Crockpot Greens and Beans

This greens and beans dish is a staple in our house over the fall and winter months because it uses up our “carefully”-frozen greens at the rate of a bunch a week.  I was inspired by Farmer Mike’s sausage, beans and greens recipe in a newsletter from years ago, and adapted it for the crockpot.  You can use any type of greens in this dish.

Crockpot Greens and Beans

  • 1 bunch fresh or frozen greens, any type (kale, swiss chard, collards, spinach, or bok choi tops)
  • 6 to 8 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 to 3 cups water or broth
  • hot peppers or cayenne (optional)
  • sausage (optional)
  • 1 can white beans (cannellini beans work well)
  • cooked penne pasta
  • grated cheese

Place greens, garlic, water or broth, and optional hot peppers and sausage into crockpot.  Turn on high and cook for 5 hours.  Add beans 1/2 hour before done.  Serve in bowls over pasta and top with grated cheese.


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Anne Gagnon on December 19, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    Thank you for such a wonderful resource! The blog is amazing with all sorts of great recipes and helpful hints. We really appreciate it!
    Will you be continuing next season? If so I may just do a 1 page newsletter with news of the farm and 1 or 2 recipes.

    Merry Christmas to the whole family!
    Love, Mike & Anne


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