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Bourbon Maple Glazed Green Beans

Bourbon maple glazed green beans, a fancy name for a simple holiday side dish! Actually the length of the name almost matches the list of ingredients. Your holiday dinner guests are going to love this simple green bean dish.

Why Bourbon Maple Glazed Green Beans are Perfect for the Holidays

We served this at Thanksgiving and it had rave reviews from dinner guests. It’s sweet, but not overly, and the bourbon adds a unique taste. Topped with sliced crunchy almonds, this bright green bean dish will be a bright spot on the Thanksgiving dinner table.

This green bean dish is simple to make but impressive at the same time. All your guests will love the bright color and taste of these healthy green beans.

Here are the ingredients you will need for this holiday green bean side dish:

  • Fresh Green Beans
  • Sweet Onion
  • Maple Syrup
  • Bourbon
  • Dried Cranberries
  • Sliced Almonds

These bourbon green beans are made in one pot as well which means less dishes to wash!

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Easy to Make Ahead Holiday Side Dish

These simple glazed green beans would be an easy make ahead holiday side dish! Early in the day, lightly steam your green beans and make your bourbon maple glaze. Dress your green beans with the maple glaze.

In a small 1 1/2 quart crock pot, place your green beans and set the temp on warm. Right before serving, toss your green beans with reserved sliced almonds and cranberries.

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Why Maple and Bourbon Compliment Green Beans to Perfection

Maple and bourbon combine for an amazing sweet glaze. Cranberries add a nice color and sweet onion adds a richness. And guess what? NO OIL. That’s right these green beans are oil free! 

So go ahead and dress to impress your table with this sweet glazed bourbon green beans side dish this holiday season!

This dish would go great with our Vegan lemon butter whole roasted cauliflower! If you need more Thanksgiving side dish ideas, check out our Vegan Thanksgiving: Soups, Salads and Sides and for after dinner dessert ideas check out 24 Thanksgiving Vegan Desserts & Drinks.

If you make this, we would love to know, tag @badtothebowl on social media! 

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Bourbon Maple Glazed Green Beans

Easy side dish makes this oil free green bean dish the star of the show!
Prep Time30 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Total Time1 hour 10 minutes
Course: Sides
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 300kcal


  • 4 cups fresh green beans  
  • 1/2 cup diced sweet onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 Tblsp
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tblsp bourbon
  • 3 Tblsp
  • 2 Tblsp


  • Prepare green beans by steaming slightly, drain.
  • While green beans steam, place diced onion and garlic clove in skillet.
  • Sauté 3 – 5 minutes.
  • Add your drained green beans, stir to combine.
  • Add in syrup, salt, pepper and bourbon.
  • Stir to combine.
  • Remove from heat and toss with dried cranberries and sliced almonds.


Calories: 300kcal

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