Green beans and zucchini with bacon are the peak of a delicious summer evening. You can use canned or frozen beans, but when summer is here, the fresh snapped beans are out of this world.

I also love a lot of butter, and so if you do not, cut the butter in half and only use 1/8 cup instead of 1/4 cup. I like my bacon nice and crispy, but you may like it a little less done. That works too. In other words, feel free to tweak this recipe to your liking.

Green Beans and Zucchini

Can I Use Less Zucchini in Green Beans and Zucchini with Bacon?

Sure. Instead of using 2 cups of beans and 2 cups of zucchini you can always use 2 cups beans and 1 cup of zucchini.

It is that time of year when zucchini is ready and oh so plentiful. I really love my zucchini plants that are loaded with zucchinis. I have come across such a variety of zucchini recipes that it is hard to believe that we are eating the same plant.

Here are some Links to more Zucchini Recipes you may enjoy:

Zucchini Chocolate Chip Cookies

Zucchini Carrot Oatmeal Muffins

Easy Zucchini and Yellow Squash Casserole


Yield: 6 people

Green Beans and Zucchini with Bacon

Green Beans and Zucchini with Bacon
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes


  • 1 (8 ounce) package green beans or 2 cups fresh
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 2 medium zucchinis, sliced in 1/4" slices
  • 4 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/4 cup or 1 small onion, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cook the beans and drain the juice.
  2. Fry the bacon until it is nice and crispy, drain and place on a paper towel.
  3. When the bacon is cool, crumble it or cut it into very small pieces.
  4. Cook the onion in the butter.
  5. Add the zucchini, salt and pepper; cook, stirring frequently, until it is nice and tender.
  6. Combine the beans, bacon and onions.
  7. Heat together for about 1 minute.
  8. Serve as a side dish with meats or salads.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 134Total Fat 11gSaturated Fat 6gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 28mgSodium 369mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 2gSugar 3gProtein 4g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix



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