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Crockpot Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe

Chef Danielle Miele , On March 20, 2023


This green beans and potatoes recipe offers the slight crunch of the healthy green bean with the tender melt-in-your-mouth potato for a truly delectable flavor profile. Since potatoes and green beans have different cooking times this crockpot green beans and potatoes recipe starts with adding the potatoes to the crockpot, then adding the green beans so they maintain a slight crunch and better color! Chef’s Kiss!

Crockpot Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe Cooking Tools Needed

  • Mixing bowl

  • Cutting board

  • Chef Knife

  • Crockpot

Crockpot Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 lb. fresh green beans, trimmed or frozen green beans

  • 1 lb. baby potatoes, quartered – or medley* potatoes

  • 2 Cups – chicken stock or vegetable broth

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

  • Salt and pepper – to taste

Crockpot Green Beans and Potatoes Recipe Cooking Instructions

  • On a cutting board, slice the potatoes in quarters to make sure they cook quicker and more even.

  • In a large mixing bowl, toss together green beans, potatoes, olive oil, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper until well coated.

  • Add the potatoes to the crockpot.

  • Add water or some vegetable broth to your crockpot. I like to add a little more flavor into my potatoes so I opt for vegetable broth, but water works just fine.

  • Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until the potatoes are starting to soften up.

  • Now, add the green beans to the recipe and cook for an additional hour until potatoes are fork-tender and the beans are soft but maintain a slight crunch to them.

  • Taste the recipe and adjust the seasoning as needed.

Green Beans and Potatoes Crockpot Recipe Cooking Advice

*Medley potatoes are small potatoes that come in a variety of colors. They are often found in bags at the store and include purple and bite-sized red potatoes.

You can add more vegetables such as carrots or bell peppers to this recipe.

You can also add a protein of your choice such as shredded chicken, beef, or tofu for a complete meal.

You can add more seasonings according to your taste preference. Also, make sure to adjust the roasting time based on the thickness of your green beans and potatoes.

Chef Danielle Miele

Chef Miele started in the industry as a chef's assistant back in the early 1990s at a New England style seafood shack. After several stints in the industry she earned a formal chef's degree with honors from Le Cordon Bleu. When she is not cooking for her husband and teenage son, she enjoys researching techniques and ingredients from different cultures, with a focus on enhanced flavor and nutrition.