You’ll love this bacon green bean meal-in-one casserole if you like green bean casserole as a side dish.

Green bean casserole is one of those famous side dishes you see on Thanksgiving and Christmas festive meal menus. But this Bacon Green Bean Casserole is more than a side dish. It’s a meal in itself.

Bacon goes well with breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner and snacks. Keep reading for suggestions on what to eat with bacon – including salads and vegetables.

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Bacon Green Bean Meal-in-One Casserole


What to eat with bacon

Make one-pot meals with bacon that include veggies. Or prepare bacon snacks and side dishes. Here are several bacon meal suggestions:

  1. pancakes and bacon
  2. grilled cheese and bacon sandwich
  3. BLT sandwich
  4. egg and bacon quiche
  5. baked potatoes topped with bacon
  6. green beans (wrapped around them or mixed in a casserole)
  7. roasted bacon Brussels sprouts – Kitchen Southern Hospitality’s recipe with bacon is yummy.
  8. roasted bacon-wrapped green beans
  9. roasted bacon-wrapped asparagus
  10. bacon Mac-and-cheese
  11. roasted cauliflower with bacon
  12. bacon and egg croissants
  13. Bacon Green Bean Casserole (see recipe below)
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When you’re running low on groceries

Good recipes can actually be a result of ingredients on hand when you’re running low on groceries. Do you tend to create recipes from what is available and on hand in the fridge or pantry? There are some people who have a knack for turning a little bit of this and that into an amazing recipe. Perhaps, however, it’s because they experienced too many times of being low on groceries and had to create a meal from a skimpy pantry.

When groceries are low and the only meat you have on hand (or that doesn’t have to be thawed) is bacon, make a one-pot meal. Casseroles are great, but salads make wonderful one-dish meals as well. Bacon adds flavor and crunchiness to salads. In addition, salads are easy to make and, usually, no cooking is needed other than the bacon.

Salads that go well with bacon

  1. iceberg lettuce and tomato
  2. pea
  3. bacon and avocado
  4. Cobb
  5. chicken
  6. vegetable
  7. broccoli
  8. Bacon Cheeseburger Salad – a meal-in-one salad by

Take these salad suggestions further by investing in a cookbook or two that contains a variety of recipes for several of the type of salads listed.

I agree with Jennifer Chandler, author of the Simply Salads cook book, about bacon: “There is no substitute for freshly cooked bacon.” This recipe book shows utensils and ingredients to keep on hand in the kitchen for making salads.

If you like the foods on the “salads that go well with bacon” list, this cookbook shows salad recipes for 365 days.

And when you feel like eating a green bean casserole, don’t forget the bacon.

Bacon Green Bean Casserole

Bacon green bean meal-in-one casserole

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Bacon
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 300 kcal


  • 1 large can Green beans
  • 1 Can Cream of mushroom soup
  • 1 Large can French-fried onions
  • 3/4 Pkg Thick-sliced bacon


  1. Fry the bacon on the stove in a large pan.

  2. Mix the green beans, soup, and 1/2 can of French-fried onions in a oblong glass dish.

  3. Bake the green bean casserole at 350° for 20 minutes on a low rack in the oven.

  4. When the bacon is crispy, drain the grease from the bacon, and cut the bacon into small pieces.

  5. Take the casserole out of the oven after 20 minutes, and sprinkle the bacon pieces on top.

  6. Put the casserole back into the oven on a top rack for about 5 minutes.

  7. Take the casserole out of the oven and serve either by itself as a meal or with a side salad if preferred.

Check out these two bacon veggie meal-in-one recipes from Kitchen Southern Hospitality:


1 Comment

  1. I love bacon, and I can’t wait to try this recipe. I make a full meal casserole out of green bean casserole, but I’ve never thought to include bacon. Great recipe.

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