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Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

When your oven is being used by your holiday ham, turkey and tasty sides dishes —- let your slow cooker do the work for you to make this green bean casserole! For some reason I own two of them and not sure why but when the holidays roll around, I am very grateful they are in my cabinet!

Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

Most recipes call for canned or frozen green beans but we prefer to use fresh green beans. {You know Bob… everything fresh.} I was able to grab some green beans by price matching them for $.89 a pound, which was over $1 a pound savings.

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

I love the smell of onions and garlic cooking {who doesn’t… right} so this dish started off on the right foot for me. My mixture was a little dry so I added an extra pat of butter so keep some nearby if yours does too.

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

So now we have onions and garlic in my concoction and now we are adding sour cream. OH MY! I love sour cream dishes. Forget the low fat stuff as sometimes you just need that full flavor.

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole

I popped the lid off to see this crusty concoction that smelled amazing! Bob walked by and said “Wow, that was made in a Crock Pot!?” {He’s not a fan of Crock Pot cooking… silly man!}

The final result was tasty tasty tasty. This green bean recipe is a for sure do over with the ease of processes {and of course the cost to make}. My daughter said this was by far her favorite recipe and she’s a tough food critic.

Get creative and make it your own — change the ingredients and let us know how your Crock Pot green casserole went.

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4.7 from 3 reviews

Crock Pot Green Bean Casserole
 
Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • ½ cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup Cheddar cheese, shredded
  • ½ cup Town House original crackers, crumbled
  • ¼ cup panko bread crumbs
  • 3 ounces + 3 ounces French fried onions {split in 2}
Instructions
  1. Melt butter in sauce pan
  2. Add onions and cook until translucent
  3. Stir in garlic
  4. Stir in flour
  5. Stir in salt, pepper, and sugar
  6. Add green beans and mushrooms to the bottom of slow cooker
  7. Add onion mixture
  8. Add sour cream and cheese
  9. Combine crackers, bread crumbs, and 3 ounces of the fried onions till blended and add to slow cooker
  10. At the 3 hour mark, add remaining fried onions on top
  11. Cook on low until green beans are tender with a fork {mine was 4 hours}
Notes
Inspired by: http://allrecipes.com/recipe/grandmas-green-bean-casserole/

 

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  1. says

    The Crockpot green bean casserole sounded amazing so I bought the ingredients to make it. After I started reading the directions and following it, I realized they never mentioned the mushrooms after the ingredients or the cheddar cheese. At what stage of this recipe are they incorporated?????

  2. Sara says

    The recipe doesn’t say how much garlic to use. Also do you add the other half of the french fried onions at the end? Made for Thanksgiving without the Panko breadcrumbs and it turned out great!

  3. Darline says

    Being a novice to slow cooker cooking, I was unclear as to whether or not when all the ingredients were added they were stirred together? Or do you just put in the bread crumbs, cheeses, etc, on the top without stirring? Also, is the total time expected about 4 hours? And one more thing… Do the fried onions remain crisp or get soggy? Trying to decide whether to make this version or my standard oven version. Thanks for your help!!

    • Menu of Musings says

      I layered everything and let gravity run it’s course — from what I remember this one had some onions that melded into the dish and the top ones were crunchy. My Crock Pot took about 4 hours but know yours as some cook faster depending if oval vs round for the depth of layers.

      Make yours and then a 1/2 version of this to see for next time?

      Have a good one!!

  4. Malia says

    I made this for Thanksgiving and we are making it again for Christmas. So easy and yes, it did free up an oven for other dishes. THANKS!

  5. says

    I can’t wait to try this! My crock pot is getting a work out these days, I just love doing things ahead and sitting back to enjoy! Thanks!

   

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