Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon (Paleo/Whole30)
Paleo & Whole30 Green Beans with Mushrooms and Bacon make an easy and quick holiday side. With only 6 ingredients and 30 minutes to make, they are packed with the flavors of your typical green bean casserole, but make holiday cooking a breeze!
- 4 pieces bacon
- 1/2 medium onion, sliced into rings (100 grams)
- 1 1/2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced (2 heaping cups/100 grams)
- 3-4 tablespoons full fat coconut milk
- salt and pepper, to taste
Cook the bacon. Heat a large nonstick saute pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat and add bacon. Cook for 10 minutes, flipping once halfway through, until crispy. Once done, put on a paper towel lined plate to let cool.
Next, fry the onions. Leave the bacon grease in the pan, add individual slices to the pan, making sure not the overcrowd, and fry for 2-3 minutes, flipping halfway through. You may have to do them in 2-3 batches. If needed, turn down the heat some to make sure they don't burn. You want them crispy and golden brown. Remove from pan and let cool.
Add green beans, garlic, and salt and pepper to pan. Sauté for 4-5 minutes until slightly softened. Turn down the heat to medium-low and add mushrooms, coconut milk, and salt and pepper and sauté for another 3-4 minutes. Add to a large bowl or plate and top with crumbled bacon and fried onions. Enjoy!
Use 3 tablespoons for less sauce. Use 4 tablespoons for more sauce and creamy consistency.
Nutrition breakdown takes into account using 2 tablespoons of the bacon grease for cooking.
Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 231kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Potassium: 558mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 22IU | Vitamin C: 38mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 10mg