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 cubed Velveeta
- 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.
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!