Jazzed-Up Green Bean Casserole
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 5-1/2 hours
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 200 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 18mg cholesterol, 862mg sodium, 19g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 3g fiber), 7g protein.
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Oct 30, 2018
We loved this departure from your typical green bean casserole. I baked it in the oven because I was short on time, but love that it's a slow cooker recipe and will try it that way next time. I omitted the water chestnuts because I didn't have any on hand, but everything else remained the same. Delish!!
Oct 1, 2018
The only changes I made were omitting the Water chestnuts, (because I don’t like them) and adding a little soy sauce and butter. It only took half the time, so luckily I checked early and caught before they got overcooked. I suggest checking beans before recommended cooking time, (especially the first time, since I have found that Slow Cookers vary), and making a note of time and which Cooker you used. That being said, I love these Green Beans. Easy and crazy flavorful. I will definitely be making again.
Dec 4, 2017
I loved the flavor of this dish. I think next time I will omit the milk. It was a little too soupy for my liking. Only thing I changed was I added a little diced onion to bacon at the end of cooking time. Will make again.Was a nice change from your typical "Green Bean Casserole" that we usually have at Thanksgiving.
Apr 15, 2015
Way too much liquid. I tried to make this recipe several times with minor changes, and no matter what, it came out too soupy. Will not make this again.
Nov 30, 2014
Great recipe! I give it only 4 stars because I realized, after making this in the crockpot, that this combination of ingredients doesn't mix and set properly when cooked this way. It just tasted unfinished and like something was missing. I baked leftovers and they are scrumptious!!! Will make this again and again, just will make sure I bake as a casserole rather than in the crockpot.
Nov 28, 2014
Nice and easy way to make green bean casserole. The crock pot tends to make things a bit soupy so I reduced the amount of milk. I eliminated the water chestnuts because my family does not care for them. This is a great holiday side that will free up space in your oven.
Nov 28, 2012
While I liked the idea of the crock pot, I had some trouble with soupiness and the cheese. I had to thicken mine by removing the lid of the slow cooker during the last half hour of cooking....which I then had an issue with the cheese not melting correctly. I won't blame the recipe...just some of the mechanics of it. I thought it tasted really nice though...and I omitted the water chestnuts (not a fan) and added more bacon and onions as well. Very tastey and made great left overs!!
Nov 27, 2012
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving and my family really loved it. I did make a few changes. I cut the water chestnuts into strips to make it easier to pick up with the beans. I also added 3 extra strips of bacon cuz we all love bacon. I added soy sauce for more flavor and I bought the bigger can of onions and crumbled 2 or 3 handfulls into the beans when I added the cheese. I cooked it for 6 hours. The beans came out nice and tender. There wasn't any left. I'm gonna make it for Chrstmas Eve too.
Nov 25, 2012
I made this for the first time.. quick and easy. the only thing i found it to somewhat soupy so next time ill just cut back on the milk...will be making this again
Nov 5, 2012
I made this for Thanksgiving last year, and everyone really liked it. I will be making it againg this year. It was so nice to put it in the slow cooker and forget about it!