Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice - Dinner almost prepares its self with this recipe. Full of Cajun flavor!

Slow cooker red beans and rice is so full of Cajun flavor and so easy to prepare!  We make this recipe at least once a month.  The whole family loves this stuff.  

Eight ingredients, chopped, dumped and cooked for hours.  This is perfect to start in the morning before work or a busy day and just forget it until dinner.

How easy is that? Who doesn’t need an easy slow cooker recipe every now and then?

Try our Bread Pudding!

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice ingredients in the crock

Rinse beans thoroughly and put into crockpot.

Chop the sausage, onion, celery and bell pepper. Place the red beans, all the vegetables, sausage, bay leaves, creole seasoning, and 7 cups of water or chicken stock in the slow cooker, give it a stir.  

Check out our Shrimp and Sausage Gumbo.

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice in the crock with a ladle full lifted out

Cook for 7 hours on high or until the beans are tender. If it’s not thick enough remove the lid for an hour.

Serve over cooked rice.  

I prefer the taste and texture of andouille sausage but you could use smoked sausage if you like.

Try serving this with our No Knead Dutch Oven Bread.

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Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice - Dinner almost prepares its self with this recipe. Full of Cajun flavor!
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4.25 from 8 votes

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice – Dinner almost prepares its self with this recipe. Full of Cajun flavor!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dinner, Entree, Main Course
Cuisine: Cajun
Keyword: crock pot, red beans and rice, slow cooker
Servings: 8
Calories: 495kcal
Author: Don’t Sweat The Recipe


  • 1 lb dried red beans
  • 7 cups water
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 3 ribs celery, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds Andouille sausage, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 3 tablespoons Creole Seasoning


  • Rinse beans thoroughly and put into crock pot.
  • Add vegetables, sausage, creole seasoning, bay leaves, and water to the beans.
  • Cook on high for about 7 hours. If you would like it thicker remove the lid and cook another 30 minutes to 1 hour.
  • When ready to serve, cook rice according to the package.
  • Place the desired amount of red beans in the bowl, top with rice and serve.


Calories: 495kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 71mg | Sodium: 781mg | Potassium: 1104mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 870IU | Vitamin C: 18mg | Calcium: 73mg | Iron: 5mg

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  1. Reply

    That looks yummy! Your pictures are beautiful!! I pinned this to save, thanks!

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      Thank you, Jennifer!

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        Looks healthy and somewhat lite. I’m planning buy 2 qt crock pot but needs to know right amount to use a ingredients.
        Can u tell me that?

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          Hi, Kevin. Hopefully, this link will help you. How to Convert Recipes to the Size of Your Slow Cooker

  2. Reply

    Looks like a yummy recipe! Thanks for sharing at the Inspiration Spotlight party. Pinned shared. Have a great weekend!

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    What a great dish for a cold day. Perfect to leave in the crockpot while you go out sledding and come back to a nice hearty meal.

    You should come link up at our Bloggers Spotlight party, we pin everything to our group board and have two separate link-ups, one for posts and one devoted to pins so you get even more exposure!

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      Thank you Hil! I will definitely drop by your link party!

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  5. Reply

    Think this will be in my crockpot tomorrow! Or today if I can get those beans in a quick soak. This sounds perfect for a cold winter dinner. Putting it in my tailwind queue right now!
    Thanks for sharing it.

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    My husband makes red beans and rice, but I have to say your recipe looks way better! I’ll have to share your recipe with him 🙂 Thank you for sharing with us at Snickerdoodle Sunday! Pinned and tweeted.

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    I always am looking for great crock pot recipes and this looks like a winner. I like the fact that it is amde with sauage – sounds good. Saving for later. Thanks for sharing.

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      Thanks, Rebecca!

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    Oh this looks so good! Stopping over from Show & Tell!

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      Thanks for stopping by, Heather!

  9. Reply

    This looks like a hearty winter meal, and I can make it in the crock pot! Thank you for sharing!

  10. Reply

    Yum! This looks great! We love rice and beans. I’m going to have to try this one!

    I was parked by you on Waiting on Wed., and I’m glad to find your post. I liked it so much that I’m sharing it here:

    Hope you have a blessed day~

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      Thank you for dropping by, Melanie!

  11. Reply

    Yum! This looks so tasty x #sharewithme5 stars

    1. Reply

      Thank you, Jess!

  12. Reply

    Looks healthy! Thanks for bringing it to Pit Stop Crew,
    Janice, Pit Stop Crew

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    My husband loves red beans & rice. And I love my slow cooker. A great combination! Visiting today from While I’m waiting. Have great day!

    1. Reply

      That sounds like a win win situation, Donna! Thank you for stopping by!

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    Popping over from Brag About It! Thank you for linking up with us. Tweeted to share 🙂

  15. Reply

    This looks and sounds delicious. I might try similar soon but with normal sausage.

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      Thank you, Emma!

  16. Reply

    My family is going to love you for this! This is a favorite and the crock pot will make it easier! Thanks for sharing with the Thursday Blog Hop!5 stars

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      I hope they enjoy it as much as we do! Thank you for dropping by Pam!

  17. Reply

    I’m a big fan of red beans and rice, this looks so good, great idea to use the slow cooker! Thanks for sharing at What’d You Do This Weekend?!

  18. Reply

    This looks really yummy! Love slow cooker meals. Nice to have it all ready at the end of the day. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  19. Reply

    I love a slow cooker recipe, especially something like this which is tasty, hearty and looks warming. Perfect for the winter. I would definitely like to try this.

    Sally @ Life Loving

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    Thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. Watch for your feature tomorrow xo5 stars

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    Looks delicious I love ultimate comfort meal thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. Pinning and tweeting.

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    Oh my, this looks so yummy…and easy! My kids LOVE beans and rice. They are going to really enjoy this dish. Pinning! #ShareWithMe

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    OH this looks amazing I will have to bookmark it for later. I love a good recipe. Huge foodie here. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me and your continual support as it’s getting quieter and quieter on SWM these days I hope it long continues for us all to share. #sharewithme5 stars

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    We love Red Beans and Rice your recipe looks awesome! Hope you are having a great day and thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen5 stars

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