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Holiday Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 15 min.


4 servings

"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."


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


  1. Cook the green beans according to package directions, adding the orange zest during cooking; drain. Add the cranberries, bacon and honey; toss to combine.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 160 calories, 3g fat (1g saturated fat), 10mg cholesterol, 578mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 4g fiber), 7g protein.

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