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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16 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. (:

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