Take-out Tuesday, Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

This recipe is right up there with the easiest thing I’ve ever made, and it’s perfect for busy days year round, but in the summertime using  the slow cooker keeps the kitchen much cooler than turning on the oven

Our whole family was at the beach house last week, and I have to tell you that planning the meals in advance made the whole week very easy breezy

The menu was posted in the kitchen, and I got a kick out of watching everybody refer to it at various times during the week…

I overheard, “Oh good, we’re having BBQ pork tonight, and green bean casserole, I love that~”

BBQ pulled pork sandwiches and watermelon were paired with the green bean casserole for the night of the 4th, to make things extra easy on that busy day   πŸŽ†   πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

First add the McCormick Country Gravy mix and water to the slow cooker and stir.  I’d never tried this packaged gravy mix before and it is goooood

Add fresh green beans, stir and cover~ Cook for 1 hour on high, and go play princess or something…

If you peek at the beans after an hour you won’t believe this is going to turn out right, but have faith!

Just go for a boat ride and let the magic happen

After 3 hours on high, stir beans around in the luscious creamy gravy and then cover them with french fried onions

Continue cooking with lid off for 10 minutes to heat onions, then let everyone help themselves

Fresh Gourmet brand Crispy Onions are delicious straight out of the bag, as are Trader Joe’s Fried Onion pieces, so serve a bowl of them on the side for adding extra to the green beans when serving

This recipe was adapted from McCormick’s Slow Cooker Cheesy Broccoli Casserole

Speedy Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours 10 minutes
Course Side Dish, slow cooker
Cuisine American
Servings 6


  • 1 lb. fresh green beans washed and trimmed
  • 2 packages McCormick Country Gravy Mix
  • 4 cups water
  • 2 cups fried onions


  • Put dry gravy mix into a sprayed slow cooker.
  • Add water and stir well. Add beans and stir.
  • Cover and cook on high for 3 hours, stirring after 1 hour if possible.
  • After 3 hours top beans with fried onions and let cook uncovered for 10 more minutes to heat onions.
  • Serve with additional onions on the side if desired. Makes 6-8 servings
Keyword french fried onions, fried green beans, green bean casserole, slow cooker green bean casserole, Thanksgiving, vegetable casserole

I’m pinning this to my Thanksgiving Pinterest Board to remember it for the winter holidays when oven space is at a premium

This is not a sponsored post, the brands mentioned are just personal preferences

Enjoy!   #don’tspendyourlifeinthekitchen

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16 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Easiest Ever Slow Cooker Green Bean Casserole”
  1. Mary says:

    Love the short cut and slow cooker for busy summer days Jenna! I’ve had TJ’s Fried Onion pieces and they’re so good. I’ll have to look for the Fresh Gourmet brand. Your princess is adorable πŸ™‚

  2. Jenna, I like the variation of the gravy for the green bean slow cooker casserole. Your princess is darling and a boat ride sounds like a winner any day!

  3. One to try! Your little gal looks so cute! Love her tiara and gown!

  4. Cynthia Raines says:

    What a doll! How fun to see children playing “pretend”. Her outfit is complete,right to the earrings ~ too cute! I will try this for sure as we love the original version with cream of mushroom soup, but my husband loves country gravy, so this should be a winner too! Thanks!

  5. ….and go play princess or something. Love it. That’s my kind of cooking – pinned (another)! Thank you for fast, easy and delicious.

  6. Jill Kuhn says:

    I love that you used fresh green beans – this looks like a winner any time of year! Thanks for sharing, Jenna! 😊

  7. Jodi says:

    I love that you use fresh beans and gravy mix instead of mushroom soup. Hubby loves – I despise. LOL!

  8. Sounds good. Haven’t used fresh beans before or the slow cooker. I do add a can of fancy chinese vegetables in my green bean casserole.It add a little crunch and is a surprise to most people.

  9. Miz Helen says:

    Your little Princess is adorable!! What a great idea for the Green Bean Casserole in the Slow Cooker. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday and you have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon
    Miz Helen

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