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Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon

These easy Slow Cooker Green Beans with Bacon is one of our very favorite side dishes! Packed full of flavor, this easy green beans recipe takes just a handful of ingredients and a few minutes of work.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword bacon, green beans, vegetables
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 148kcal
Author Trish - Mom On Timeout


  • 8 slices of bacon
  • 2 pounds of rinsed and trimmed fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion diced
  • 1 potato diced
  • 1 1/2 cups chicken broth or stock
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Cut the bacon into small pieces and cook over medium heat until the bacon is fully rendered and crispy.
  • Add the onions and saute with bacon until transparent.
  • Lightly spray a slow cooker with cooking spray and add green beans. and pepper and stir making sure the bacon drippings are getting mixed in well.
  • Add bacon and onion mixture followed by the diced potatoes.
  • Add chicken broth, salt and pepper to taste. I frequently don't even add salt because the bacon has so much already. 
  • Cover and cook on low heat for 6 to 8 hours or high heat for 3 to 4 hours or until beans reach your desired level of tenderness.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.


Calories: 148kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 316mg | Potassium: 442mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 790IU | Vitamin C: 20.7mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2.2mg