 320mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 679IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 2mg