Crockpot Green Beans

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Written By Robby Macaay

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These Crockpot Green Beans are perfectly tender, packed with flavor and so easy to cook in your slow cooker. All you need is 5 minutes of prep time to have a side dish that pairs well with almost any meal!

Cooking your side dish recipes in the crockpot is so convenient! It’s easy, hands-off and leaves the oven open for other dishes you might be preparing. For other crockpot sides, try these slow cooker cheesy ranch potatoes, amazing slow cooker macaroni and cheese or creamy crockpot mashed potatoes.

Crockpot Green Beans Recipe

A good side dish like Crockpot Green Beans can be the best part of the meal, especially when they’re this tasty! This recipe combines tender green beans with diced onion, garlic, parmesan cheese and plenty of bacon for an incredible complement to dinner! Whether you’re serving them alongside a simple weeknight meal or a holiday spread, they’re going to be a new favorite!

I just love how these turn out perfectly tender and packed with flavor. You simply can’t imagine how amazing these taste! A delicious side for any meal, and clean up is a breeze. These are especially great for cooking around the holidays because they don’t take up any precious oven space. I know your family will love them just as much as mine does!

Ingredients Needed

Not only is this crockpot green beans recipe so simple to make but the list of ingredients is short and sweet! See the recipe card below for a list of exact ingredient measurements.

  • Green Beans: You’ll need 2 pounds fresh green beans for this recipe.
  • Onion and Garlic: For wonderful aromatic savory flavor.
  • Parmesan Cheese: Green beans and grated parmesan cheese are a match made in heaven.
  • Chicken Broth: You’ll need two cups of chicken broth to ensure the green beans don’t dry out while cooking, and also it will add extra flavor.
  • Bacon: Adding in about 6 slices of cooked, crisp and crumbled bacon to cook with the green beans will really take these to the next level.
  • Salt & Pepper: To bring out all of the delicious flavors.

How to Make Crockpot Green Beans

These only take a couple of minutes to prep, and then the slow cooker does all of the work. If you want them to look uniform, cut the ends off of them before cooking. Here’s how everything comes together:

  1. Combine & Cook: Add the onions, garlic, parmesan, bacon, chicken broth, and green beans to a 4-quart slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Place the lid on top and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until the green beans are tender.
  2. Serve: You may remove some of the broth before serving and add more crumbled bacon and parmesan, if desired.
Adding green beans to a Crockpot along with Parmesan cheese, bacon, diced onions, and garlic.

Tips and Variations

These green beans are so easy to serve up! These tips will make them turn out perfectly!

  • Add Heat: Spice things up by adding ¼-½ teaspoon of red pepper flakes.
  • Add Lemon: For a bright zing, add a tablespoon of lemon zest and 1-2 tablespoons of fresh lemon juice. 
  • Don’t overcook the beans! A lot of recipes out there recommend cooking the green beans for 4-6 hours on low (or high!!) and that’s just way too much time unless you want mushy green beans. Stick to 2-3 hours of cooking on high or 4 hours on low. If you prefer your beans more al dente, check them after 1-1 ½ hours and see if they’re where you’d like them. 
  • Smaller Beans: If you like to serve your beans in smaller pieces, cut them into 1 ½-2 inch pieces before adding them to the crockpot. They may cook faster in smaller pieces, so check on them after 1 ½ hours.

Crockpot green beans in a serving dish.

Make Ahead and Storing Leftovers

You can have these all prepped and ready to cook! Leftovers are also great! They store well and are easy to reheat.

  • Make Ahead: You may prepare the beans in the crockpot insert up to 24 hours in advance. Cover with plastic wrap or foil and store in the refrigerator until you’re ready to cook them. When ready, simply place the crockpot insert back in the crockpot, place the lid on, and cook as directed. 
  • In the Refrigerator: Store the cooked beans in an airtight container for up to 4 days.
  • To reheat: You can reheat these in your air fryer! Cook them at 350 degrees for about 4-5 minutes or until they are warmed through. Alternatively, you can pop them in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Scooping up the green beans with a wooden spoon.

More Delicious Green Bean Recipes

Whether you cook them in an air fryer, Crock Pot or on the stovetop, green beans are such a great side dish! They can be seasoned in a variety ways and pair well with so many mains. Here are some of our family fav recipes that we know you’ll love too!

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  • Add the onions, garlic, parmesan, bacon, chicken broth, and green beans to a 4-quart slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper as desired. Place the lid on top and cook on high for 2-3 hours, until the green beans are tender.

  • You may remove some of the broth before serving and add more crumbled bacon and parmesan, if desired.

Serving: 1servingCalories: 217kcalCarbohydrates: 26gProtein: 9gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0.03gCholesterol: 18mgSodium: 499mgPotassium: 564mgFiber: 7gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 1073IUVitamin C: 23mgCalcium: 162mgIron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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