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the finished crockpot green beans served in a white dish with a silver spoon

Crockpot Green Beans And Bacon

This super easy and adaptable green beans dish is full of flavor everyone will love.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine american, western
Keyword crock pot green beans
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 3 hours 40 minutes
Servings 10 servings
Calories 74kcal


  • 2 pounds (908g) green beans trimmed
  • 8 slices cooked bacon cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1/2 cup (118ml) chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon butter or bacon drippings
  • 1 onion sliced and sautéed
  • 1 teaspoon garlic puree
  • Salt to taste
  • Red pepper flakes optional


  • Add all the ingredients into the crockpot.
  • Mix, cover and cook on high for 2 1/2 -3 1/2 hours, without opening the lid.


Recipe Tips

  • Make sure to snap the top and tail of your fresh green beans. 
  • If using salted butter, you may not need to add much salt. Be sure to salt to taste as necessary. 
  • Make sure your onion is cooked before adding to the slow cooker. 
  • If you’re cooking your own bacon, you can cook some onion for this. 
  • These beans are best served warm. As they cool, the butter and bacon fat will congeal, so enjoy them while they’re warm. 
  • Remember to stir gently so the beans don’t fall apart. 
  • If you like softer green beans, opt for the longer cook time. 
  • Cooking times may vary depending on the size, make, and model of your slow cooker. Make sure to consult your manual as necessary.  

Weight Watchers Points

There are 3 Blue Plan SmartPoints in one serving. 

Serving Suggestions


Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 169mg | Potassium: 249mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 661IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg