Slow Cooker Green Beans will quickly become a side dish staple on your table. These green beans are easy to make and so incredibly delicious.
Lord bless the person who invented the slow cooker! You have saved millions of people millions of hours cooking in the kitchen. We salute you and your brilliant idea!
Um, Thanksgiving season is here and I am so pumped! These Slow Cooker Green Beans made an appearance at our Friendsgiving this past weekend and were a huge hit. I have already given out the recipe before this post ever went live!
- Canned Green Beans
- Brown Sugar
How to Make
PRO TIP: When I am making bacon bits, I take kitchen scissors (my mom and I both LOVE these Betty Crocker kitchen shears *affiliate link*) and use them to cut the bacon straight over the pan. Forget dragging out a cutting board and knife - just use scissors!
- First, we need to crisp up some bacon.
- Crisp up the bacon to your liking and then drain it on a paper towel when you're finished.
- In a slow cooker, add all the ingredients: canned green beans, butter - shhh, it's Thanksgiving, brown sugar - just a touch of sweetness, I promise you'll love it, crispy bacon, onion, salt, and pepper.
- Turn on low and cook for 4-6 hours. Or honestly, as long as you need. Last Saturday they cooked on low for 8+ hours and they were perfect.
If you need to speed up the process, cook on high for 3-4 hours. You just want everything to be melted and cooked together with all that goodness.
What's the Best Thing about These Green Beans?
Besides, they are delicious and my favorite veggie of all time?
They don't take up any precious and sought-after stovetop or oven space. You know space is limited every holiday season. Just go ahead and set your slow cooker out where the buffet lines start and leave them to do their thang all day on the counter.
We all need a green on the holiday table (shhh, I know - butter & sugar - we will get back on the health after Thanksgiving 😉 ) and Slow-Cooker Green Beans fit that bill!
Frequently Asked Questions
Store leftovers covered in the fridge for 2-3 days.
You can, but for this recipe, it is recommended to use canned green beans. If you are looking for a fresh green bean recipe that does not use canned beans - check out my Instant Pot Green Beans recipe.
Yes, you can overcook green beans. You can pretty much overcook everything. The recommended cooking time for this recipe is to cook on low and cook for 4-6 hours.
More Thanksgiving Side Dishes
- Southern Style Cream Corn
- Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad
- Sous Vide Maple Carrots
- Creamy Southern Mashed Potatoes
- Southern Cheddar Mac and Cheese
- Brown Butter Sweet Potato Casserole
- Easy Broccoli Casserole
- Southern Cornbread and Biscuit Dressing