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Green Bean Bundles of Joy Recipe

Green Bean Bundles of Joy Recipe

To make green beans fit the new baby theme dinner, I baked them in little bundles, secured with strips of bacon. A few minutes under the broiler makes the bacon crispy. The dish gets its tang from Italian dressing, which the beans are baked in. -Ame Andrews, Little Rock, Arkansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. Broil: 5 min. YIELD:4-6 servings


  • 6 cups water
  • 1/2 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 4 to 6 bacon strips
  • 3/4 cup Italian salad dressing


  • 1. In a saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add beans; cover and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and set aside. Cut bacon in half lengthwise; place on a microwave-safe plate.
  • 2. Microwave on high for 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until edges curl. Place four or five beans on each bacon strip; wrap bacon around beans and tie in a knot.
  • 3. Place bundles in an 8-in. square baking dish. Drizzle with salad dressing. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 10-15 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Broil 4 in. from the heat for 2-3 minutes or until bacon is crisp. Yield: 4-6 servings.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested in a 1,100-watt microwave.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 203 calories, 20 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 618 mg sodium, 4 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.