Slow Cooker Holiday Green Beans


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These Slow Cooker Holiday Green Beans are an easy fresh side dish for the holiday meal!

Slow Cooker Holiday Green Beans
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Thanksgiving is behind us, now to start planning the next holiday dinner. One side of our family likes the classic creamy green bean casserole, and the other side does not at all. This is the dish I would bring to my husband’s family holiday dinner. This dish has fresher ingredients and goes well with the meal my mother-in-law serves.

To make this recipe I start by adding fresh green beans, sliced mushrooms, leeks, and bacon to the slow cooker. This can be prepped the night before if you will be short on time the day of your holiday dinner.

green beans in a slowc cooker with mushrooms, cooked bacon and leeks.

I add fresh garlic, salt, pepper, bacon drippings and water to the veggies and stir.

green beans mushrooms and bacon stirred together in a slow cooker.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 2.5 hours.

cooked holiday green beans in a slow cooker.

The smell is amazing while this cooks, the leeks, bacon and garlic make for a great combination.

plate full of green beans.

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green beans mushrooms and bacon stirred together in a slow cooker.

Slow Cooker Holiday Green Beans

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 8
Fresh and easy to prepare, Holiday Green Beans are a wonderful side dish to serve during your festive gatherings.


  • 4 cups green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cups mushrooms, sliced
  • 6 slices thick-cut bacon, cooked and sliced (save drippings)
  • 1/4 cup leeks, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 2 tbsp. bacon drippings
  • 1/4 cup water


  • Add everything to the slow cooker, stir well.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 1/2 hours without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Serve and enjoy!

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Calories: 167.41kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.32g | Protein: 5.04g | Fat: 14.39g | Saturated Fat: 4.99g | Cholesterol: 21.14mg | Sodium: 261.88mg | Potassium: 231.76mg | Fiber: 1.72g | Sugar: 2.26g | Vitamin A: 435.85IU | Vitamin C: 7.54mg | Calcium: 23.34mg | Iron: 0.83mg

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  1. Terri says:

    Can this be done in a regular 6qt crock pot?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      Yes! should work fine!

  2. Aleathia says:

    Are the beans crisp? Could you cook it for a shorter period of time for a more crisp bean?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I would do less time if you want them crisp 🙂

  3. Mim says:

    I made this last night! Everyone loved it! Great recipe, thanks!

  4. Judy Aiello says:

    Would I be able to use frozen green beans?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I don’t see why not Judy!

  5. Patricia says:

    I want to try this recipe but i need to 1 1/2 or double it. If i double the ingredients do I still cook on high for 2.5 hrs.? Thanks

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I would do 3 hours, keep the lid on 🙂

      1. Patricia says:

        Thank you so vey much for responding. Merry Christmas!!

  6. Victoria says:

    I’m using my crockpot for the ham, do you think this can be done on the stove?

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      I think it would do fine! I would saute it for a bit and put a lid on it for a while. Just keep an eye on it.

  7. Holly says:

    Water chestnuts or a can of red beans! Both are good substitutes.

  8. Brenda Berry says:

    What can you substitute for mushrooms, my husband hates mushrooms!

    1. Sarah Olson says:

      you can leave them out and add more green beans. It still will be delish.