Green Beans and Mushroom Casserole _lowres

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Slow-cooked Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole is a variation of the popular holiday dish.

ADVOCATE-TESTED RECIPE

Green Bean and Mushroom Casserole

Serves 6 to 8. Recipe is by Julie Kay.

2 (16-oz.) pkgs. frozen French-cut green beans, partially thawed

1 (10 ¾-oz.) can cream of celery soup

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 (8-oz.) pkg. fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 (8-oz.) pkg. shredded sharp cheddar cheese

½ cup crumbled Ritz crackers

1. Put green beans into slow cooker. Add cream of celery soup, garlic and mushrooms.

2. Cook on Low for 4 hours. Add cheese and stir until melted.

3. Remove from slow cooker and top with crumbled crackers.