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Slow Cooker Green Beans

These tender slow cooker green beans with bacon and onion are the perfect side dish for any meal. They are easy to make, and taste fantastic!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bacon, crockpot, easy, green beans, slow cooker, southern, thanksgiving
Servings: 6
Calories: 155kcal
Author: Tonje



  • 1 pound green beans
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 8 bacon strips
  • 1 onion
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon salt


  • Dice the bacon into bite sized pieces. Cook in a skillet over medium heat until the bacon is crispy. Remove the bacon pieces from the pan. Add half to a slow cooker, and set the other half to the side for later.
    8 bacon strips
  • Add washed green beans, finely diced onion, seasoning and vegetable stock to the slow cooker. Stir to combine the ingredients, and cook on HIGH for 3-4 hours, or on LOW for 6-8 hours.
    1 pound green beans, 1 cup chicken broth, 1 onion, ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper, ¼ teaspoon salt
  • Then, add the remaining bacon to the green beans, and stir to incorporate the pieces evenly. Drain off the excess liquid, remove the dish from the slow cooker and serve.



  • Store any leftover slow cooked green beans in a refrigerator for up to 4 days, or freeze them for up to 6 months. 
  • Omit the bacon, and use vegetable stock instead of the chicken broth to make a vegetarian version of the recipe.
  • Stir the green beans occasionally to prevent them from sticking to the crockpot.


Calories: 155kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 453mg | Potassium: 245mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 617IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 1mg