Green Beans in Cider recipe

All Recipes Side Dish Vegetables Green Beans


1 (16 ounce) package frozen green beans
½ cup apple cider
½ teaspoon olive oil
2 tablespoons real bacon bits
½ cup chopped onion
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Nutrition Info

78.7 calories
carbohydrate: 13.3 g
cholesterol: 2.5 mg
fat: 1.4 g
fiber: 3.3 g
protein: 3.2 g
saturatedFat: 0.3 g
servingSize: -
sodium: 114.3 mg
sugar: 7.3 g
transFat: : -
unsaturatedFat: : -


  1. Combine green beans and cider in a microwave-safe bowl, cover with plastic wrap. Cook in microwave on high for 5 minutes, stir beans. Return to oven and cook until tender, 5 more minutes. Remove beans with a slotted spoon and transfer to a serving bowl, reserve cider.

  2. Heat olive oil in a small skillet over medium heat, cook and stir bacon bits and onion in the hot oil until onion is tender, 5 to 10 minutes. Pour cider from green beans into the skillet, simmer until liquid is reduced, 5 minutes.

  3. Spoon bacon mixture over green beans. Season with salt and black pepper.

Recipe Yield

4 servings

Recipe Note

I prepared this for Thanksgiving dinner in place of the traditional but heavy green bean casserole. It has a delicious, faintly sweet flavor.

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