If you can’t go to New Orleans, celebrate Mardi Gras by making one of these Amazing Slow Cooker New Orleans Red Beans and Rice Recipes in the slow cooker! This is one of my all-time favorite slow cooker meals!
I’ve made my own Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice many times through the years, and it’s a favorite with quite a few people in my extended family. I also created a recipe for Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Soup, so of course both those recipes are included in this collection. But there are lots of other variations here for Amazing Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Recipes, even some recipes that are vegan!
I do want to share a caution for anyone who’s using dried red kidney beans for one of these recipes. To be safe, red kidney beans should be pre-soaked, drained, and then boiled in fresh water for 10 minutes before cooking in the slow cooker. Read more here about potential toxins from red kidney beans. This doesn’t apply to smaller varieties of red beans. (Thanks to Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking for this tip.)
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This Slow Cooker Louisiana-Style Red Beans and Rice from Kalyn’s Kitchen is a favorite I’ve been making for years and years. The recipe can be made with ham or sausage, take your pick.
Crock-Pot Red Beans and Rice from Gimme Some Oven has Andouille sausage and Creole Seasoning.
For a slightly different take on this dish, Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice Soup from Kalyn’s Kitchen is a soupier version of my original recipe that uses chicken Andouille sausage, but you can use other types of sausage if you can’t find that.
Slow Cooker New Orleans Style Red Beans and Rice from The Weary Chef is adapted from Emeril’s recipe and this recipe mashes some of the beans.
CrockPot Red Beans and Rice from Family Fresh Meals starts with canned beans for an easy slow cooker version!
Mel says this Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from Mel’s Kitchen Cafe was so delicious her husband could not stop talking about it!
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from In the Kitchen with Kath can cook all day while you’re at work. When you get home, add the sausage and cook some rice and dinner is ready!
Lighter CrockPot Red Beans and Rice from Iowa Girl Eats is a bit lower in fat and calories.
More Red Beans and Rice in the Slow Cooker:
Vegan Slow Cooker Real Louisiana Red Beans and Rice from Fat Free Vegan Kitchen
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from My Biscuits are Burning
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from Foodie with Family
Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from Slender Kitchen
Easy Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice from 365 Days of Slow + Pressure Cooking