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Jazzed-Up Green Bean Casserole

 Jazzed-Up Green Bean Casserole
This is not your mama's green bean casserole, but she'll still be raving about it! After trying many variations, I decided to give this old standby extra kick. The crunchy texture, cheesy goodness and bacon make it a hit. —Scott Rugh, Portland, Oregon
10 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 2 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1 cup 2% milk
  • 6 bacon strips, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon paprika
  • 4 ounces process cheese (Velveeta), cubed
  • 1 can (2.8 ounces) French-fried onions

Directions

  • In a 4-qt. slow cooker, combine the green beans, soup, water
  • chestnuts, milk, bacon, pepper and paprika. Cover and cook on low
  • for 5-6 hours or until beans are tender; stir in cheese. Cover and
  • cook for 30 minutes or until cheese is melted. Sprinkle with onions.
  • Yield: 10 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 3/4 cup equals 200 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 18 mg cholesterol, 862 mg sodium, 19 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 7 g protein.