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Keto Sautéed Green Beans with Bacon Cream Sauce in a white serving dish on the dining table with napkin, wooden spoon

Sauteed Green Beans with Bacon Cream Sauce

Perfectly tender-crisp green beans are smothered in a creamy, garlic bacon sauce in this impressive yet easy to make festive side dish. This healthy green bean recipe will satisfy everyone including those following a gluten-free or ketogenic lifestyle.
Course Sides
Cuisine French
Diet Diabetic, Gluten Free
Keyword healthy green bean recipe, keto green bean recipe, keto holiday green bean recipe, sauteed green bean recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 184kcal
Author Anna Mazlin


  • 2 slices thick cut bacon chopped finely
  • 1 medium shallot minced
  • 12 oz frozen extra fine green beans or fresh green beans
  • 4 oz mushrooms finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup almond flour
  • 1 cup chicken broth or stock
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon all-purpose seasoning blend
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup shredded parmesan cheese


  • Run green beans under water to thaw slightly and then pat dry
  • Heat skillet over medium-high heat
  • Add chopped bacon and shallots and sauté until lightly browned, about 4-5 minutes
  • Scoop bacon and shallots and set aside
  • Add green beans to bacon grease and sauté for about 5-6 minutes or until warmed through and tender crisp
  • Remove and set aside
  • Add mushrooms and garlic to skillet and sauté for 3-4 minutes until tender
  • Add chicken broth to skillet with mushrooms and garlic
  • Stir almond flour into an equal amount of water and then stir into chicken broth
  • Add cream, seasoning, salt and parmesan and bring to a simmer and let thicken for 4-5 minutes
  • Add green beans to a serving dish, top with sauce and then stir in crispy bacon and shallots


  • How do you get tender-crisp green beans?  The skillet should be fully heated to medium-high when you add the green beans, otherwise the beans will release liquid and steam. Stir frequently but not constantly and test your beans for doneness by biting into one after 5 minutes. 
  • Not enough bacon grease? Add 1 tbsp of oil to the skillet when sautéeing the green beans
  • Make ahead? Make the recipe excluding sautéeing the beans.  Keep the bacon/shallot mixture and the cream sauce separate. Store in the fridge for 1-2 days then when ready to serve, sauté the green beans in 1 tablespoon of olive oil for 5-6 minutes. Either heat the cream sauce and bacon/shallots in the microwave or heat them together in the skillet after cooking the green beans.
  • Leftover cream sauce? The bacon cream sauce keeps well in the fridge for a day or two so could be used as a delicious sauce for zucchini noodles or other veggies.


Calories: 184kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 37mg | Sodium: 440mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 620IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 179mg | Iron: 1mg