Holiday Green Beans Recipe
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Holiday Green Beans Recipe

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"To make my green beans more festive for the holidays, I add dried cranberries," notes field editor Darlene Brenden of Salem, Oregon. "The touch of sweet honey complements the orange peel and tart cranberries."
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES:4 servings
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TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cut green beans
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup real bacon bits
  • 2 tablespoons honey

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 160 calories, 3 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 10 mg cholesterol, 578 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.


  1. Cook the green beans according to package directions, adding the orange peel during cooking; drain. Add the cranberries, bacon and honey; toss to combine. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Holiday Green Beans in Taste of Home December/January 2007, p47

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