Holiday Beans With Cranberries

Holiday Beans With Cranberries

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 4
  • About This Recipe

    “Very nice Holiday side dish”


  • 1lbfrozen cut green beans
  • 1teaspoongrated orange rind
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries or 1/2 cupfresh cranberries
  • 2tablespoonshoney
  • 1/4 cupbacon bits( home made are best)
  • Directions

  • Cook beans to tender crisp.
  • adding orange peel before cooking, drain.
  • Stir in cranberries and honey.
  • Top with bacon bits.
  • Heat through (if using fresh cranberries, wait until they start to pop).
  • Reviews

  • “What a festive look on the table for the holidays.The taste was excellent!Our German guess enjoyed the cranberries.(There are no cranberries in Germany.)”

  • “Wow, after dinner my Mom asked for some of the leftover beans – ha! no leftovers, these disappeared, even the ones not wild about green beans ate these.
    So easy, so pretty and so good.I did add a touch more orange zest after draining,was cooking at my Mom’s and had forgotten the bacon, beans were still great, can%u2019t wait to try with bacon bits the next time I make this recipe which is a total keeper.”

  • “I’ve made this recipe for the past couple of years, Christmas and Thanksgiving.I use frozen whole green beans and just throw it all in the crockpot and cook it till I need it.The flavors are terrific!Thanks – Derf”

  • “Enjoyable, easy and festive.I would use half the honey next time and also add the zest (or perhaps more zest) after draining, as most of it ended up washing off through the colander.Like another reviewer, I also used fresh green beans rather than frozen. I used the dried cranberries this time, which worked out fine for me. I added a bit of butter after they were done, which we enjoyed, although they did taste very good without the butter.”

  • “This recipe was an interesting take on the same old green beans.I loved the colors, this dish is beautiful. I added 3 tbsp of some homemade cranberry sauce to the beans (actually I made Cranberries Grand Marnier, recipe #183251 from this site) and that seemed to work better than the dried cranberries, which ended up falling to the bottom of the dish.I also used fresh, steamed beans as opposed to frozen ones. The result was terrific. The salty bacon bits mixed with the sweet cranberries and the orange kick is a much more interesting way to eat green beans than the way I usually prepare them.”

  • “This side dish is perfect for the holidays!!Great combination of flavours and oh so pretty!!Used some turkey bacon that I cooked in the microwave before and used dried cranberries.Also used fresh green beans.Thanks Derf! :)”

  • “I made these to have along with our Christmas dinner..quick and easy and pretty to look at too..I used craisins in place of real cranberries.”

  • “Wonderful combination of flavors and great presentation.This was a big hit at dinner.No flavor was overpowering but all worked well together.I used frozen green beans and only cooked them about 1/2 of the recommended time.They still had a little crunch to them.For the bacon bits, I used 4 pieces of crumbled turkey bacon.Thanks.”

  • “This is a wondeful dish that can be served year round, not just during the holidays. It was very pretty and tasted great too. I used fresh green beans, and followed the rest of the recipe exactly. The combination of flavors was excellent. I will definitely make this one again! “

  • “This was a very different side dish.The honey and orange zest gave it a really good and unexpected taste.I love green beans and this really jazzed them up.Just for the record, I did not use the bacon bits, but it was good anyway.”