Roasted Lemon and Bacon Green Beans


Did you have an amazing Holiday? I did! One thing that was really awesome was that everyone loved my dish I brought to Christmas dinner, Roasted Lemon and Bacon Green Beans! They were just delicious. The salty flavor of the bacon balanced the sour taste of the lemon.

Precooked Bacon

I personally used precooked bacon as I can control my calories closer and the fat is already drained off. I love using precooked bacon for sandwiches, salads, or with breakfast. For this recipe I warmed the bacon in the pan, and then tossed the green beans straight into the pan. I didn’t have to worry about draining the fat because there is very little with the precooked bacon.

Please note that I used precooked bacon in the nutrition facts for this recipe.

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Roasted Lemon Bacon Green Beans

Serves: 6


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 12 slices thin bacon slices (I used precooked heated in pan)
  • 2 lemons
  • dash salt


  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees
  2. Cut bacon into 1 1/2 inch sections and cook in skillet till crisp
  3. Trim ends off green beans as the bacon cooks
  4. Drain off excess bacon grease leaving about a tablespoon of grease in pan
  5. Toss green beans in bacon skillet to cover with bacon grease residue
  6. Wash lemons cut one in half, add juice & 1 teaspoon of zest onto the green beans and toss
  7. Lay green beans and bacon in one layer on a cookie sheet covered with tin foil
  8. Sprinkle lightly with a dash of salt
  9. Bake for 5 minutes
  10. While baking slice second lemon into thin slices
  11. Remove green beans and toss then add layer of lemon slices
  12. Bake for an additional 10 minutes

Amount Per Serving
Calories: 81
Fat: 4
Sugar: 1
Carbohydrate: 7
Protein: 6

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