Sunday, December 15, 2013

Green Beans & Bacon

I don't like traditional green bean casserole. It's not my favorite. I found this recipe a few years and I like it SO much better for a green bean side dish.

Original Recipe from Hidden Valley


1 pound fresh string beans trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons Hidden Valley® Original Ranch® Dressing
  • 4 slices bacon (or turkey bacon), cooked, crumbled


  • Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add string beans, and cook for 5 minutes. Drain the beans in a colander and immediately pour cold water over them, which will help set the green color and prevent them from cooking further. {I usually buy the steam packages of beans and just steam them!}
  • Toss the beans with the olive oil.
  • Meanwhile, heat a large pan over medium-low heat. Add the green beans and ranch dressing to the pan and saute the mixture for approximately 3-5 minutes, until crisp tender.
  • Toss the crumbled bacon into the dish right before you serve it, so that the bacon stays crisp.

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