Smothered Green Beans


With Easter only a few days away, I thought I’d share a side dish that would be perfect for your family dinners/lunches on Easter weekend. These Smothered Green Beans are SO, SO easy, which means you can come home from your Easter service¬†on Sunday morning, whip up this delicious dish, and have them ready for lunch in no time. I actually “prepped” this dish in the morning before church by cooking the bacon and combining all the other ingredients. Then when I got home from church, I just popped it in the oven! Easy peasy!

Any time you use a pound of bacon in a recipe, you know it’s gonna be good! But don’t overlook the amazing sweet and savory sauce, either. This was a huge hit with my husband’s family. Even people who don’t like green beans will still love this dish…because BACON!

I hope your Easter weekend is full of delicious food. I also hope it’s full of the true Gospel of Jesus. Though the meals, the time with family, the dyed eggs, and chocolate bunnies are all good and fun, may we never take our eyes off of the Cross so that we never forget that our freedom from sin was purchased by His blood.

Smothered Green Beans

Yields: 10 servings

Smothered Green Beans


  • 5 (15-oz) cans green beans, drained
  • 1 lb bacon
  • 2/3 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Pour drained green beans in an ungreased 9x13-inch pan.
  3. Cook bacon in a large skillet until almost done but not too crispy. Remove from skillet, drain on paper towels and chop. Sprinkle cooked bacon on top of green beans.
  4. Whisk together remaining ingredients. Pour over green beans.
  5. Bake for 40 minutes.

Source: Plain Chicken

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