green beans with bacon in a skillet

Keto Green Beans and Crispy Bacon

These green beans make the perfect low carb side dish. Now there will be at least one thing low carb on the Thanksgiving table we can eat besides the turkey!
5 Net Carbs for 1/8th of the recipe
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword gluten free, keto green beans, keto side dish, recipe for keto green beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 350kcal
Author Jennifer Banz



  • 2 Pounds Fresh green beans
  • 1 Pound Thick cut bacon, diced
  • 2 Tbsp Reserved bacon grease
  • 1 teaspoon Minced Garlic
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce (or coconut aminos)


  • In a large skillet with a lid, cook the diced bacon until crisp. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon and set aside.
  • Remove all but 2 tablespoons of bacon grease from the skillet.
  • Add the green beans and the soy sauce to the skillet. Keeo the heat on medium-high and toss the green beans around for a minute or 2 to give the some brown color. Reduce the heat to medium and cover with the lid. Let the green beans cook for about 8 minutes or until the are done to your liking (stirring occassionally).
  • Right before serving, stir in the garlic and top with the cooked bacon.
  • Serve.


Calories: 350kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 21g | Fat: 27g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 0g