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Garden Green Beans & Potatoes

Fresh green beans paired with red potatoes make for an easy and filling side dish. To make it even better, add crumbled bacon! —Kelly Zinn, Cicero, Indiana
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    16 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, quartered
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice


  • In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine first 7 ingredients. Cook, covered, on low until beans are tender, 6-8 hours. Stir in butter and lemon juice. Remove with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 77 calories, 3g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 278mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 starch, 1/2 fat.

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  • Katy's mom
    Dec 10, 2020

    My mother called this Depression Soup because it's cheap to make if you have a garden. I still make it. The family loves it.