Crock-Pot Cheesy Green Beans

How do I make my Green Bean Casserole even better without using my oven?  I use my slow cooker and add plenty of cheese.

My family just loves Green Bean Casserole for the holidays.  The difference in my green bean casserole is I add lots of cheese.  The cheese makes it even more creamy and delicious.  I also prepare it in my crock-pot.  When you have so much food to bake during the holidays in the oven, do not forget about your crock-pot.  Green Bean Casserole cooks perfectly in it.  Once it gets done, just turn the crock-pot to warm.  The crock-pot will keep it hot and you will not have to reheat the green bean casserole just before serving it.

Crock-Pot Cheesy Green Beans

What is on our Thanksgiving and Christmas table besides this Green Bean Casserole?  I am pretty sure you will find most of these side dishes on any Southern Thanksgiving or Christmas table.  My family loves these simple dishes.  I guess it is tradition that I have to fix these sides or at least most of this list.  I do need my family to narrow the list down.  Usually, everyone gets to pick their favorite side dish and they help prepare that dish.  The side dishes highlighted in blue are links to the recipes already on my blog. 

GREEN BEAN CASSEROLE RECIPE –  My recipe is definitely no secret.  You can find it on the back of the French’s French Fried Onions can.  I have used this recipe longer than I can even imagine.  The only difference is I add 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese in the recipe and 1 cup of shredded cheddar cheese on top of the green bean casserole before adding the extra French’s Onions to the top.  I also add some Season Salt and granulated garlic.

Crock-Pot Cheesy Green Beans-Recipe

Crock-Pot Cheesy Green Beans-Recipe


  • 1 (10 3/4) ounce can Cream of Mushroom Soup
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper (I also add 1/8 tsp seasoned salt and 1/8 tsp granulated garlic)
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans green beans, drained OR 2 (9 ounce) pack frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 ounce container of French's French Fried Onions (1 cup to mix inside the recipe and the rest to top the green bean casserole)


  1. Mix soup, milk, 1 cup French's onions, pepper, seasoned salt, garlic, 1 cup cheese, and drained green beans.
  2. Spray the crock-pot with a cooking spray and add the green bean mixture.
  3. Top with the remaining cup of cheese.
  4. Cook on low about 3 to 3-12 hours or on high 2 to 2 -1/2 hours.
  5. Once it is heated thoroughly and BUBBLING, turn the crock-pot to warm until ready to serve. The green beans will thicken up as they cool.
  6. About 8 servings in this recipe.
  7. I used a 5 quart crock-pot. I had plenty of room to double or triple this recipe.
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  • dianeroark September 30, 2014, 3:35 PM


    One of my slow cookers do not have a warm setting either. I like to kept my food warm, but I cannot do it in the slow cooker without the setting. It burns or dries out the food every time.

    I truly appreciate you stopping by and leaving me a comment.
    Blessings Always,
    Diane Roark

  • Bob Bell September 29, 2014, 3:12 PM

    In your Green Bean cassarole recipe (and other slow cooker recipes) you mention turning the cooker to “Warm” after a certain time. My cooker doesn’t have a “Warm” setting, just “High” and “Low”. I’m guessing just leaving it on “Low” won’t do too much damage in a few hours.

  • dianeroark August 28, 2014, 9:16 AM


    I add all the ingredients to the crock-pot after I spray it will a cooking spray. Then, top everything with the second cup of shredded cheese. Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I truly appreciate you support and hope you enjoy this Slow Cooker Cheesy Green Bean Casserole.

    Diane Roark

  • Carole Toney August 26, 2014, 2:58 PM

    In your ingredients you list 2 cups of cheese, but in your recipe, you list adding 1 cup. When do you add the second cup of cheese?

  • dianeroark April 16, 2014, 10:03 AM


    I am sure you could use the cheddar cheese soup in these green beans. I add a lot of cheese in these Cheesy Green Beans, so I am not sure you would need the extra cheese.
    Blessings and have a great Easter,
    Diane Roark

  • Linda Verner April 16, 2014, 6:38 AM

    In my family recipe I use Cheddar Cheese Soup instead of Mushroom Soup. Do you think I can use it in your crockpot version?

  • dianeroark December 3, 2013, 7:05 AM


    I would not put the onion rings and cheese on the top until you reheat it. It might be better to turn the crock pot on Sunday morning before your leave. After it finishes cooking and it is bubbling around the edges, have your boy friend turn the crock pot to warm. The green beans will thicken up as they cool.

    I hope this helps. Blessings and thank you for serving our Couuntry!!!!!!!!!!!
    Diane Roark

  • Stephanie L December 2, 2013, 10:21 PM

    I might be making this for a National Guard Christmas party on Sunday. I need to make enough for 15 people. Could I cook make this on Saturday night, put it in the refrigerator and then have my boyfriend heat it up before the party on Sunday in the crockpot?

  • dianeroark November 22, 2013, 6:51 PM

    YES, you can use cream of chicken or celery. I have doubled the green bean casserole and used a can of cream of mushroom and a can of cream of celery. If you are doubling this recipe try 1 can of cream of chicken and 1 can of cream of celery. If you do not double the recipe, just try 1 can of cream of chicken.
    I think since you do not like cream of mushroom soup you will probably like it so much better this way.
    Also, if you have an immersion blender try blended the cream of mushroom soup up really well.

    Thank you so much for your great question. I really appreciate you stopping by. I am adding 14 of my favorite Thanksgiving desserts tomorrow. I hope you will stop by and check them out.

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    Blessings and have a great week!
    Diane Roark

  • bobbi c November 22, 2013, 6:17 PM

    Can I substitute cream of chicken or celery for the cream of mushroom? I know traditionally its made that way but I dont like mushrooms and literally pick out the pieces of mushrooms.

  • dianeroark November 18, 2013, 3:33 PM


    This Cheesy Green Bean Casserole is really good. I hope you enjoy it. It serves 8 people but I have doubled it. The crock-pot will hold it but you will have to increase the time. It is ready when the edges start bubbling.

    I hope this helps!
    Blessings and let me know how it turns out. Have a great Thanksgiving!!
    Diane Roark

  • Justine November 18, 2013, 3:23 PM

    How many servings with this recipe? I want to make sure i make enough! Looks sooo yummy!

  • dianeroark March 28, 2013, 8:23 AM

    Angela, This recipe would be wonderful with fresh green beans. That is how I normally prepare them. I use fresh green beans whenever I can but in a hurry the canned green beans turned out good also. Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread. I love reading comments! Blessings, Diane Roark

  • Angela March 28, 2013, 4:35 AM

    How do you think this would be if I used fresh green beans, instead of canned or frozen? Canned beans seem too… limp… to me and I’m worried that the frozen ones will make the sauce too watery…

  • dianeroark February 23, 2013, 7:19 PM

    Thank you for stopping by Recipes For Our Daily Bread! Blessings, Diane

  • Jodi February 23, 2013, 1:12 PM

    Sounds great! I’m going to try this recipe today! Thanks! :)

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