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Crack green beans with bacon in white casserole dish with wooden spoon.

Crack Green Bean Casserole (with bacon)

  • Author: Sandra Flegg
  • Total Time: 55 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x


This Crack Green Bean Casserole is delicious! A sweet sauce with soy and brown sugar, along with crispy bacon combine for a heavenly side dish that is a great dish to take to a potluck dinner or dinner party. You can easily double and triple this recipe for a crowd.



4 14 oz.. cans green beans (depending on the size of your can, I used 42 oz. total)

12 strips bacon, cook until slightly crispy

2/3 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup butter, melted

2 tablespoons, plus one teaspoon soy sauce

2 teaspoons garlic powder


  1. Cook bacon over medium heat, just until crispy.  Drain and set aside. 
  2. Drain canned green beans and place in 9x13-inch casserole dish.
  3. In a separate small bowl, combine brown sugar, melted butter, soy sauce and garlic powder. 
  4. Pour over green beans. Top with cooked bacon.
  5. Bake in 350°F oven for 40 minutes.


Substitutions: You can easily substitute turkey bacon in this recipe.

Want to substitute fresh green beans? Absolutely! Simply boil green beans in water until crisp-tender, drain and proceed with recipe. 

Variation: Add sautéed onions to mixture before baking.

Storage Instructions: Store cooled casserole, covered in refrigerator in airtight storage container for three to four days.  Reheat, covered in foil in a 350°F oven for 20-25 minutes.

  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Category: Side Dishes
  • Method: Oven Baked
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: crack green bean casserole