Slow Cooker Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes


This crockpot green beans and potatoes recipe is easy to make in your slow cooker. I make this dish often, but I have never measured the ingredients, so this recipe is a reasonable approximation. Freeze the leftover cooking liquid and add it to bean soup, ham and cabbage dishes, or use it to boil dumplings. It's delicious!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
2 hrs 45 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, rinsed and trimmed

  • 3 ham hocks

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ pounds new potatoes, quartered

  • 1 tablespoon chicken bouillon granules

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

  • 1 teaspoon seasoning salt

  • ground black pepper to taste


  1. Halve green beans if they are large; place in a slow cooker with water to barely cover. Add ham hocks and onion. Cover and cook on High until simmering. Reduce heat to Low; cook until beans are crisp but not done, 2 to 3 hours.

  2. Remove ham hocks from the slow cooker. Add potatoes to the slow cooker; cook on Low for 45 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, remove ham meat from the bones, then chop or shred meat and return to the slow cooker. Season with bouillon, garlic powder, onion powder, seasoning salt, and pepper.

  4. Use a slotted spoon to transfer green beans, potatoes, and ham into a serving dish with a bit of broth.

    close up view of Green Beans, Ham and Potatoes in a blue and white bowl
    Ms. Chef Esh

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

200 Calories
9g Fat
21g Carbs
10g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 200
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 3g 16%
Cholesterol 29mg 10%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 21g 7%
Dietary Fiber 5g 16%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 10g
Vitamin C 24mg 120%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 2mg 8%
Potassium 572mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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