Slow Cooker Green Beans

I am a master when it comes to cooking main dishes in my slow cooker, but I am just learning all the amazing side dishes that my slow cooker is capable of! This is actually a recipe that I made on Christmas Day . . . I didn’t want to spend all day cooking in the kitchen, so I had three slow cookers going – one for the ham, one of the potatoes, and this one with the green beans. It made cooking (and clean up!) a breeze. I really think that I could cook with my slow cooker every day of the week!

Serves: 8

Slow Cooker Green Beans

The easiest way to cook fresh green beans- in the slow cooker!!!

8 minPrep Time

4 hrCook Time

4 hr, 8 Total Time

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  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 yellow onion (diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 pounds fresh or frozen green beans (rinsed and strings removed)
  • 1 (14 ounce) can chicken broth (I used reduced sodium)
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Spray a 5-7 quart slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray.
  2. In a medium skillet saute onion and garlic on medium-low heat until they are tender (mine took about 4-5 minutes). Add sauteed onion and garlic along with all other ingredients to the slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on low 4-5 hours. Cooking time may vary depending on how tender you like your green beans.

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20 Responses to “Slow Cooker Green Beans”

  1. Thanks for this recipe! I'm a notoriously bad multi-tasker in the kitchen. It's a surprise to everyone when I can scrounge up a side while cooking the main dish. But using a slow cooker for sides could solve that problem!! This sounds really yummy, I will try it with veggie broth for my vegan fam. (:
  2. Christine @ myblissfulmess
    Being on Weight Watchers, I'm always looking for healthy side dishes to serve my family. I'm always on the look out for new green bean recipes because they are one of the few vegetables I can get my husband to eat. This recipe is not only 1 little tiny WW freestyle smartpoint per serving, but it's also so easy, and so delicious! It would go along with any meat entree. I served it along side some baked chicken breasts and a simple tossed salad for a healthy and easy dinner. Thanks so much for this recipe!

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