Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor sure to please the entire family. Not only is this meal frugal but the andouille sausage is so delicious with the beans and rice.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe

This is one of our go to recipes during busy weeks. Everything you need for a complete meal is in this recipe which makes it perfect for week nights that are super busy.

No need for tons of pans and lengthy prep or clean up because this recipe is easy from start to finish. Plus, your family will absolutely love this meal.

Check out this how to video!

It has just the right amount of heat to jazz things up but not so spicy that the kids can’t enjoy it. The sausage and beans go perfectly with the rice and make a meal that is the best comfort food.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

What to serve with crock pot red beans and rice?

There isn’t much need for anything else in this meal. However, if you want to add a veggie you can make something simple like Roasted Green Beans or learn how to steam broccoli in the microwave for a super easy veggie side dish.

Another easy idea is a simple side salad. Just keep it simple.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

This meal is amazing with some type of bread to dip into the delicious broth.  Pick up a loaf of french bread from the bakery or make these easy homemade dinner rolls. Yum!

Just use whatever your family likes! We have even made this easy homemade cornbread and served the beans and rice recipe with that.

You can also try Cheddar Jalapeno Cornbread Recipe for a little extra kick.

No need for complicated recipes or fancy ingredients.  You can cook a really great dinner for your family with very little work when you use the slow cooker.  It can’t get any easier!

I was really impressed the first time I cooked this dish.  We have some picky eaters in our family and they even liked it. 🙂

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.
 

Make sure you have a good crock pot to make this slow cooker red beans recipe.

If you are in the market for something new, I really love my Ninja cooker. The nice thing about this is you can brown the meat in the same slow cooker which is so convenient.

It is so handy to just have the one pan to clean. It has become of my favorite kitchen appliances.

I also really like this crockpot as well.  I use this all the time and it’s great.

My favorite feature is that you can lock the lid down. This is awesome for when you need to take the crockpot somewhere.

I often use the slow cooker to take dishes to potluck events and this feature is amazing! There are several others on sale here.

Another favorite is this programmable crock pot  for when I am am not at home all day. I love coming home to a nice meal ready and waiting!

I also like to use crock pot liners to make clean up a breeze. These are worth every penny and save a ton of time.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

What do you need to make slow cooker red beans and rice with sausage?

  • dried red beans
  • andouille sausage
  • chicken broth
  • onion (I use frozen onions)
  • minced garlic
  • tomato paste
  • salt and pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • dried thyme
  • dried oregano
  • cooked rice

How to make red beans in crock pot without soaking:

This recipe is so easy and helps to get dinner on the table with very little work.

With just a few steps, this meal is super easy. Just rinse and drain the beans.

Add everything into the slow cooker except the rice.

Cover and cook all day! It is that easy!

Serve with a spoonful of rice in each bowl!

Keep reading for the full recipe.
 
 
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

Tip for red beans and rice recipe slow cooker recipe:

Save even more time by learning  how to freeze rice and you can make this meal even easier. I love to grab the rice from the freezer in the morning and when we come home it is all ready to enjoy.

We do this for lots of meals and it helps put together a quick meal. It is so easy and helpful for busy weeknights.

You can also use brown rice. Learn how to cook brown rice in the microwave for a quick side.

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

 

Another time saving tip is to use a small food chopper or food processor to quickly and easily chop the onions. If you do not have one of these, I highly recommend them.

They are such a time saver and you can get the veggies really fine if you have children that are picky.

I usually just chop the entire vegetable and freeze what I don’t need. It’s so nice to be able to just take the diced onion out of the freezer for recipes.

This is how I meal prep. It’s so quick and easy and helps get dinner on the table fast.

Learn and  how to freeze onions and also how to freeze peppers to save so much time in the kitchen!

Bell peppers are also great in this recipe. We often throw some of those in as well!

Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.

Can you make crockpot red beans and rice vegetarian?

Yes, just omit the smoked sausage or andouille sausage in this recipe. Also, substitute vegetable broth for the chicken stock.

This is also a great way to make the most of Meatless Monday! The red beans and rice are fabulous with the creole seasoning.

We love to add a little extra hot sauce. Yum!

 
 
 
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.
 

Slow cooker red beans and rice recipe is so easy and budget friendly!

This meal is so frugal and the beans and rice help to stretch the sausage. Recipes like this help to keep our grocery budget reasonable.

By shopping when things are on sale I save money on groceries and it really helps our budget.

I keep recipes like this on the regular menu plan rotation because I know the entire family will enjoy and it is easy to use what I have.

In fact, I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for a family vacation or maybe just some wiggle room in the budget.

Everyone will be well fed and your budget will be better as well. Give some of these tips a try!

 
 
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.
 
If you like sausage, try Slow Cooker Shrimp Jambalaya Recipe that has lots of shrimp, chicken and andouille sausage! So yummy!
 
 
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.
 

Try this easy crock pot red beans and rice!

Crock pot red beans are the best!
 
 
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.
 
 

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Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe

4.78 from 9 votes
Crock Pot Red Beans and Rice Recipe is a one pot meal full of flavor and budget friendly. This meal is so delicious with the sausage, beans and rice.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 8 hrs
Total Time 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Main Course
Calories 932
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 pound dried red beans
  • 2 pound andouille sausage sliced
  • 8 cups chicken broth
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 can tomato paste 6 oz
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cups cooked rice

Instructions

  • Rinse and drain the beans.
  • Add everything but the rice to the crock pot.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  • Serve with a spoonful of rice in each bowl.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 932kcal, Carbohydrates 75g, Protein 55g, Fat 46g, Saturated Fat 15g, Cholesterol 127mg, Sodium 1848mg, Potassium 1797mg, Fiber 12g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 95IU, Vitamin C 5.9mg, Calcium 116mg, Iron 8.3mg

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  1. 5 stars
    Tried this recipe today. This is the best red beans and rice recipe I have ever ate. I will be definitely be making these again. Thanks for sharing.

  2. I’m interested in making this but was wondering what time adjustment to make for Instant Pot?

  3. In the instant pot, I would cook this on high pressure for 35-30 minutes with a full natural release.

  4. Curious. I don’t use this exact recipe but very very similar. I’ve never liked the way the sausage tasted when it was time to serve. After slow cooking those hours, it becomes really soggy. I’ve tried different brands etc. I need the flavor of the sausage to get into the beans as they soak in the broth and flavor….so I wind up browning the sausage and setting it aside but I take the juice, any brown bits and grease etc from the pan and put it on my crock pot when I add my beans. I stick the sausage in the fridge and I just toss it in the crock pot while I’m making the rice. It heats up within a couple minutes. That’s the only way I’ve been able to retain the proper texture of sausage. Does anyone else have any tips? It’s not a big deal but one of the biggest reasons I like this recipe is because I can throw it on before I leave. Doing it this way, I wind up taking 30 minutes additional prep time…another pan to clean (unless I use my IP) and smelling like sausage before I leave. I tried not adding the sausage until about an hour before we ate….it cooked it all the way through but the flavor was definitely not the same as it normally is when the beans absorb those juices and flavor from the sausage.

  5. I didn’t think the sausage was soggy in this recipe – I used andouille sausage for this recipe.

  6. 5 stars
    My sausage does come out soggy as well or rubbery. Trust me I have done red beans several times and with the same results. I do uses andouille sausage. My plans are too wait a few hours, then pan fry. After the pan fry, I will just add it too the red beans . That’s just how I make it. However, I understand that a few people do not get the sogginess with the sausage. Could possibly be the brand of sausage I use. Anyway, the receipe
    is yummy !!!!