Easy Side Dish- Green Beans & Potatoes

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This easy side dish- Green Beans & Potatoes will do the trick!

Meal or side? You decide!

Are you ever looking for that easy side dish to add to a steak dinner? This one is it! Instead of boring green beans lets jazz it up a bit and make this easy side dish- Green Beans & Potatoes.

Do you have a favorite recipe that you remember as a kid that just brings back all sorts of fond memories? This could be an easy simple side dish or even a main course. This is a recipe that brings all sorts of amazing memories flooding back to when my kids were babies. I didn't grow up on this easy side dish, but being introduced to it in my twenties still reminds me of great memories of having dinner with friends and family enjoying delicious foods and good converstaion!

This dish is a variation of the dish our neighbor fed us when my kids were babies! Both sides of grand parents were not local to us so she and her husband were like adopted grandparents to our 4 kids. She would invite us over for dinner weekly and this easy side dish was a comfort food staple. Just loved her so much, whether she knows it or not she taught me a lot I know today about cooking and the importance of butter and the flavor it brings 😉 So most appropriately, you will see a pad of butter on top in the image below. I mean doens't butter make all things better? Especially, when it comes to home cookin' comfort southern style food?

This is hands down, a perfect side dish to any dinner or you can make it a complete meal by adding even more protein, like smoked sausage or even steak bites. Wouldn't that be incredible? Either way this dish is absolutely delicious!! Hope you try it & love it too! 💕

And I love to serve it up in my heart dutch oven! I have had this one for a few years and every time I use it makes me smile, its so cute & practical!

I have a few linked HERE for you in case you are looking for one too!

Here is how I did it: 

Instructions & Directions:

Easy Side DIsh- Green Beans & Potatoes 

4 pieces of bacon 

1/2 Tbsp of minced onion (1/2 onion chopped)

1 minced garlic clove 

1-2 diced potatoes 

3/4 cup beef broth 

2 cans of Green Beans 

Pepper to taste 

2 Tbsp butter 

Cook bacon with onion for 5 mins 

Add potatoes & broth and bring to simmer for 5-7 mins until potatoes are tender 

Simmer combined over the stove top for 10 mins & serve 

Mama's this easy side dish is absolutely delicious and comfort food at its finest! What I might love most about this side dish is you can make it then forget it while you are making your main course.

I chose to keep this as a side and serve with a side salad, crunchy bread and BBQ pork chops! Doesn't look delicious?

So tell me, would you enjoy this as a side or main course? However you decide to enjoy, I hope it is a recipe you will hang on to from generation to generation creating long lasting memories around that dinner time table! It is my passion to help as many crazy busy families reclaim the dinner table with their sweet family with quick easy recipes just like this, so they can have more intentional time around the dinner table with their loved ones. After all Mama, isn't time with your loved ones what its all about?

For those who love a step by step tutorial here is one for you!

Green Beans & Potatoes

Quick and Easy Side Dish – or meal
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 96 kcal


  • 4 pieces bacon
  • 1/2 tbsp onion minced or raw chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic minced or fresh
  • 1-2 potatoes diced
  • 3/4 cup low sodium beef broth
  • 19 oz green beans 2 cans or frozen
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1/2 tbsp pepper to taste


  • In medium high heat, in Dutch oven or pot cook bacon with onion for 4-5 mins
  • add 1-2 diced potatoes with garlic and pepper
  • cook for 2-3 mins then add broth and bring to a simmer
  • let simmer in pot covered for 5-7 mins until potatoes are tender
  • lower heat cover and leave on stove top for another 10 mins or until ready to serve


Calories: 96kcalCarbohydrates: 13gProtein: 3gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 103mgPotassium: 414mgFiber: 3gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 740IUVitamin C: 18mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg
Keyword green beens
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