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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
Calories 263kcal
Author Melissa Sperka


  • 4 slices bacon
  • 1 medium sweet onion finely diced
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 ½ teaspoon garlic salt divided [or to your taste]
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 3 lb fresh green beans cut/whole, ends removed
  • 2 ½ cups water or low sodium chicken broth
  • 8-10 small red potatoes halved
  • 3 tablespoon 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 ½ cups of water/chicken broth to the pot. Season with 2 teaspoon of garlic salt [or to taste] and ¼ teaspoon 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 ½ teaspoon 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 tablespoon of olive oil instead.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 263kcal | Carbohydrates: 41g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 882mg | Potassium: 1182mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1322IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 3mg