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!
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
- 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
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!
For more green bean recipes, check out:
- Green Bean Casserole
- Roasted Green Beans
- Green Bean Bundles
- Lemon Green Beans
- Parmesan Roasted Green Beans
Slow Cooker Green Beans Recipe
- 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!