Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice (with sausage)


I’m always looking for easy slow cooker meals that my family likes, and this Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice with Sausage recipe definitely fits the bill! This is a very filling dinner that’s especially great for larger families or for those who enjoy leftovers (like us!). You literally just put everything in the slow cooker and start it (no pre-cooking necessary). It doesn’t get much easier than that!

Slow Cooker Red Beans and Rice on 100 Days of Real Food

My husband’s family is from New Orleans, and we missed getting to go visit for Mardi Gras this year. But at least we can enjoy the flavors of the Big Easy at home with this new easy recipe. Enjoy!

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Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice (with sausage)

This super easy Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice (with sausage) recipe reminds me of New Orleans. And it’s so simple to make, just toss everything into the slow cooker and let it cook!



  • 1 pound dried red kidney beansrinsed
  • 1 pound andouille sausage (raw), cut into 1″ to 1 1/2″ pieces
  • 1 yellow oniondiced
  • 1 green bell pepperseeded, cored and diced
  • 3 stalks celerytrimmed and diced
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red (cayenne) pepper
  • 4 cloves garlicminced
  • 4 bay leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 3 cups water
  • 3 cups chicken broth

For Serving

  • brown rice
  • fresh chives or green onionsfor garnish (optional)


  1. Combine all ingredients into the slow cooker and cook on high until the beans are tender, 7 to 8 hours. Serve over brown rice and garnish with chives or green onions (if desired).

Recipe Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice (with sausage)

Amount Per Serving

Calories 329 Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Fat 14g22%

Saturated Fat 4g25%

Trans Fat 1g

Cholesterol 38mg13%

Sodium 914mg40%

Potassium 886mg25%

Carbohydrates 31g10%

Fiber 8g33%

Sugar 2g2%

Protein 21g42%

Vitamin A 150IU3%

Vitamin C 14mg17%

Calcium 61mg6%

Iron 4mg22%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.