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Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta

For out last get together I made this delicious Cheesy Shrimp Ciabatta. This is an appetizer that shrimp fans will love. In our family this is one of our most favorite recipes. It's so delicious!

You can go with a baguette instead if you would like bite sized portions, but it is hard to beat a fresh loaf of ciabatta bread. The baguette slices will get much crunchier so if you prefer that mouth feel, you can go with a baguette. A fresh French bread would also work great.


Sweet Green Bean Bacon Bundles

I went a little photo crazy with these but for a recipe this delicious, it deserves a few extra pics. Oh my goodness these are so crazy good! It only takes a few ingredients and the flavor is incredible. Many thanks to Beth's Favorite Recipes for this recipe. Beth has a ton of awesome recipes on her blog so be sure to hop over and check them out. Enjoy!

Sweet Green Bean Bacon Bundles
Makes 12 servings

  • 3 (14.5 ounce) cans whole green beans,drained (I used frozen whole beans)
  • 1 pound bacon, cut in half
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic salt

1. Preheat oven to 350. Grease a 9x13 inch baking dish.

2. Wrap 7 green beans with bacon and place in prepared dish. Repeat, using all the green beans and bacon.

3. Combine butter with brown sugar. Pour over green bean bundles and sprinkle with garlic salt. Cover with foil and bake for 40 minutes. Remove cover and continue to cook 15 minutes until bacon has browned. Turn over bundles carefully and return to oven for 15 minutes until browned.

Recipe from Beth's Favorite Recipes. Sharing this recipe at the following fun link parties.


  1. Yuuuuummy! These bundles are adorable and sounds so good! The combination of those ingredients can only equal deliciousness! :) Hope you're doing well, Ali!

  2. These look so great and I can actually make them - I even have all the ingredients! This might be on the menu for the weekend!

  3. Mmmmm this sounds so yummy! And it looks delicious too, great photos! I'm your newest follower and would love if you could come check out my blog too :0)

    The Three Whiskateers

  4. Wow, Ali, do these ever look delicious. We eat a lot of canned green beans so I am always on the lookout for new ways to fix them. I have done green beans with bacon but not this way. These are so cute. Just may be part of dinner tonight, and I am adding them to my Friday Finds post on Friday. Have a great week.

  5. O my gosh. I think I could eat just this for dinner.

  6. I love anything dish with bacon in it...these look really delicious!

  7. I bet the brown sugar gives it a delightful flavor. Thanks for sharing .

  8. Hi Ali,

    This is a great way to make my bacon-eating son to eat his green beans... LOL!

    Nice to know you via blogging. Your blog is fantastic and I really enjoy browsing through your recipe collection. I'm now your latest follower... Cheers!


  9. Wow, this sounds delicious. I even have a bag of frozen whole green beans that I'd blanched this fall but haven't used yet. Thanks for submitting it to my How To Tuesday's link party at!

  10. Oh YUM!!!! Usually I just crumble the bacon over the bean, but this looks SO much better!

  11. Thanks so much for sharing this yummy dish – they look fantastic! I've featured it on this weeks Saturday Spotlight – come on by & check it out. :)

  12. YUM! Looks so delicious! Thanks for sharing this at What's In The Gunny Sack!

  13. Did you cook the beans frozen? Or could you use fresh too?

    1. I defrosted the frozen beans in the microwave before I baked them. I don't see why you couldn't also use fresh, but I'm not sure what the cooking time would be on those. Sorry!

  14. How do you keep the beans from overcooking, while waiting on the bacon to cook?

    1. Good question. I would consider using thinly cut bacon or even pre-cooking it in the oven for a bit first. The other thing to consider is using canned vs. frozen. I think next time I would try using either canned or frozen (not defrosted) beans to see if the ystay more green.

    2. We had an early Christmas with my family. I fixed these green beans, using frozen (not thawed) & they turned out perfectly. They were loved. The bacon cooked well without overcooking the green beans. This is how I will do it from now on!

    3. Jacque- Thank you so much for your feedback! So happy to hear they turned out. I'll have to remake them sometime and take new pics where the beans are nice and green. Merry Christmas!


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