Green bean casserole has to be one of the easiest holiday side dishes to make, and it’s a real crowd-pleaser. If you can’t spare the space in your oven to make it, try this crockpot version. It requires less than five minutes of hands-on time.
Not fond of using those store-bought cans of cream of mushroom soup? Then, use my homemade version in their place. You can even use fresh or frozen green beans in this recipe, if you’d like to keep your green bean casserole can-free. That’s definitely my preference.
8 cups cut green beans (4 cans, drained or 3 lbs fresh or frozen)
2 cans cream of mushroom condensed soup
3 cups French fried onions (6-oz can)
1 cup milk
2 tsp soy sauce
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
What You Do:
Dump the green beans, soup, milk, soy sauce, black pepper and half of the French fried onions into a 3-quart or larger crockpot. There’s no need to dirty anything else.
I used frozen green beans in this batch. They can go into the crockpot frozen. They’ll thaw as they cook.
Mix all the ingredients together, until well combined. Then, cover, and cook on high for two hours or low for four hours.
30 minutes before the end of the cook time, remove the lid, and sprinkle the rest of the French fried onions on top of the casserole. Leave the lid off, so the onions don’t get soggy while they’re browning up.
Here’s what the green bean casserole looks like when it’s done. Yum!
And just to put in a bid for using fresh green beans. The green bean casserole on the left was made with canned beans. The casserole on the right was made with fresh, frozen beans. See how much nicer the color is?Print
Crockpot Green Bean Casserole
Make this crockpot green bean casserole, and free up your oven for all of those other holiday recipes.
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 2-4 hrs.
- Total Time: 2-4 hrs.
- Yield: 12+
- 8 cups cut green beans (4 cans, drained or 3 lbs fresh or frozen)
- 2 cans cream of mushroom condensed soup
- 3 cups French fried onions (6-oz can)
- 1 cup milk
- 2 tsp soy sauce
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a crockpot (3-quarts or larger). Reserve half of the French fried onions for later.
Cover, and cook on high for two hours or low for four hours.
30 minutes before the end of the cook time, add the remaining French fried onions to the top of the casserole, and cook uncovered.
- Use homemade cream of mushroom condensed soup in place of store-bought. Recipe on myfrugalhome.com.
- Can also be prepared in a 13″x9″ casserole dish, and baked for 25-30 minutes, or until bubbly. Add the French fried onion topping five minutes before the end of the bake time.