This Dorito topped green bean casserole is a fun and easy way to make a green bean side dish to serve for Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter, but this green bean casserole is so tasty it also makes a great recipe to keep on hand for pot lucks, hosting events and more! My family loves that this casserole is topped with cheddar Dorito chips, in fact, the dish was a huge hit with my kids and husband every time I tested it out. My favorite part about this green bean casserole is that it is super easy to prep and can be tossed into the slow cooker, which saves oven space on the holidays and leaves you with less prep at crunch time. If you love holiday recipes, be sure to see the list of our family favorites below the recipe card.
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Dorito topped green bean casserole (slow cooker)
- Slow cooker (linked below)
- Mixing bowl (linked below)
- measuring cups (linked below)
- 8 cups frozen or canned green beans, drained *see note on using fresh green beans
- 2 10.5 oz. cream of mushroom soups or 1 cream of mushroom and 1 cream of celery soup
- 1/4 cup butter melted
- 1 cup cubed ham or crumbled bacon
- 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/3 teaspoon season all (Lawry's salt) optional
- 3 cups crushed cheddar Doritos chips can use the flavor of your choice.
- Combine the drained green beans with the cream of soups, melted butter, cubed ham or crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and season all (optional).
- Place the green bean mixture into a 4-5 quart slow cooker and then cook on low for 4-6 hours, or on high for 3-4 hours, until the green beans are cooked through and soft.
- Once the green bean casserole is cooked through, add additional salt and pepper to taste (if needed), then top with crushed Doritos right before serving to keep the chips crisp. Enjoy!
Equipment needed for this Dorito topped green bean casserole:
- Slow cooker I prefer to use my 4 quart slow cooker for this green bean casserole, but for doing half a batch of the recipe, I use my 2.5 quart slow cooker.
- Mixing bowl A mixing bowl is needed to combine the green beans with the butter, cream of soups, ham, cheese and seasoning before it is placed into the slow cooker.
- Measuring cups Measuring cups are needed to ensure you have an accurate measurement of the green beans, ham (or bacon), cheddar cheese and crushed Doritos. Measuring spoons are also nice to have for measuring out the season all if you are adding it.
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Additional family holiday favorites you may enjoy:
- Stuffed whole chicken
- Amish bread stuffing recipe
- Slow cooker brown sugar glazed carrots
- Amish mashed potatoes
- Amish pumpkin custard pie
- Amish apple spiced pie
- Christmas sugar cookie whoopie pies
- Christmas Monster cookies (flourless)
Ingredients needed for this Doritos topped green bean casserole: Cream of mushroom soup, cheddar Doritos, butter, shredded cheddar cheese, green beans (I prefer to use frozen green beans from our garden), cubed ham (I used cubed deli ham) and season all (optional, not shown).
Can I use other cream of soups besides cream of mushroom?
I prefer to use all cream of mushroom soup, or a blend of cream of mushroom soup and cream of celery soup. I have used a mixture of cream of celery and cream of chicken soup as well, but prefer the taste of cream of mushroom soup with green beans more than the cream of chicken combo. Feel free to experiment to see which one you prefer!
Step 1: Combine the drained green beans with the cream of soups, melted butter, cubed ham or crumbled bacon, shredded cheddar cheese and season all (optional).
Step 2: Place the green bean mixture into a 4-5 quart slow cooker and then cook on low for 4-6 hours or on high for 3-4 hours until the green beans are cooked through and soft. (I prefer to cook mine for 4 hours on low, using frozen green beans. Canned green beans may be done sooner.)
Step 3: Once the green bean casserole is cooked through, add additional salt and pepper to taste (if needed), then top with crushed Doritos right before serving to keep the chips crisp. Enjoy!
Storage and prep ahead notes for this Doritos topped green bean casserole:
Because of the Doritos getting soggy on this green bean casserole, I would say this is a best when fresh casserole. We do keep our leftovers refrigerated to enjoy the next day though, and my kids still love it. If you prefer to prep this green bean casserole ahead of time, you can combine the green beans with all but the Doritos, then keep it refrigerated overnight before slow cooking it. This works well for saving time on a busy day.
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