Homestyle Green Beans And Red Potatoes

Homestyle Green Beans And Red Potatoes

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword homestyle-green-beans-and-red-potatoes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic salt divided [or to your taste]
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper divided
  • 3 lb fresh green beans cut/whole, ends removed
  • 2 1/2 cups water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 8-10 small red potatoes halved
  • 3 Tbsp butter cubed


  • In a heavy bottomed pot or dutch oven, cook the bacon until crisp. Remove with a slotted spoon and crumble. Add the diced onion to the drippings.
  • Cook over medium-high heat just until the onion begins to soften, around 2-3 minutes. If using garlic, add and sauté for 1 minute.
  • Add the green beans and 2 1/2 cups of water/chicken broth to the pot. Season with 2 tsp of garlic salt [or to taste] and 1/4 tsp black pepper. Stir well.
  • Cover, lower the heat and simmer for 30 minutes.
  • After 30 minutes, uncover and arrange the halved potatoes over the green beans. Sprinkle the tops with 1/2 tsp garlic salt [or to taste] and a few turns of black pepper. Dot with cubed butter.
  • Cover and continue to cook over medium-low heat for another 50-60 minutes until the potatoes and green beans are fork tender.
  • Crumble the cooked bacon and sprinkle on top just before serving.


If you prefer, you can omit the bacon drippings and use 3-4 Tbsp of olive oil instead.