Warm Green Bean, Bacon & Potato Salad

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This makes a great side, either warm or at room temperature, for steaks and chicken. This dish is much beloved and called for in my catering jobs.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with 2 inches salted water. Bring to a simmer and cook until potatoes are just tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Drain thoroughly. In a large nonstick skillet, heat oil over medium-high; add potatoes and garlic and season with salt and pepper. Cook, mashing potatoes slightly, until golden brown in spots, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a serving dish and keep warm.
  2. Add bacon to skillet. Cook until bacon is browned, about 3 minutes. Add green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, until bright green and crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Add to potatoes along with lemon juice to taste. Season with salt and pepper and toss gently to combine.
Most Helpful

I love this kind of dish - olive oil, garlic, bacon, lemon, YUM! Can't go wrong with these flavors that carry notes of the Mediterranean. I used extra garlic (because I just LOVE garlic) and also used a good quality extra virgin olive oil. Also, I drained off most of the bacon fat and only left enough for taste. I added the garlic towards the end part when cooking the potatoes in the skillet, because I feared it would have burned. Very tasty, tasty, and this dish will become a regular part of my cooking repertoire. My family and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Made it for PAC 2014. Thank you Motley Oklahoma for sharing this WINNER!

ForeverMama April 08, 2014

We just loved this dish. It has all my favorites in it - green beans, potatoes, bacon, garlic... My red potatoes were on the large size so I cut them up before cooking them. I will definitely be making this again.

GibbyLou November 21, 2014