Crockpot Green Beans with Bacon

Crock Pot Green Beans – just a few ingredients make the yummiest green beans ever! This simple side dish has become one of our go-to side dishes for any meal!

Crockpot side dishes are handy during the holidays when you have several dishes to prepare, because you can throw it in the slow cooker and forget about it! We also love scalloped potatoes, baked beans, and mashed potatoes—all made in the crock pot!

Green beans with bacon in a white bowl

Easy Crockpot Side dish

Today’s recipe is another we’ve made for years – Crockpot Green Beans with Bacon. They’re a classic side dish to any meal and have become one of our favorite ways to serve the veggies (along with green bean bundles and green bean casserole).

One of the main reasons everyone loves this vegetable side is because it’s made with bacon. And we all know that recipes with bacon are almost always amazing.

Because this is made in the slow cooker, it literally takes just a few minutes to throw together and JUST a few ingredients. Here is what you’ll need for this recipe:

  • frozen green beans
  • bacon
  • water
  • salt & pepper

So simple and perfect for any meal, but especially during the holiday season.

Recipe notes and tips

These green beans with bacon are so simple to make in the slow cooker. Here are some things we wanted to make note of for this simple recipe.

Can you use fresh green beans? Yes, you can!! They may just need to be trimmed first and cut depending on the size. I use about 1.5 pounds and wash them first. The cooking time will be the same.

Can you make this on the stove? Just add all the ingredients to a large pot. Bring to a boil and then turn down heat and simmer for 20-25 minutes.

Turkey bacon or smoked turkey work great in the place of the pork bacon if you prefer something different. You can bake it in the oven instead of cooking it on the stovetop!

How to store and reheat leftovers: Store any leftovers in a sealed container in the fridge for up to 3 days. Reheat them in the microwave in 30 second intervals. If you would like to use the leftovers in another meal you can easily add them to these recipes 

Crockpot Green Beans in a white bowl

Note the one line under instructions… Put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook. It doesn’t get any simpler than that folks. We hope you enjoy green beans with bacon as much as we do!

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Crockpot Green Beans Recipe

4.84 from 6 votes
Just a few ingredients make the yummiest green beans ever! Simple Crockpot Green Beans is one of our go-to side dishes for any meal!
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 118 kcal
Author Lil' Luna


  • 2 packages Frozen green beans 12 oz.
  • 1/2 lb bacon cooked and cut into bits
  • 1 tbsp water
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Put all ingredients in a crock pot and cook on low for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!

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    1. I think mine were 12 ounces, but you could use a smaller won’t make too much of a difference 🙂 ENJOY!

  1. 4 stars
    I made the modification to cook with 4 oz butter in the crock pot and gave people the option of French Fried onions and / or toasted slivered almonds or both.

    I had a professional cook at the dinner who insisted that i give him the recipe.

    1. Robert P. Starbuck, when do you add the butter, toasted slivered almonds and/or French fried onion rings? After the beans are fully cooked? Thank you!

    1. I’m not exactly sure. I think that it should take about the same amount of time, but you can always bump the heat to high to cook faster. I’d keep an eye on the beans and if they are still looking frozen/not warmed through, then obviously leave them in longer.